Stressed women are less fertile
It turned out! Stressed women are 12% less fertile
Everyone knows today that stress has nothing to do with trying to get pregnant.
In the most recent study on stress and its influence on fertility, scientists have checked the scientific evidence that your chances of conceiving a child decrease by more than 12%, if you are a victim of stress.
When all the medical investigations show that you are capable of having children, when you calculate at the second ovulation period to get the best time to conceive the long-awaited baby and yet the pregnancy does not settle, you should orient yourself to analyze and greatly reduces stress level.
The first study that found the biological causes underlying the relationship between stress and infertility
Several women who failed to conceive were tested in a study. Blood samples were taken from them and the presence of the marker for a certain stress hormone (alpha-amylase) was measured, finding that its level was very high for infertile women.
It seems that this is the first study that shows a causal relationship at the biological level between stress levels in the body and infertility.
The study showed the results of saliva withdrawal from 274 women (ages 18-40), who planned to conceive a child, but had not tried for at least 3 months. Thus, the presence of two stress hormones in the body: adrenaline (through the alpha-amylase enzyme) and cortisol.
Alpha-amylase from adrenaline, more responsible for infertility than cortisol!
Women with high alpha-amylase levels were 12% less likely to conceive during the fertile period of the month, as opposed to the same periods of other months, when adrenaline levels were lower. Even though it does not seem like a very large percentage, it increases as women get older, as fertility decreases with time.
There is no clear explanation of how the stress hormone affects the conception process during the fertile period, although it may reduce the blood flow to the uterine tubes, thus affecting the transport of the egg and sperm for the fertilization process.
Following the test, the researchers found no significant difference due to the presence of cortisol in women who could not conceive, alpha-amylase being the one responsible for these failures.
It is extremely important for women to relax when trying to conceive a baby, but it is always easier said than done.
The solution would be not to make pregnancy a goal that will take over your life, to try not to focus on creating real ovulation tables and other such things. Apply better to relaxation techniques, if any: sports or different courses.
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