A teacher can feel the weight of the world as she yields to the pressures of student achievement and performance. A veterinarian confronted with the everyday task of caring for sick animals may feel burdened by loss. A lawyer’s interpretation of the law and representation within the legal system impacts lives in significant ways, which is assumingly heavy. These women represent a group of career women that we see with fertility challenges. The thing they have in common: significant work-related stress.
Stress affects all of us, but some more than others. Career executives and those working in highly demanding, performance related jobs may be most at risk. Stress and fertility often go hand in hand. Rarely will you see a career assessment that factors in fertility, but jobs that increase the amount of stress you experience may hinder your pregnancy goals.
The body reacts when it doesn’t get what it needs. You may be neglecting the amount of rest and exercise necessary if you’re working more than 40 hours a week. Eating well on the go is another obstacle. Processed and sugary foods may be easy to grab, but are culprits to a more balanced diet. If work takes the place of leisure, then creative hobbies are the prescription.
Your job may be stressful, but there are methods to help you manage. Identifying ways to decrease the hours you work is one option. Exploring healthier diet options and food choices is another. Incorporating yoga for relaxation and stretching can relieve tension and stress that is building in the body. There are numerous ways to combat stress. The first step is to evaluate.
According to CDC infertility affects an estimated 6.7 million women in the U.S. Getting pregnant can be challenging for many women so if you’re experiencing this issue you’re not alone. If you think your job is a contributor, consider the ways in which you work. Then ask yourself: How can I make my work less stressful and more fertility-friendly?
Holistic Gynecology combines conventional medicine with natural treatments in order to promote and increase general wellness and manage gynecological issues.