Stress is a very common phenomenon in our lives. It causes a lot of problems, including insomnia, anxiety, depression, and anxiety. It also affects your fertility by lowering libido and increasing stress hormones that keep you from getting pregnant.
Stress affects the body in many different ways. The most significant effect on fertility is the effect on libido. When you are stressed out, your sex drive tends to decrease significantly. This can make it difficult to get pregnant since you may not be as aroused when having sex with your partner.
Stress also affects the body’s ability to release hormones that help with ovulation and conception. When you are under stress, these hormone levels may decrease as well, making it even more difficult for you to conceive naturally.
Research suggests that women who are under a lot of stress are more likely to miscarry or have poorer-quality embryos.
Stress affects women’s ability to get pregnant and it affects their progesterone levels. It lowers their progesterone levels and this can cause problems in the uterus.
Stress increases the production of cortisone by the adrenal glands, which can lower progesterone production even further.
Stress also decreases blood flow to the ovaries, which causes them to become less sensitive to steroid hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. This can affect fertility by making it more difficult for an egg to implant in the uterus or for a fertilized egg to develop properly in the uterus.
So, if you have been trying to get pregnant of late but can’t, stress could be one of the causes. Of course, this can only be identified by a qualified doctor. So, do reach out to your Ob-Gyn and discuss the possibility of stress affecting your fertility.
Here are some of the tips for women to reduce stress and thereby improve fertility:
If you’re stressed to a point that it’s affecting your mental and physical health, it’s important that you seek professional help. You need to learn how to manage stress well. An expert can help you with that.
Similarly, if you’re facing fertility issues, get in touch with an OB-GYN and consult them. They can’t help identify the reasons why you’re failing to conceive and what steps you can take to address the problem.