It's long been believed that stress can have a detrimental effect on a woman's ability to conceive a child. Now, the University of Louisville has published scientific evidence linking stress to lower conception rates. According to their study, women experiencing pronounced stress are up to 40% less likely to conceive a child.
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Dr. Kira Taylor of University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences published the study in collaboration with other UofL and Emory University researchers. They recorded the stress levels of 400 women under 40 years old and tracked their sexual activity and health. Other factors, such as caffeine, smoking, and alcohol consumption were also recorded.
After collecting their data, researchers concluded that:
"These findings add more evidence to a very limited body of research investigating whether perceived stress can affect fertility," Dr. Taylor says. "The results imply that women who wish to conceive may increase their chances by taking active steps towards stress reduction such as exercising, enrolling in a stress management program or talking to a health professional."
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