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How Does Stress Play a Role in Fertility Issues?
“First of all, biologically speaking, that the more stressed we are in, the longer that stress occurs in your life, then the more cortisol that’s released in the blood system and cortisol is a stress hormone. This cortisol level can affect your blood sugar, which can later in turn affect other endogenous hormones, the hormones that your body makes that govern your reproductive cycle. Everything from your period to ovulation, to your luteal phase. So stress is a big indicator and a big influence on our natural hormonal cycle or your natural hormonal cycle as a woman that plays a role in every aspect of your fertility.”