How Can Stress In My Relationship Affect My Infertility?

Stress is one of the most common reasons behind many illnesses.  If stress didn’t cause it, stress can certainly make it worse.  How does stress impact infertility?

Consider these questions:

  • If you are feeling stressed, how “in the mood” are you to make love and create a baby?
  • If you are feeling stressed, how well is your body functioning?
  • If you are stressed and your body is functioning on “flight or flight” mode, how can it focus on a baby?

Consider how you feel when you are stressed.  Can you sleep well? Do you eat well? How well do you perform on a test with and without stress?  How can you expect your body to do everything it needs to make a baby while it is under stress?

Getting involved in couples therapy may help reduce the stress in your relationship, improve the connection in your relationship and allow your body to function the way it was made to function.  Let your doctor figure out the hormones, the time tables for when to try, you can focus on making sure your body is in as good of shape (mentally, emotionally) as possible for the results you want to be more likely.

I am not trying to say that if you go to couples therapy, you will get pregnant. I am trying to say that you can provide as positive of an environment as possible for that pregnancy to happen.


If you are looking for an individual therapist or couples therapist in Long Beach, please give me a call to ask me a question or to set up an appointment.

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