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Stress and Infertility – Stress Reduction Tips

There may be a link between stress and infertility

stress-and-infertility-blogDallas IVF has seen enough patients to know that there is a relationship between stress and infertility. Research still hasn’t pinpointed the exact link, but high stress levels may make it more difficult for a woman to get pregnant. This probably comes as no surprise. After all, we all know that stress and anxiety can take a toll on our bodies.

The physicians from our Dallas fertility clinic are here to explain how stress impacts fertility patients and to offer some stress reduction tips.

It’s important to know how stress and infertility interact

The definition of stress is simple. It’s any event that’s threatening to you. For some people, it’s a presentation at work, and for others it’s a trip to the dentist. While we all experience stress, it’s important to manage it, especially if you’re a fertility patient.

Our Dallas fertility clinic team knows that stress and infertility often go hand in hand for our patients. When facing the stress of infertility, some women withdraw and isolate themselves from friends and family, while others pressure themselves to pursue aggressive fertility treatments. Neither approach is healthy, but there are steps you can take to alleviate stress and anxiety.

The physicians at Dallas IVF have stress reduction tips for fertility patients

Stress management is critical when you’re trying to get pregnant. Reducing your stress can help you cope with a diagnosis of infertility, make informed decisions about fertility treatment, and improve your health and possibly your fertility.

Everyone is different, so our Dallas fertility clinic recommends trying a few different stress management techniques.

  • Acupuncture
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Journaling
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Music
  • Support groups
  • Visualization
  • Yoga

Try one or more and see what works for you!

If you have a friend or a loved one who is struggling with infertility, you can help them reduce their stress. Rather than just telling them to relax, we recommend simply listening at first. Then, if it feels appropriate, you can suggest that they try some of our tips to help them feel calmer and more in control.

If you’d like more information about stress and infertility or you’d like more stress reduction tips, please contact our office today.