NIH study indicates stress may delay women getting pregnant – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Oxford supports the widespread belief that stress may reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant. Dr. Germaine Louis with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is the study’s first author.
Louis: We collaborated with investigators at Oxford University who were conduction a prospective pregnancy study where we were recruiting women who were discontinuing contraception for purposes of becoming pregnant.
Narrator: The researchers showed that women who had higher levels of a substance used to measure stress were less likely to get pregnant. For details on the study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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