Infertility and stress have an intimate relationship. While research leads us to understand that infertility causes stress, the research showing that stress results in infertility is not conclusive.
What can you do to relieve stress while in fertility treatment? Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) has the following services available within their Integrated & Fertility Wellness Program (IFW). When you are selecting a fertility program, see what types of support services they offer.
Acupuncture for Fertility & More
Acupuncture, with a professional specializing in fertility treatment is an option that many people find helps manage stress levels. Managing stress levels can ease being in fertility treatment and make it feel more manageable. It can also improve your ability to process the sometimes complicated information that you are hearing about your treatment cycle.
This is an opportune time to speak with a fertility counselor. Getting extra help with feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear and anger can mean living a more peaceful life while in fertility treatment. Seeking out a mental health professional whose focus is infertility will ensure that you work with someone who knows the specific nuances that accumulate while trying to conceive.
You are what you eat may mean even more when you're trying to conceive.
There are fertility foods and food combinations that are healthier than others and knowing what your specific needs are best evaluated by a nutritionist who works closely with a fertility medical practice.
A gentle, restorative fertility yoga practice can alleviate stress without putting undue physical pressure on your body. Fertility treatment cycles cause many physical changes in your body that need to be accounted for with gentler physical movements and poses.
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