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Have you been trying to conceive for a while, with no success? Are people constantly telling you to relax and it will happen when you least expect it? Is your doctor one of the people who have been telling you to relax? Just how do you relax when you are trying to get pregnant? How is yet another negative pregnancy test supposed to make you feel all "yoga-guru" like? Is relaxing something that should be on your fertility radar at all?

Let's be clear about one thing. Infertility, the inability to get pregnant, is a medical condition, and not a psychological one. When you are suffering from endometriosis, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, or your partner has a low sperm count, or even when your infertility is idiopathic and has no known cause, a massage or a nice walk around your local woods is not going to get you knocked up. And anyone who dares to tell you otherwise can bet that they are adding to your stress, and not helping you any. However, it is quite plausible that extreme stress can stop you from conceiving. If you are asking yourself, will stress stop me from getting pregnant? I hate to say it, but the answer is that it possibly might.

Stress can stop some women from ovulating, and thereby prevents them from getting pregnant. Here's some general advice from someone who is no stranger to assisted fertility. Relaxing is always good for your general health. Things that can help you relax include taking time to do things that you enjoy, just for yourself, like reading a good book, going for a swim, some nice retail therapy, or going for dinner with friends. For some, who are struggling with infertility, telling those people who are telling you to relax and you will get pregnant just where to stick those comments can also be a wonderful stress reliever!

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