Can stress cause infertility?

If you fight the fight uphill everyday and you feel the stress, could this take a toll on your fertility?

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BlueSaphire

Asked by BlueSaphire at 12:29 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Health

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  • ABSOLUTELY! How many couples have you heard of that after they gave up trying and decided to adopt, became pregnant? After the stress is off, they can conceive. I went to school with sisters that were 9 months apart (one of them adopted and one biological) because of this very thing.
    Mishelly728

    Answer by Mishelly728 at 12:33 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • totally. A friend of mine tried to get prego for two years to no avail, once she got rid of her main stress factors she got prego very quickly. It does effect your body more than you would think.
    vbongard

    Answer by vbongard at 12:39 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • Very rarely and only in extreme cases. An unhealthy diet and obesity are more common causes of infertility which stress can contribute to. However, it is uncommon for stress to interfere with your ovulation. Research it, check out some peer reviewed articles on trusted medical websites and journals. http://health.discovery.com/centers/pregnancy/americanbaby/eightmyths.html

    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 1:48 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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