How stress impacts the body and fertility
Stress is one of the most underestimated factors affecting your health. It causes insomnia, tension in the shoulders, as well as digestive and fertility issues – even more so if it turns into a chronic problem.
It’s a well-known fact that zoo animals have a hard time conceiving. Similarly, it happens in humans if we are constantly in flight or fight mode and feel “unsafe”. Our reproductive area shuts down, with our body telling us it’s not safe to get pregnant and it is preparing us for “danger”. That “danger” can be any stressful situation like financial issues, relationship problems, traffic jams… and we know that the last two years have been particularly stressful for many people. All of this will trigger your fight and flight response in the body.
All of this may also impact when to have fertility acupuncture – support could be useful during a particularly stressful period, for example, to help your regain balance.