Stress and Infertility - Dr. Nilofar Shaikh
Infertility is defined as not being able to conceive after one year or longer of unprotected regular coitus. The relationship between infertility and psychological stress is complex. On the one hand, one study indicated that infertile couples are subject to greater stress and have an increased risk of developing psychological disorders compared with healthy couples. On the other hand, high levels of psychological distress have been revealed to increase infertility .The stressful stimuli on the female adrenal and HPO axis impact more than one physiological event of fertility including ovulation, fertilization and the implantation rate. Ayurveda holistic science of medicine describes “Saumanasya Garbhadharanama Streshtha” means pleasant mind is best to achieve conception.Various medicines and procedures had described in Ayurveda are useful to relive stress and cure infertility.