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Stress and Baby Making
-Are you Trying To Hard?


You have been trying and trying to have a baby. For months, you have charted your basal body temperature and checked your cervical mucus religiously. You’ve bought all the books and the fertility monitors. You’ve even made your husband switch to boxers. Why aren’t you pregnant yet?

The “Big I” pops into your head - infertility. Before you upset yourself, think about what kind of stress is in your life. Stress occurs with such life pressures as:

  • Illness or death of a friend or family member
  • Demanding job
  • Working long hours
  • Financial problems
  • Marital problems

AND

  • Obsessing over trying to get pregnant

Stress has a lot of power over you and your body. Stress can cause such conditions as heart disease and temporary infertility.

Relax. See if you can get some help at work if your job is overwhelming. Talk to a counselor or write in a journal. Do an in home spa treatment. Take up yoga or meditation. Lastly, don’t obsess over trying to get pregnant. Give yourself a year to conceive, 6 months if you’re over 35.

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