Can Stress Really Stop You From Conceiving?

While research has demonstrated that fertility issues cause stress, there’s no evidence to say it works the other way round. While physical and emotional stress can interfere with your menstrual cycle, Dr. Witkin insists this doesn’t directly extend to fertility. “When there is a fertility problem that follows stress, the stress was most likely a trigger for a pre-existing medical condition or predisposition.”

The best advice, Dr. Witkin offers, is to look after yourself a bit more and be kind to yourself. Eventually, you’ll start to relieve stress and while it won’t boost your physical fertility, it will make the process of trying to conceive more enjoyable.

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