Researchers have found that women who have high levels of the stress-indicative enzyme stood a 12 per cent reduced chanced of conceiving during their fertile period than those who stay calm.
Though experts have believed for many years that stress has an effect on women’s likelihood of conception, this is the first evidence which actually supports the idea.
Though the difference in success rates is very small it can make a big difference to older women who are trying for a baby when their fertility is beginning to naturally decline.
Dr Cecilia Pyper, from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at Oxford University explained how women could really benefit from performing relaxation techniques, especially therapies which had been shown to improve IVF pregnancy rates.
Hypnotherapy has long since been used as a method of stress reduction, using its techniques to alter our reactions to a particular situation. If you are trying for a family and feel like stress may be effecting your chances of falling pregnant than you can find more information on how hypnotherapy can help stress here. If you would like to contact a qualified professional in your area then you can do so using the homepage of this site.