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02 Dec 2005

Does stress affect my ability to conceive
How does stress affect ones ability to fall pregnant? We are in the process trying for a baby but I have the ability to really stress about things. I was suffering from severe cramping, which comes and goes periodically, and when I consulted a gyneacologist he told me he saw nothing wrong with me and can only attribute the cramping to stress. He told me I would have to relax. We have only been trying for the last month so I know I should still give it time, but the stress and the cramping is bothering me. Do I have reason to worry?
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01 Jan 0001

Stress does affect the ability to conceive, but the mechanism is not known. Obviously stress is quite hard to define and quantify. The cramps could be due to a spastic colon whihc may be stress related. It might be worth seeing a therapist to help you find ways of controlling your stress.

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