Stress and tension does not reduce the success rate of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) or assisted reproductive techniques (ART), say experts from the Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group. Last year the researchers at the Oxford University had claimed that higher levels of stress reduced a woman's chances of being pregnant. However, according to the new study emotional distress due to infertility treatment or day-to-day stress in a couple's life does not prevent the IVF technique from being successful. It was found that several women believed that if they were stressed they will not get pregnant either naturally or with fertility treatment. But a review of 14 studies on fertility treatment and stress, which involved about 3500 infertile women, proved that this is not true. Researchers examined the effect of stress on women who were undergoing IVF and found that the chances of pregnancy were equal among calm women and women who were stressed or anxious. Lead of the study, Professor Jacky Boivin said, "The finding should reassure women and doctors that emotional distress caused by fertility problems or other life events co-occurring with treatment will not compromise the chance of becoming pregnant." Source: Medindia << New Hope for Patients With Huntington's Disease Hot Flashes Reduce Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke in Futu... >> Recommended Reading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Encyclopedia section of medindia gives a brief introduction to infertility and reproduction READ MORE Artificial Insemination Artificial Insemination is a medical procedure usually used to treat infertility. In this procedure, sperm is placed into a female''s vagina, uterus or fallopian tubes by artificial means. READ MORE Egg Donation The term 'Egg Donation' is commonly used to refer to the contribution of her eggs by a woman to another, who is incapable of producing her own. READ MORE Invitro Fertilisation - 3D - Animation Interactive section of Medindia gives explanation for Invitro Fertilisation - 3D. READ MORE Amoebic Dysentery Amoebic dysentery or amoebiasis is an infection of the intestine that causes diarrhoea most frequently along with other causes. READ MORE Andropause / Male Menopause Andropause or male menopause causing low libido in a man is due to decreasing level of male hormones, like testosterone. Symptoms of andropause are depression, irritability. READ MORE Heart Attack- Lifestyle risks Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply. Simple guidelines to avoid heart attack are listed. READ MORE Infertility Infertility is a condition wherein couples fail to achieve pregnancy or if the woman has been unable to carry a pregnancy that results in a live birth. READ MORE Is Your Man Moody? Women get confused by the behavior of men in their lives. It is time they realize that men too have frequent mood swings. READ MORE Palpitations And Arrhythmias Palpitations are unpleasant sensation of one’s own heartbeat. READ MORE Stress and the Gender Divide Stress has become entwined in the current lifestyle of a young working couple and has resulted in the rise in incidence of hypertension, diabetes and psychosomatic illnesses. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Drug Interaction Checker Blood Donation - Recipients More News on: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)InfertilityArtificial InseminationAmoebic DysenteryPalpitations And ArrhythmiasStress Relief Through Alternative MedicineStress and the Gender DivideAndropause / Male MenopauseHeart Attack- Lifestyle RisksIs Your Man Moody?