It’s common for both men and women with infertility problems to experience anxiety, fear, stress * and/or anger.
These feelings are NORMAL and HUMAN, and there is absolutely no shame in experiencing them.
However, learning to deal with them can help you come through the process in a more POSITIVE way. And studies show that overcoming stress and adopting a positive attitude can also improve the success rates of fertility treatments.
We can help you take back control of your emotions using various techniques, and improve your general well-being.
* Stress generates hormonal changes in the body, such as increased levels of adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones can negatively affect the hormonal reproductive system: in high concentrations they disrupt the smooth functioning of parts of our brain such as the pituitary and the hypothalamus. They are responsible, among other things, for the production of FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone, which stimulates the secretion of estrogens), LH (Luteinizing Hormone, which stimulates ovulation in women and testosterone in men) and the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
In women, an excess of stress can lead to anovulation, irregularity in the menstrual cycle and even, in extreme cases, suppression of menstrual cycles. In men, stress can result in a reduction in the quantity and quality of sperm.
During an assisted reproduction process, the emotional strain and the treatment itself (which affects the hormonal condition) means stress is omnipresent.
Reducing stress (among other negative emotions) will not only help you improve your daily life during the process, it will also improve the chances of pregnancy.
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