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  1. No Link Between Stress, IVF, and Pregnancy

    Aug. 24, 2005 -- Patients often worry that stress and anxiety of infertility treatment will reduce their chances of becoming pregnancy, but a new study from Sweden shows this fear to be unfounded. Researchers assessed stress levels among women undergoing their first in vitro fertilization treatment

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  2. Infertility Treatment May Up Postpartum Blues

    Aug. 23, 2005 - Women who have healthy babies as a result of infertility treatments may be unlikely candidates for postpartum depression. But new research suggests they might be uniquely vulnerable. Gina (not her real name) is a case in point. The birth of her daughter four years ago should have bee

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  3. Acupuncture May Improve Sperm Quality

    Aug. 3, 2005 -- Acupuncture may help some men overcome infertility problems by improving the quality of their sperm, according to a new study. Researchers found five weeks of acupuncture treatment reduced the number of structural abnormalities in sperm and increased the overall number of normal sper

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  4. Estrogen Receptor Affects Women's Infertility

    July 22, 2005 -- Scientists may have a new lead on a source of women's infertility. They studied a gene tied to the hormone estrogen. The gene governs estrogen receptor beta, a protein involved in estrogen's effects. Estrogen works on tissues by binding to a part of cells called estrogen receptors.

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  5. Stress and Infertility

    "You're just trying too hard." "You're too stressed. Just relax and it will happen." "You've got to calm down and let nature take its course." If you've been trying six months or more to get pregnant, you've probably lost count of the number of times well-meaning friends and family offered this or s

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  6. Stressing Over Infertility

    While it may be a while before the pathway between stress and infertility is clear, what is known right now is that reducing stress levels seems to help. Some research in this area shows that, for many women, acupuncture could hold the key. In studies conducted in Germany and published in the journa

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  7. Marriage Stress Affects Infertility Treatment

    June 24, 2005 -- Ask any couple who has been through it and they will tell you there is little as stressful as wanting a baby and not being able to have one. Infertility-related stress is known to take its toll on relationships, and now a new study shows it can also affect the success of fertility t

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  8. Abstinence Makes Weak Sperm Grow Stronger

    June 23, 2005 -- A little abstinence may go a long way for men with infertility problems. A new study shows that sperm from men with low sperm counts reached their peak condition after one day of abstinence and deteriorated after more than one day without sex. They say the findings show that men wit

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  9. Fertility After 45 May Be in the Genes

    June 21, 2005 -- Some women may be better able to get pregnant naturally after the age of 45 thanks to genes involved in aging. Researchers studied a group of women who got pregnant without the aid of infertility treatments after age 45 and found that they had a unique genetic profile. "These women

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  10. Single IVF Babies May Be Healthiest

    June 21, 2005 -- New findings should help calm fears that conception through assisted reproduction poses an inherent danger to the baby. A new European study shows that babies born as a result of infertility treatments are as healthy as those conceived without help from medical science -- as long as

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