09 Jan '12, 9pm

Too much stress could lower your chances of having a baby, experts say

Like many of her married peers, Sharon (not her real name) had always looked forward to starting a family. Unlike them, however, making babies did not come naturally. Desperate, Sharon and her husband turned to fertility treatment. Although she successfully conceived twice after that, both pregnancies ended in heart-wrenching miscarriages. One of the miscarriages occurred during the sixth month of her pregnancy. "Being surrounded by friends who were popping babies every other year, I really felt inadequate," she said. A year and a half of infertility and two awful miscarriages later, Sharon decided to quit her stressful job in the travel industry. It might have been a coincidence but, on Oct 18 last year, Sharon successfully delivered her healthy firstborn exactly one year to the day after she resigned from her hectic job. "I told myself I couldn't go on like that. Somethi...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Health/EDC120110-0000015/Ferti...

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