Being Stressed Does Not Negatively Affect Fertility, Study Finds

Studies show stress does not affect the ability to conceive

A new study explains that, while long believed to be true, stress, tension, or anxiety have little to do with the success or failure rate of fertility treatment in women.

For the study, data from more than 3,500 women were analyzed. All women were screened for various stressors before receiving some kind of fertility treatment.

When analyzing the women who did become pregnant and those who did not, researchers noticed no correlation between stress factors and whether or not a woman was able to become pregnant.

Researchers explain that these findings should be good news for women, as many times the fertility process itself can be stressful.

These findings should provide some sense of relief for women who are experiencing difficulty conceiving, and may help them relax during the process.

Experts claim that around 15 percent of those trying to conceive are infertile. As a stressful process in itself, women sometimes become worried that it is their fault they cannot become pregnant, but being stressed apparently has no relation to the ability to become pregnant.