Dr. Chris Gilbert published a guest blog on Circle + Bloom

December 8th, 2017

It is well known that too much stress can prevent women from getting pregnant and that sometimes, once women adopt a child, they then become pregnant—probably because the stress of having to get pregnant lessens. In the Hidehiko Matsubayashi study in Japan (published in Human Reproduction), infertile women reported higher levels of emotional distress than pregnant women and in the 2013 issue of endocrinology, Whirledge and colleagues showed that glucocorticoids secreted during stress reduce fertility.

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