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Failed IVF Attempt Tied to Depression, Anxiety
Women who are stressed and anxious before in vitro fertilization (IVF) are no less likely to have a baby, new research suggests. But if the treatment fails, it may take a toll on their mental health. In two separate studies in the journal Fertility and Sterility, researchers found women with anxiety or depression symptoms were just as likely as others to become pregnant. However, one study found that women whose IVF treatment failed were at greater risk of anxiety or depression in the months afterward.