Fertility Study Finds 55% Conceive Following Mind Body Program
Dr. Alice Domar founded the Mind Body Program for Infertility more than 20 years ago, after discovering that women who learned to manage their depression were boosting their odds of getting pregnant, either naturally or via assisted reproductive techniques.
According to a 2000 study in the journal Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Domar found that 55% of the previously infertile women who met regularly in a Mind Body Infertility Program conceived within 6 months after the program, compared to only 20 percent in a control group that used no mind body techniques.
Research On Stress and Infertility
Groundbreaking research at Harvard University found that the more stress a woman is experiencing, the less likely she is to achieve pregnancy, especially while undergoing infertility treatments. Studies suggest that high levels of emotional stress can contribute to infertility by causing physical symptoms such as hormonal changes. Thus, a continuous cycle begins, where stress affects infertility and infertility affects stress.