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#1 dinari



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:05 AM

Stress plays a really big role in whether or not you can get pregnant.  I have a friend who has a high stress job and is a real type A personality.  Her and her husband have been trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully for months.  I told her she needs to go away on vacation to get away from the stress of the job.  Maybe the time away will help them conceive?  Any thoughts on this?

#2 Isla


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:27 AM

Stress is often blamed for fertility issues and while it wouldn't hurt for her to reduce stress anyway, she'd be better off tracking her cycles.  Then she could see when she's ovulating (perhaps their timing is off) or if she has an issue like a short luteal phase.

#3 Callmemom


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:16 PM

You know I didn't get pregnant until we had completely put it out of our mind. We didn't quit trying we just actually thought I couldn't get pregnant. I got pregnant the next month! Just tell her to try not and focus on it so much.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:20 PM

There are many instances where people have reported that they finally conceived after they gave up trying.  A healthy reproductive system is a fertile one but stress is unhealthy.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:12 PM

Stress can lead to many health issues, so it doesn't surprise me that it effects fertility as well. Chasity, you make a good point about the stress possibly being related to getting pregnant after giving up trying. I hadn't thought about it like that before and how it may be the stress of worrying about ovulation and conception so much.

#6 Gwen33


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:06 PM

I think stress can play a really big role in not getting pregnant. It's such a shame that we live in a very high stressed world. I know that I am one of those people that is affected by stress. Maybe along with your friend going on vacation with her husband she could try incorporating yoga into her daily routine. It really has worked very well for bringing my stress levels down.

#7 Siv


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 07:39 PM

Yoga is good for sure.

But try and organise your life to remove all stress, change your routine, you will thank yourself in the end.

#8 Cassie


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:45 PM

Stress is such a pain to deal with. It prevented me for a long time before I was blessed this last time around. I could not imagine how much it can really impact us, not couting the normal day to day grind but overall. It was really an eye opening experience for me just how much stress can mess things up.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein

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