Some women conceive successfully despite having unhealthy habits and a sedentary lifestyle. On the other hand, there are some women who fail to conceive despite doing everything right. What could be the reason behind such cases? If we study the role our emotional state has on us, stress could be the deciding factor in these cases. Apart from this, there are various other factors which could be responsible. Male infertility cannot be counted out, so it is better than both the partners get themselves tested for it.
Stress: The Culprit
New research suggests that women who are under stress have a hard time conceiving. This was indicated by the saliva samples taken from various women over a period of six menstrual cycles. Women with stress had higher enzyme concentration in their saliva and had 12 percent lesser chances of conceiving. Although researchers have not been able to exactly pinpoint how stress plays a role in the failure of conceiving, there is a connection between the two. It has also been seen that some women are able to conceive even during periods of high stress.
This leads to doubts regarding the deductions made from the research. The scientists have an answer to this as well. They explain that some women’s reproductive system is more influenced by stress. This discovery has led to yet another milestone in treatment: managing the stress in one’s life’s can lead to better chances of conceiving. It was found out that the women who have stress in their lives were more susceptible to health problems like gaining weight and high blood pressure. The women who received stress management therapy showed betterment of their ovulation cycles as compared to those who never received it. So we can say that stress management is an important part of your infertility treatment.
What Can You Do –
- Spend Quality Time With Your Partner
Spending quality time with your partner will take the stress and mechanization from your lives. Go for some recreational activity together and avoid talking about pregnancy for more than 20 minutes. Focus on other things of life.
- Change your Attitude
With so many other couples facing absolutely no problem in conceiving, you are bound to think that you are the unlucky one. But having such an attitude is neither correct nor helpful for you. Would we be having so many infertility clinics if all other couples were facing no problems in conceiving?
- Write Down Your Thoughts
Writing your thoughts and then physically destroying the paper is an essential stress management technique in stressful situations. It will help you tide over the stressful infertility period as well. Try this technique and you will realize the stress-busting benefits it has.