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Stress Relief May Improve IVF Success

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Reuters,  May 6, 2011
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Enrolling in a stress-management class might help women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) get pregnant, according to a new study. In the current study, Alice Domar of Boston IVF and colleagues recruited 143 women who were about to undergo their first cycle of fertility treatment, and randomly assigned about half of them to a mind-body course intended to curb stress levels. The rest got a gift certificate to a spa. Their findings are in line with other recent work suggesting that stress relief might up the success rate for women who have trouble conceiving.

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