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Cranky say relax
Via MotherTalkers comes this story from Forbes.com suggesting a link between stress and miscarriage:
Pregnant women who are
stressed out during the first three weeks after conception are
nearly three times as likely to miscarry, a new study finds. [...] In all, miscarriages occurred in 90 percent of pregnancies [in the research cohort] in
which the women had increased cortisol levels and in 33 percent of
those with normal cortisol levels. [...]
Still more compelling evidence that all we need to do is relax.
In the wake of the study's findings, Dr. Mary Stephenson, the OB/GYN in charge of the University of Chicago's Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Program, has a helpful suggestion that will be of special interest to the infertiles and hab abs among us:
The best advice for women trying to get pregnant is to de-stress
your life before you conceive, she said.
Hey, thanks for the help, Dr. Stephenson!