Stress affects fertility

Is it true? Why is infertility mostly caused by chronic stress?

The biggest problem of a newly married couple who wants to fulfill the family life is infertility.

Stress affects fertility


It is a health problem that is very crucial to the couples who are ready to get pregnant but can’t make it happen. Nowadays, infertility rates of married couples are increasing continuously. There are several key factors causing infertility: stress, medical conditions, social roles, economic problems, and others.

Do you believe that “Stress” can affect ovulation and your pregnancy chance? So, it becomes a difficult issue for some couples because too much stress influences physiology, feeling, and mental state. Prolonged stress may disturb the secretion of some hormones especially follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). As a result, the ovaries are unable to produce mature eggs and women will reach menopause faster than it should be.

Young couple’s reproductive health is a main cause of infertility. It is a complex problem of mind and body. There are several elements that can affect the thought. However, women with ovulation disorder should hurry to visit the doctor for hormone checks. Moreover, trying too hard to get pregnant may lead to the stress on a couple’s relationship. Therefore, when you start facing infertility, kindly share it to your partner in order to let him/her know what problem you are struggling with then fix it together.

In conclusion, getting a consultation with fertility specialist to seek the advice for your physical and mental health is considered the way to cope with infertility. New fertility treatments using assisted reproductive technology can help with fertilization to become an embryo as well as promote embryo implantation in the uterine cavity. Infertility is one of the biggest problems. Hence, if you are planning for pregnancy, the stress also matters as it can lead to infertility. Trying to relieve stress is hard. However, if you can overcome it, there will be a greater chance of having baby more easily.

Tips for people with infertility who want to conceive successfully

  • Calculate ovulation

This is the first step of people who want to have baby by natural fertilization. It’s easy, doesn’t cost any expense, fits for women with regular periods. To calculate ovulation day, the first day of your bleeding is day 1 and 14 days after that is the ovulation day of the next cycle. So, any couples who want to conceive should have sex during this ovulation period.

  • Take ovarian stimulation medications

Take oral medicines to induce ovarian function is another way of women with infertility. These medications consist of hormones that stimulate nervous system to secrete hormones of egg production then induce ovulation in order to make the eggs ready for fertilization with sperm. Definitely, hormonal medications are not over-the-counter drugs because everyone responds to the drugs differently. Severe adverse reactions can be found in some people. Therefore, these drugs should strictly be used under the care and medical advice of a specialized doctor.

  • Eat healthy foods

Another tip is to consume 5 food groups. The foods must be cooked, fresh, and clean. Getting complete nutrition can help stimulate the function of reproductive system efficiently. As well as taking vitamin supplements like egg and sperm nourishing supplements is another option for couples who need extra self-care to completely get all essential vitamins.

  • Change lifestyle

Some lifestyle habits can lead to infertility: sleep late, lack of sleep, inconsistent bedtime, drink alcohol or caffeine, get smoke odor or too much chemicals, and others that may be harmful to the body. These are not recommended to do at all. 

  • Consult with fertility specialist 

For those who have been struggling with natural pregnancy after trying for a while, we suggest seeing the doctor to get medical examination and seek the cause of problem. If the results come out that either party has some health conditions causing inability to conceive naturally or pregnancy difficulty, there are some medical treatments using technology to help overcome infertility. For example, IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) which is a semi-natural method but comes with low success rate. Another method is ICSI. It is a modern technique that has been accepted globally. Moreover, it offers high success rate between 50-80%.


Prime Fertility Center, we not only provide infertility treatment services but what we aim and consistently develop is customer service with care, being ready to provide consultation, taking care and paying attention to every emotion like a family member. As we well understand the feeling, pressure, and stress of those who are unable to have babies. So, we aim to deliver warmth and offer full services to facilitate our patients. We work with the determination and attention of our specialized doctor, embryologists, and skillful staff in taking care of the patients and providing a comprehensive counseling service.

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