Mindfulness Training May Ease IVF Emotional Stress

A British researcher thinks mindfulness training might prove instrumental in easing the loneliness and emotional stress associated with IVF. ... read more »

Child Abuse and Autism Risk

A study published in JAMA Psychiatry reports a connection between child abuse and future risk of having children with autism. ... read more »

Behavioral Development Impacted by Maternal Stress

During their pregnancies, both of my sisters had their own unique ways of coping with the stress. One tried aromatherapy, another tried bubble baths, and both methods seemed to work for them. ... read more »

Stillbirth Risk Increases with Stressful Pregnancy

The impact of stress on health and well-being is widely reported in medical literature. Information collected from the National Institutes of Health suggests stress may be to blame for stillbirth. ... read more »

Mindfulness Training Reduces Urge to Smoke

A group of scientists has discovered that mindfulness training reduces the urge to smoke. This research could help millions of women quit smoking during pregnancy. ... read more »

Stress Could Reduce Fertility

A study was done linking stress levels to infertility. According to the report, women who have higher than normal stress levels could have more difficulty conceiving. ... read more »

Effects of Domestic Violence Begin in the Womb

Alytia Levendosky's latest study of domestic violence indicates its negative effects begin in the womb. ... read more »

How to Deal with Irregular Periods in 12 Steps

Irregular periods can signify an impediment to getting pregnant. Follow our 12-step program to deal with this problem: ... read more »

2008-8: Stress in Pregnancy Linked to Schizophrenia in Child

Pregnancy is quite a crucial time for the mother as well as the growing baby. It's well-known fact that mothers during this time should be taken well care of, physically as well mentally, for if this is not done, it can adversely affect the health of the unborn child. ... read more »

Is a Lack of Attachment Playing a Part in Your Fertility?

Sex is at the heart of conception, but if infertility is an issue you can have sex as many times as you want and you may not conceive. Researchers looked into this issue and published a study in the Human Reproduction journal in November 2012. ... read more »

Prenatal Exposure to Stress Affect the Transmission of Genes

Stress does a lot to our bodies, but it can also affect your baby as well. Stress is a broad term used to describe the physical and emotional strain that can often have an adverse effect on our health in general. ... read more »

Relax With a Couple’s Only Vacation

There’s nothing worse than booking a vacation getaway to forget the struggles of infertility only to find your cruise, resort or hotel is packed with children. Relieving the stress associated with infertility does not mean immersing yourself in a sea of children. ... read more »

Dr Oz Thinks It’s Time For You to Let Go

Men fighting fertility problems are often faced with a huge amount of information about changes they can make to increase fertility naturally. Some experts believe these changes are nothing more than a hoax and others use these changes as a cornerstone for natural fertility treatments. ... read more »

How to Financially Prepare for a Baby

The financial landscape of a family's budget is dramatically altered when a baby arrives. ... read more »

New Year’s Resolution: Get in Shape to Improve Fertility

You want to get pregnant but where do you start? Reaching optimal health is the best way to begin. ... read more »

How Reducing Stress Helps Improve Fertility

Stress plays a huge effect on people's overall health. Besides that, it has been proven that a woman's stress levels can play a big role in conceiving a child as well as in the development of the child if she is already pregnant. ... read more »

Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure

What is Hypothalamic Pituitary Failure? Learn about the causes here. ... read more »

Exposure to BPA May Decrease Fertility in Women

The chemical BPA may cause infertility in women, according to a new study by Brigham and Women's Hospitals (BWM). The study, published online in the journal Human Reproduction, is the first research of its kind. ... read more »

Stress and Anxiety in Pregnancies with Fetal Malformations

Researchers in Brazil recently tested several psychological intervention techniques to reduce stress and anxiety in pregnant women with known fetal malformations. Sixty-five women were included in the study. ... read more »

Transitioning from Pregnancy to Motherhood: The Psychological State

Researchers from Shahroud University of Medical Sciences in Iran recently published a study on the psychological changes that occur between pregnancy and early motherhood. The study was published in the journal Asia-Pacific Psychiatry. ... read more »

Postpartum Psychiatric Disorder Risk in Women with Past Pregnancy Loss

According to researchers from the Veteran's Administration at the Puget Sound Health Care System, women with a medical history of pregnancy loss are at increased risk for psychiatric conditions after birth. ... read more »

Primary Care Follow-Ups for Early Pregnancy Pain or Bleeding

Pain and bleeding in early pregnancy can cause mental stress, but are pregnant women receiving proper follow-up care after diagnostic intervention for these symptoms during pregnancy? ... read more »

How Mom Can Pass Stress to Her Baby Through Placenta

Mothers may pass stress onto their babies two different ways, according to new studies. Findings show that mothers could pass the damaging effects of stress onto their newborns through their placentas and through bacteria in their vaginas. ... read more »

Maternal Mood Disorders May Affect Child's Development

Many women struggle with depression and other mood disorders while pregnant. Exposure to these mood disorders during pregnancy may cause the offspring to exhibit long-term emotional and behavioral problems later in life. ... read more »

Mom's Stress May Increase Baby's Asthma and Allergy Risk

SUNDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- If an expectant mother is exposed to high levels of stress, her baby may be more likely to develop asthma or allergies later in life, new research suggests. ... read more »

