Stress doubles the risk of infertility in women
Dr Magdy Asaad, Consultant Gynaecologist and Specialist in Assisted Reproduction comments:
"This has been known for some time. Unfortunately, thinking about your inability to conceive also increases stress levels and although fertility treatments are generally simple and well tolerated yet they can be stressful. Stress affects more natural conception as it can stop ovulation while in assisted reproduction ovulation is controlled with medications. Effects on implantation could extend to both natural and hormone controlled treatments."
At London Fertility Centre, we offer two sessions of free support counselling to help patients before, during or after treatment cycles. We also organise a patient support forum Fertility Circle. You should look at ways suitable to you to try reducing your stress.