I thought that stress was a major cause for being unable to fall pregnant.
Apparently, the medical community “acknowledges” that stress affects women’s menstruation, in different ways.
And they also state that when “stress-reduction techniques” are applied, some women have been able to conceive when they originally could not.
But other than that, there is not enough scientific evidence to support that stress causes infertility.
Now I don’t think I’m a stressful person. And I don’t think I lead a stressful life.
So I usually glaze over the section where is says : Trying to fall pregnant? Reduce the stress in your life! Go for a walk! Take a bath! Read a book! Pick up a new hobby!
Doesn’t apply to me!
But I was talking to a doctor friend of mine, who was a lot more open minded towards holistic medicine and wellbeing.
She asked me to check my dates from when I first started trying to conceive, “How long are your cycles?”
I almost brushed her off, thinking that small irregularities in my cycle were not much of a concern to me. After all, everyone’s irregular. But I went home and I counted up all my dates, including before trying to conceive.
28. 28. 28. 29. 29. 30. 29. 32. 33.
Oh wow. My cycles are getting longer. Geez.
I guess I’m getting all stressed out about trying NOT to be stressed!
Time to take a bath!
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