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Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

Can stress really cause or contribute to infertility?

Re: Can stress really cause or contribute to infertility?

The Bump Expert Stress can certainly ruin one's life, but as long as regular menstrual cycles are present, it probably does not have significant effects on fertility. However, stress that comes from intense psychological factors, strenuous exercise (such as marathon training) or eating disorders can contribute to ovulation dysfunction and irregularities, which can in turn lead to infertility.

Dr. Joseph Hill

re: Q: Stress and TTC?

I was stressed the week AF was due- now I am 3 weeks late and neg HPT at 1 week late? Whats the deal?

Sue_Z |

re: Q: Stress and TTC?

I'll have to say that i'm pretty stressed out at the moment, and well have been for the last month, and sure enough no AF and i'm 2 weeks late, at 1 week HPT was neg, retested again at 2 weeks and still neg... its fustrating.. feel link i'm gonna puke a bunch, not to mention a perpetually upset tummy... i dunno

Angelrelic |

re: Q: Stress and TTC?

just last month I was convinced that I was preg. I took 4 home test, and then another 2 doctor tests. My doctor wasn't even fully convinced that I wasn't pregnant, she actually sent me to the hospital for an ultrasound. I am not pregnant, and after all of that, I actually got AF a week later. I have been trying to stress a little less since then. Hopefully this month will be our lucky month :)

britanyceleste_21 |

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My husband and I have benn trying for about a year and nothing. Last month my period came early and lasted two days(my doctor said my cycle changed)This month instead of bleeding I had spotting brown and some pink, I have take four pregnancy tests and they are all negative, I am not sure what to do. I have had all the tests that I possible could and my doctor tells me that my husband and I are healthy.

MrsHub |

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This happened to me. I wasn't TTC. I have never missed a period in my life. I was 2 weeks late. Took 3 HPT, 1 test at teh dr. and all negative. I had alot of sympotoms...but I wasn't preggers. Dr. made me take medication to start and the next month I started on the day I usually do. Now...I'm supposed to start next week. But DH and I decided to TTC after all of the talk about possibly being pregnant .... SO I hope that I will be. But still nervous we'll just go through all of this again. I'm afraid that because of the stress I won't start. Ugh... I wish it was so much easier.

K8lynRae |

re: Q: Stress and TTC?

Yeah, I think whoever wrote the answer to this is wrong. Every person I've ever talked to about this subject has said that stress is a factor. Any time I stress abuot AF or TTC, my AF always comes late.

uvalori85 |

re: Q: Stress and TTC?

when me and my hubby were first tryin to conceive thats all we thought about while havin sex. we live out of state from family. we went home for a month for Christmas and tried to conceive and it happened!!! :) when we were at home with family all relaxed and not thinkin just about that. so yes i believe stress does play apart in it.so my best advice as hard as it is....try to forget that your TTC. Best Wishes to Everyone!!!!

shwinzle |

re: Q: Stress and TTC?

we tried for 6 mo

shwinzle |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

soooo stressed....me and the hubby have been trying for about 8 months now...AF has always been on perfect schedule and all of a sudden my cylce is changing. my last 2 periods were a week later than usual!!! How does this happen. I am constantly having pelvic cramps(period feeling cramps) and lower back pain all of a sudden and i am getting worried that something is wrong!! Talk about the stress!

CCdolly05 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

I am extremely stressed out. I have been stressed for a month or two. I am 2 weeks late and the tests all say I am not pregnant. I have been trying everything to calm down and WHOOSAWWWW. I feel fairly relaxed and am learning to deal with my stressful situation (that won't be going away anytime soon), but there has been no sign of bleeding. Stress can definitely affect your fertility.

bethanyj85 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

I feel the same way--my husband and I have been trying for about 9 months and still nothing. I'm stressed all of the time--what if I'm not pregnant? And even--what if I am?? Is anybody else feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of being a mother? I'd love to hear from anyone who is trying to cope with anxiety and depression and TTC. When my husband and I decided to start trying, I went off of my anti-depression/anti-anxiety meds even though my doctor said I could stay on them with "minimal risks." I felt that I wanted to make a go of it without the meds--better to have as little risks as possible. Now it's 9 months later and I'm going out of my mind. Some days, I worry that we are going to have a problem TTC, but most days, I'm just frightened by the prospect of becoming a mother--especially in this mental state. Anyone have advice? Or is anyone experiencing a similar thing? I feel like a crazy person . . .

Cami1976 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

RE: Cami I do feel the same way.. been trying for 7 mts and I am stressed that my body can't do what it's "supposed too" but then I have other days of freak out that I will go into post partum depression when the baby comes and what if I dont know what to do and how will I react with minimal sleep as I dont do well with that now.. I have days I cry for a baby , and others when I panic about one...

Nat25 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

YES! be yourself quotes stress can do that, why? I don't know but my friend who is quotes about death of a loved one a doctor told me that it's bad to be stressed out when you are trying to have a baby.

laran21 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

Stess played a huge part in trying to conceive for me. Take a deep breathe and keep talking to others. Check out www.babywantsandneeds.com

geerobert |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

I was shocked to see how much stress effected our fertility. Follow me for the full story. http://theconfessionsofaredhead.blogspot.com/

dmags777 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

Yes

hopeforourbaby1980 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

I am unsure if stress causes infertility. My husband and I have been trying for 5 years. The two years we were stress free and still nothing.

JadamsT |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

Hi there, yes, stress does contribute, which is so frustrating because it just makes your more stressed, right? Check out www.PregPrep.com and their conception kit which has a lovely balance oil to help destress!

mfreen |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

Little stress, such as worrying about TTC, probably has no effect on fertility BUT big stresses, such as moving, or a new job, or illness, or death of a loved one, can definitely play around with your ovulation time. If your ovulation is delayed due to stress, then AF will be delayed as well. Once you ovulate, there is a pretty rigid countdown until AF so if you're stressing right before AF is due, there's very, very little chance it will affect it.

snowy6282 |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

Cami1976: Hi, I have the same thing but am choosing to stay on my meds. I am stressed by all of the same things. Even to the point of insomnia, some nights. I am constantly looking up tricks and tips on what to eat, vitamins to take, sexual positions, etc..... I hope we will both be able to relax enough to be able to conceive.

kcareybear |

Q&A: Can stress cause infertility?

DH & I have been TTC for the past 3 years. I did all of the testing I could to prove that I'm ovulating, and my hormone levels are WNL. DH went last month to get himself checked out & he's completely normal. So starting in Febuary, my OB will have me start Clomid. I know while in HS they teach you how NOT to get pregnant, but damn this stinks!

Shocker929 |