Could Stress Be Making It Harder To Conceive?
Well, it could be but it is not as easy at just that.
If you’ve been trying six months or more to get pregnant I expect you have been told by well-meaning friends and family that,
“You’re just trying too hard.” “Chill out and it will happen.” “You’ve got to calm down and let nature take its course.”
You ask yourself – Why should something so natural & easy for so many couples be so hard for us?
It is so unfair we are doing everything right but it is just not enough. Then the guilt kicks in & you start blaming yourself if you were not so stressed you would be able to conceive which in turn stress you more.
Plus, your sex drive takes a dive which is no help at all, a catch 22 & vicious cycle.
Research shows that trying too hard may play a part in a third of people TTC.
You see stress can quickly run your body down, it’s used to everyday stresses and it is completely natural and expected but too much stress will cause the body to go into survival mode so that your system can continue to function.
Part of this survival mode is making sure you do not become pregnant.
So YES, learning how to manage stress is vital.