A study analyzed the emotional impact and stress factors for 445 women who had difficulty conceiving. About a third reported anxiety as soon as they tried to get pregnant, half reported feeling ashamed and “like a failure” as a woman, and 68% reported they never imagined they would have trouble conceiving. Participants going through fertility treatment reported anxiety around injections, sex, and negative emotions, and feared their relationship would deteriorate. However, women who received treatment reported greater closeness to their partner (33% vs. 19%) and most participants felt their partner supported them, especially those receiving fertility therapy (63%).
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