Do we really need a study to confirm this? How about anecdotal “evidence”. Over the years, have you ever known couples who try forever to become pregnant. as soon as they throw in the proverbial towel and adopt, they become pregnant.
How about going back to the basic physiology of stress, or the fight or flight response. Does it make sense to bring another child into a world in which there is stress? In earlier times, that stress could be lack of food or abundance of predators. Therefore, in times of stress, the reproductive system shuts down.
Yes, it has been apparent to me for years that stress has a powerful impact on a woman’s ability to become a mother.
Being a certified hypnotherapist, I work very successfully with woman who are too anxious to conceive . There are studies that show hypnotherapy can double to success rate of IVF. It’s my contention that in many instances, using relaxation techniques such as Guided Imagery and Hypnotherapy as the first step would eliminate the need for fertility treatments altogether.
I have a much loved and very effective Guided Imagery CD “Fertility Enhancement for Couples”.Are you willing to invest $18.00 to feel relaxed and move toward a healthy pregnancy in a healthy way?
New York Times Article “Old Maxim of Fertility and Stress is Reversed“