Tag Archives: psychological stress

Stress Linked to Miscarriage Risk

Written on August 24, 2017 at 3:32 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

Women who have experienced more psychological stress might be at greater risk of having a miscarriage, according to a review of studies. Researchers from universities in the United Kingdom and China found that women who reported a history of these emotionally taxing experiences increased their risk of miscarriage by up to 42 percent.

For the review, the team included eight …

How to make it through infertility treatment without destroying your relationship

Written on August 17, 2014 at 8:03 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

There is a great article in Prevention that every couple going through infertility treatment should read to help protect their relationship.

From the moment a couple decides to have a baby together, their perspective on their sex life changes. For most couples, there is a new tenderness and intimacy between them that comes with the shared intention to start a …

Stress and Infertility

Written on March 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

A new study in the journal Human Reproduction, reported in the New York Times, provides physical evidence that there is an association between stress and infertility.

Over four years, 401 women who were stopping contraception and trying to have a baby underwent saliva testing for two stress-related substances: the enzyme alpha-amylase, and the hormone cortisol. The women provided a saliva …

The association of life-style issues and sperm quality

Written on October 12, 2010 at 10:37 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

We  have counseled our patients that lifestyle issues impact both men and women's reproductive capacity. An article in the September 2010 issue of Ferfility & Sterility defines the impact on semen parameters more clearly.

Thirteen socio-psycho-behavioral factors in 57 cross-sectional studies with 29,914 participants from 26 countries/regions were involved in this review. Six factors (age, body mass index [BMI], psychological …

Psychological stress may affect sperm parameters

Written on April 3, 2010 at 9:45 am, by Dr. Arthur Wisot FACOG

One of the most frequent questions I am asked by both men and women is whether stress may be affecting their fertility. There is a lot of evidence that stress can adversly affect a woman's fertility.There are studies showing that interventions with acupuncture and Mind-Body programs can have a positive influence on the chance of IVF success.

Now a multi-center study …