Ease Holiday Stress During Pregnancy

Why is stress so harmful and how can I stress less during the holidays? ... read more »

Stress and Pregnancy: How To Cope

Many pregnant women are under stress. Coping with stress in pregnancy is important to improve pregnancy outcome. ... read more »

Supporting Your Wife Through Infertility Treatment

It's no secret that going through infertility treatment can be stressful for a couple. That being said, there are a lot of things that you can do to make the process a little easier on your partner. ... read more »

Donʼt Let These 6 Pregnancy Symptoms Fake You Out

These six symptoms of pregnancy are classic but they don't always represent a pregnancy. ... read more »

7 Fertility Myths Busted

Fertility and conception expert Dr. David Knight, of Australia sees many couples experiencing difficulty getting pregnant. Knight suggests there might be some simple fixes to easy problems. ... read more »

SSRIs May Not Help Adults Who Had Early Life Stress

Unfortunately, SSRIs don’t work for everybody. Dr. Jeremy D. Coplan noticed SSRIs often don’t work on depression patients who had experienced early life stresses. ... read more »

Treatment and Tips to Relieve Sleep Disturbances During Pregnancy

Many women experience sleep disturbances during pregnancy. Fortunately, there are several ways to make nighttime more relaxing and sleep-filled for women throughout every stage of pregnancy. ... read more »

False-Positive Mammogram Results Trigger Lingering Anxiety

A Swedish study finds the stress and anxiety generated by a false-positive mammogram can linger as long as a year. ... read more »

Valentine’s Day is the Perfect Time to Conceive

Have you ever heard the old wives' tale about how some couples have trouble conceiving because they are over-thinking the process? Well, there may be some truth to that tale after all. ... read more »

Unfamiliar Nutrient Holds Promise for Newborn’s Health

Folic acid, calcium, iron, vitamin B12: it's likely that all of these nutrients ring a bell with pregnant women when it comes to the topic of nutrition, but another nutrient that may not come to mind is just as important and is the focus of exciting new research. ... read more »

Air Pollution, Maternal Distress and Child Behavior

Researchers know that air pollution may have negative effects on fetal and child health. It is also known that maternal mental state also affect fetal and child health. Researchers recently published a study in the journal Pediatrics that combines the two. ... read more »

How Acupuncture Enhances ART

Men and women undergoing assisted reproductive therapies (ART) may find that acupuncture enhances the effort. ... read more »

Childbirth: Hypnobirthing

The majority of women hold some sort of fear about the birthing process. That fear can lead to stress and stress leads to tension. Hypnobirthing may help relieve some of the stress and tension. ... read more »

Yoga and Meditation Genetically Tame Stress of Infertility

A psychiatrist is using modern genetic technologies to track changes in the body that occur when individuals engage in yoga and meditation for just a few minutes a day. ... read more »

How to Celebrate Labor Day When TTC

Trying to conceive (TTC) can seem like a life-consuming goal that you and your partner are working together towards. For many couples, holidays are difficult for a number of reasons. ... read more »

Is Valentine’s Day Chocolate Good For Your Baby?

Valentine's Day is the holiday of chocolate and according to two studies, chocolate may be more than a tasty sweet treat, for pregnant women. ... read more »

Alcohol, Drug Use, Smoking, and Stress During Pregnancy

Certain stress factor can pose a problem when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Premature Births with Stress-Related Premature Aging of Placenta

Premature births are the subject of many scientific studies, including a recent one that links stress-related premature aging of the placenta to premature rupture of the placental membranes. ... read more »

Restorative Yoga: Seated Wide-Legged Forward Fold

The seated wide-legged forward fold opens the hips, and stretches the back and thighs. The supported (restorative) version, is less intense than a regular wide-legged forward fold, and allows pregnant women to do the pose without having to hold up their back. ... read more »

Restorative Yoga - Reclined Bound Angle Pose

Reclined bound angle pose is a restorative version of the bound angle pose. The benefits of the pose include hip and chest opening, low back release, and relaxation. ... read more »

Health Risks Associated with Living in Low-Income Rural Areas

Fighting stress during pregnancy poses health risks to the pregnant woman and fetus, according to clinical research. New research suggests low-income rural areas face an even deeper problem when it comes to stress and prenatal care. ... read more »

Shift Work May Affect Fertility

Shift work may increase a woman's risk for fertility and menstrualproblems, according to new research. Researchers found that women who performed shift work had a 33 percenthigher risk for menstrual issues and an 80 percent higher risk forfertility problems. ... read more »

The Verdict on Hot Water Bottles

If you’ve done your mommy-to-be research, you know that heat is bad for the fetus. You’ve been instructed to avoid hot tubs, saunas, steamy baths and anything else that might raise the temperature of your fetus. ... read more »

Breathing Practice – Ujjayi Pranayama

Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Sounding or Victorious Breath) breath is commonly used throughout yoga classes and practices. It is used to calm the body and mind, heat the body internally to permit fluid movement and stretching, as well as provide a meditational focal point during the practice for you and those around you. ... read more »

The Effects of Stress on Fertility

Stress is one of nature's contraceptives and can have a dramatic effect on healthy reproduction. The major stress hormone, cortisol, is derived from progesterone. ... read more »

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