BBC News – High stress ‘delays pregnancy’

This is something that people have been aware of for many years… how it has only just been established in a scientific study I don’t know!!

A scientific study has shown for the first time that high stress levels may delay pregnancy.

Oxford University experts measured stress hormones in women planning a baby naturally and found the most stressed had a reduced chance of becoming pregnant.

Relaxation might help some couples, but more research is needed, they say.

The study, in the journal Fertility and Sterility, followed 274 healthy women aged 18-40 planning a pregnancy.

Age, smoking, obesity and alcohol are known to affect pregnancy success, but the influence of stress is less clear.

Full Article: BBC News – High stress ‘delays pregnancy’.


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