Stress and reproductive failure: past notions, present insights and future directions

@article{Nakamura2008StressAR,
  title={Stress and reproductive failure: past notions, present insights and future directions},
  author={Katrina Nakamura and Sam Sheps and Petra Clara Arck},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={25},
  pages={47-62}
}
ProblemMaternal stress perception is frequently alleged as a cause of infertility, miscarriages, late pregnancy complications or impaired fetal development. The purpose of the present review is to critically assess the biological and epidemiological evidence that considers the plausibility of a stress link to human reproductive failure.MethodsAll epidemiological studies published between 1980 and 2007 that tested the link between stress exposure and impaired reproductive success in humans were… CONTINUE READING

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