How to relieve stress during fertility treatment?
At the beginning of treating infertility, it’s totally normal to feel nervous and even anxious about the unknown. Though the disease of infertility has many causes, reducing stress can allow couples to participate in more cycles, which can have an impact on overall success rates. It has been observed that all stress-free month of cycle yields better egg quality, embryo quality & implantation leading to a better pregnancy rate.
- Go for a walk
Regular exercise lowers the level of stress hormones. It also helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood. Exercise can also improve your sleep quality, which can be negatively affected by stress and anxiety.
- Mindfulness and meditation
Gentle activities like yoga can really reduce stress and anxiety, both in the short- and long term.
- Enjoy Time with Friends or Family
A solid social network can help you navigate anxiety-ridden experiences and provide a sense of belonging and worth. Studies show that being socially connected increases happiness and leads to better health and longer life. It helps overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation.
- Reduce caffeine intake