Emotional Health: Cause of Infertility

on Nov 09, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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Emotional Health: Cause of Infertility

Anxiety, depression and other mental health problems can be a cause of fertility problems, while infertility problems can also actually be a cause of emotional health issues.

It is widely known, reported and studied that infertility causes a ton of emotional issues in both men and women. It is a very personal thing that women especially might feel that they are to blame for, and can really take a toll on someone’s emotional health and well being. However, did you know that poor emotional health in and of itself can actually be a cause of infertility? Well it is true, and doctors are really looking into and researching how emotional health and infertility are actually related. The relationship is a lot deeper than originally thought. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Stress, worry, depression & anxiety

Doctors agree that there are many emotional problems and issues that can contribute to infertility issues. Doctors do think that some of the emotional things that contribute to infertility are aggressive and irrational behavior, anger and tendencies to lash out at others, stress and worry, as well as depression and anxiety. These are just a few of the emotional causes of infertility, and there may be many others as well. In short, anything that hurts or harms your physical, mental or emotional wellbeing can actually be a cause of fertility problems.

Take care of your emotional health

Since all of these emotional issues can greatly affect your fertility and your ability to conceive, it is important to take care of your emotional health and wellbeing as well as your physical health. You have to learn to manage stress and worry, and also how to deal with anger or aggressive feelings in a healthy and productive way. You should also seek the help and advice of a doctor if you are dealing with anxiety or depression issues that might potentially be standing in the way of helping you to conceive. Anxiety, depression and other mental health problems can actually be a cause of fertility problems, and on the other side of the spectrum, infertility problems can also actually be a cause of mental and emotional health issues as well.

Support groups can help

A support group might also be helpful for some people who are having trouble dealing with their emotions as related to being unable to conceive, or for those who feel that their emotional troubles may be standing in the way of them conceiving. You might also want to talk to your doctor or health care professional about getting help in dealing with your emotional problems, if you believe that they might be contributing to your fertility issues. Your doctor will be able to give you personalized advice for your particular situation. Your doctor might be able to recommend some treatment forms or ways to manage your emotional issues that you might not have thought of yet, and give you an outside perspective on the issue.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

  • CameronPerez

    I have benn having unprotected sex with my guy for over 2 months and still not prego.. Why?

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    Conceiving takes time for some couples to achieve. Before you try to get pregnant, it is imperative that you keep a healthy body by eating right, exercising and avoiding drugs and tobacco. What you can do to get pregnant faster is to have intercourse at least three times a week to boost your chances of covering your ovulation days.

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