A new study published online in the journal Fertility and Sterility found that women who participate in mind-body training have a significantly higher pregnancy rate than women who don't undergo training: 52 percent compared to 20 percent.
Experts have long debated whether stress affects the pregnancy rate, but psychologist Jacky Boivin argues that stress has been present throughout human history, and that even in war, famine and poverty women get pregnant.
Couples undergoing fertility treatments and trying to conceive a baby are urged to ease the anxiety and reduce stress, a U.S. reproductive specialist says. Dr. Ellen Wilson of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas says it's not clear whether anxiety affects the outcome, but tension can influence how prepared couples are to receive an infertility diagnosis and complete treatment.
In my last blog post, I talked about how to try to control the elephant inside to make real and lasting changes that you desire. It takes an understanding of how our mind works and then taming the beast to be the CEO of your life.
Navigating the landmines throughout the holiday season can be tricky for those who are in the throws of trying to conceive. And there are a lot of good articles and advice out there to help you through it.
What I would like to talk about is the power of gratitude.
Before you know it, a sense of peace settles in, and your whole body falls into deep relaxation. So, what is it? What do you call that technique that helps you get there — the method that makes you feel as though you have drifted a million miles away and are nothing but a limp noodle on your sofa?
After suffering a miscarriage following her April 2008 wedding to Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey cried herself to sleep many nights.
But in an exclusive interview in the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now), the singer says she and Cannon never gave up.
Though she dismisses reports that she did IVF, Carey tells Us Weekly she began taking progesterone, a hormone that is often prescribed to boost fertility and support or help maintain pregnancy in women susceptible to miscarriage.