It’s official: stressed out women less likely to get pregnant
ENGLAND (NBC) – It’s long been suspected that stress can affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant.
Now, for the first time, British scientists have found concrete evidence that stressed-out women have a harder time conceiving.
Researchers took saliva samples from more than 400 fertile women. They measured levels of alpha-amylase, a compound produced by the salivary gland when people experience stress.
Women with high levels of alpha amylase were found to be about 12 percent less likely to get pregnant…
…Dr. Melissa Esposito, a reproductive endocrinologist, said many of her patients found mind-body therapies like yoga and acupuncture to be helpful.
“I’ve certainly seen in many of my patients,” she said. “When they do acupuncture, they have less stress and anxiety and they feel good about doing it.”
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