Our bodies are equipped with a trigger that tells our bodies we shouldn't conceive when under significant stress. This stress involves stressful situations at work as well as exhausting workout. The trigger that sends signals is called adrenaline. Adrenaline is a hormone that is released by our bodies during stressful times. And adrenaline is the trigger that signals to our body that conditions are not ideal for conception. This is done by adrenaline inhibiting from utilizing the hormone progesterone, and causing the pituitary gland to release higher levels of prolactin, both being significant factor that contributes to harder conception.
Stress is also significant contributor for boosting levels of cortisol, also known as stress hormone. If a person, both males and females, is exposed to chronic stress most of the time, it is very possible it may lead to a lack of libido as well as a decrease in general fertility. Cortisol is responsible for inhibiting the body's main sex hormones GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone). As a consequence gonadotropin releasing hormone suppresses ovulation, sexual activity and lowers sperm count. Gonadotropin releasing hormone is also to be blamed for the release of Luteinizing hormones and follicle-stimulating hormones by the pituary, the suppression of testosterone, estrogens, and sexual behavior.
Chronic stress is so common today and it is very possible it is the one to be blamed for your problems with fertility. Actually, it has become so common problem that medical experts created a name for it: it is now called Stress Induced Reproductive Dysfunction. If your fertility tests show you and your partner are from reproductive stand point healthy and there is no medical reason for your infertility, it is about time you should take a look at your life and take necessary changes if your life is too stressful. Yes you've heard it before relax and it will happen.