Relaxation techniques can help couples with infertility

Stressed out over trying to conceive a baby? There are ways to help ease the anxiety that comes with a diagnosis of infertility, a reproductive specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center says.

“We encourage our patients who are undergoing infertility treatment to try various methods of stress reduction, whether it’s listening to relaxing music, taking yoga classes or even trying acupuncture, which is increasingly more common,” says Dr. Ellen Wilson. “All of these can help patients manage the diagnosis as well as the treatment of infertility.”

While it’s not clear whether anxiety affects the outcome, Dr. Wilson says tension can certainly influence how prepared couples are to receive an infertility diagnosis and complete the treatment. At UT Southwestern, infertility specialists provide couples with counseling services as well as an individualized treatment protocol.

Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/obgyn to learn more about clinical services for obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern, including infertility.

Media Contact: Robin Russell

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