The Study on Stress and Infertility

 

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Does stress cause infertility? It is unlikely that stress alone can cause infertility. However, it does interfere with a woman’s ability to get pregnant. Research has shown that women with history of depression are twice as likely to experience infertility. Anxiety can also have a negative effect by prolonging the time needed.

Current research has shown that the stress levels of women with infertility are equivalent to women with cancer, AIDS or heart disease, so there is no question about infertility resulting in. Overall, research does not show a reliable nor strong biological relationship between stress and infertility. But, relaxing can have some indirect and non-biological beneficial pregnancy effects. For example, relaxation may improve people’s mood which may lead to lifestyle changes (e.g., decreased smoking), increased intercourse, or persistence in fertility treatments that could increase pregnancy chances. Abstract and Figures The relationship between stress and infertility has been debated for years.

Women with infertility report elevated levels of anxiety and depression, so it is clear that. The science backing up the relationship between stress and fertility is fairly robust. Here’s a timeline of some of the most relevant research: A study titled “The psychological impact of infertility” published in 1993 compared the psychological impact of infertility with those folks living with cancer, heart problems, chronic pain, and HIV. It revealed that the symptoms of those coping with infertility. Stress and Infertility.

It is not clear how exactly stress impacts fertility. It is not known whether high levels of stress can prevent pregnancy or affect a woman’s chance of conceiving. We do know that reducing stress provides a better quality of life during times of intense personal challenge. Research finds infertility certainly causes stress, but not vice versa.

In fact, even when physical stress or emotional stress does interfere with your menstrual cycle, stress-induced hormonal. The Science Behind Stress and Fertility Several recent studies have found links between the women’s levels of day-to-day stress and lowered chances of pregnancy. For example, women whose saliva had.

Although a few studies have found an association between stress and the probability of conception, it remains unclear whether stress causes fertility problems or fertility problems cause stress. SUMMARY ANSWER Higher levels of stress as measured by salivary alpha-amylase are associated with a longer time-to-pregnancy (TTP) and an increased risk of infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY Data suggest that stress and reproduction are interrelated; however, the directionality of that association is unclear.

List of related literature:

Although lower stress levels promote natural fertility, stress reduction in infertile couples has not been proven to lead to successful fertility treatment (Campagne 2006).

“Andrology: Male Reproductive Health and Dysfunction” by Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre, Susan Nieschlag
from Andrology: Male Reproductive Health and Dysfunction
by Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre, Susan Nieschlag
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010

If the stress level is three times greater among the infertile women, one could conclude that there is a moderately strong association between stress and ovarian infertility.

“Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health” by Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage
from Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health
by Ann Aschengrau, George R. Seage
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2018

He is convinced that stress is to blame for many cases of infertility and suggests that stress reduction should be the first course of treatment for infertility rather than expensive and invasive treatments, such as IVF.

“Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted” by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
from Change Your Brain, Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted
by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2010

This is not to minimize the couples’ plight or to say that stress is the only cause for infertility and a woman can always conceive if she would “just relax,” but this is an impressively common story.

“Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science” by Claudia Welch
from Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
by Claudia Welch
Hachette Books, 2011

There are no convincing studies showing stress as the sole cause of infertility in women.

“Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient” by Barry S. Fogel, Donna B. Greenberg
from Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient
by Barry S. Fogel, Donna B. Greenberg
Oxford University Press, 2015

Research has yet to disentangle and adequately address the relationship between stress and infertility.

“Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Two Volume Set” by David K. Gardner, Ariel Weissman, Colin M. Howles, Zeev Shoham
from Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Two Volume Set
by David K. Gardner, Ariel Weissman, et. al.
CRC Press, 2017

Despite intuitive links, medical science has not conclusively proven that stress alone can cause infertility

“Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception” by Amy Ogle, Lisa Mazzullo, Mary D'Alton
from Before Your Pregnancy: A 90-Day Guide for Couples on How to Prepare for a Healthy Conception
by Amy Ogle, Lisa Mazzullo, Mary D’Alton
Random House Publishing Group, 2011

Stress has not been proven to cause infertility; however, it can affect the autonomic nervous, endocrine, and immune systems; change hormone levels; and interfere with ovulation (ASRM, 2014a; Homan et al., 2007).

“Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition” by Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, WHNP-BC, FAANP, Elizabeth Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP, Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing, Second Edition
by Ivy M. Alexander, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, ARNP, WHNP-BC, FAANP, et. al.
Springer Publishing Company, 2017

This last study was the one that showed that the stress-success link depended on the type of infertility.

“Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping (Third Edition)” by Robert M. Sapolsky
from Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping (Third Edition)
by Robert M. Sapolsky
Henry Holt and Company, 2004

We think that is the most important lesson to be drawn from this study: reducing stress can reverse fertility problems.

“Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility” by Jill Blakeway, Sami S. David
from Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility
by Jill Blakeway, Sami S. David
Little, Brown, 2009

Oktay Kutluk

Kutluk Oktay, MD, FACOG is one of the world's foremost experts in fertility preservation as well as ovarian stimulation and in vitro fertilization for infertility treatments. He developed and performed the world's first ovarian transplantation procedures as well as pioneered new ovarian stimulation protocols for embryo and oocyte freezing for breast and endometrial cancer patients.

Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +1 (877) 492-3666

Biography: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/kutluk_oktay/
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  • Very interesting and informative video. I am forever on the hunt for tips and hacks to hand on to my women’s struggling so much trying to get pregnant in their 40’s. I work with a lot of ladies with all kinds of struggles struggling to concieve naturally. Thanks for sharing this.