3 de May, 2023

Does stress affect my fertility?

Fertility issues affect 1 in 8 couples worldwide, of which 60% hide their reproductive problem from their surroundings and only 5% seek psychological help to cope with it.

It has been identified that between 25% and 65% of couples experience stress when receiving a diagnosis of infertility.

Research has shown that women receiving treatment for infertility have a level of "stress" similar to women dealing with life-threatening diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Infertile couples experience chronic stress every month, first with the hope of conceiving and then dealing with the disappointment of not having succeeded.

How does stress work?

Stress is a behavioral discomfort that arises from environmental tensions that an individual perceives as threatening, pressuring, or frustrating.

In general terms, stress is defined as the feeling of self-doubt about being capable of facing certain situations over a determined period of time.

In the case of infertility, individuals generate a series of personal, couple, and social pressures and ideas after failing to fulfill their dream of having a baby.

People who are experiencing stress overload may exhibit some of the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Constant pressure, confusion, and rush
  • Irritability and melancholy
  • Physical symptoms: stomach problems, headaches, and chest pain
  • Allergic reactions: eczema and asthma
  • Sleep problems
  • Excessive drinking, eating, smoking, or drug use
  • Sadness or depression

The desire to have a baby can be so strong that it often becomes the sole focus of our attention. As a result, if something in the search process is not done in a timely manner, the concern about not knowing what is happening can lead to significant stress.

Learn the story of Elba, who, after going through many situations, managed to form a family

I want to have a baby, what's next?

It's important to keep in mind that fertility testing and assisted reproductive treatments can be physically, emotionally, and financially stressful. 

That's why it's ideal to seek out specialists in Assisted Reproduction and receive comprehensive care. This is to ensure that you feel supported and confident in the decisions being made during this process.

I'm having fertility problems and don't know where to turn

We understand the toll that fertility problems and reproductive processes can take. That's why we approach patient care from both medical and emotional aspects to maximize the chances of success.

Specifically, to provide a complete service to our patients, we have the Ingenes Emotional Support made up of a group of experts who specialize in addressing emotions related to fertility problems.

Through this comprehensive support, we aim to help our patients improve their emotional well-being and ultimately increase the success of their treatment.

Don't hesitate to share your story with us!

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