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Fertility Fact Friday

Stress & Infertility

Helpful information from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine

What can I do to reduce my stress?

• Talk to your partner.

• Realize you’re not alone. Talk to other people who have

infertility, through individual or couple counseling, or support


• Read books on infertility, which will show you that your

feelings are normal and can help you deal with them.

• Avoid taking too much caffeine or other stimulants.

• Exercise regularly to release physical and emotional tension.

• Have a medical treatment plan with which both you and your

partner are comfortable.

• Learn as much as you can about the cause of your infertility

and the treatment options available.

• Find out as much as you can about your insurance coverage and

make financial plans regarding your fertility treatments.

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