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Louisville Researcher Finds Stress Negatively Affects Chances of Conception

University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences epidemiologist Dr. Kira Taylor found that women who reported feeling more stressed during their ovulatory window were approximately 40-percent less likely to conceive during that month than other less stressful months. Similarly, women who generally reported feeling more stressed than other women, were about 45-percent less likely to conceive. The results of the study recently published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology.

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