How to relax about getting pregnant

If you're trying to get pregnant, you may benefit from reducing your stress levels, according to a new study.
She says this study does not explain why high levels of alpha-amylase may reduce the chance of getting pregnant, but it could be because stressful situations may reduce blood flow and delay the transport of fertilized eggs, which can contribute to the failure to conceive. I would like to add to my comment above that I am not saying women who have a health issue (including HIV) should not get pregnant. If this study were true, how do you explain women getting pregnant in famine-ravaged countries, during wartime, via rape, etc. Medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, obesity and other problems can affect your chances getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.
When you catch yourself thinking about your job, your relationship or your lifelong to-do list, experts say to simply let the thought escape, and bring your mind back the repetition of the activity. Feeling stressed evokes tense, shallow breathing, while calm is associated with relaxed breathing, so to turn tension into relaxation, and change the way you breathe.

Induce the relaxation response by cuddling your pet, giving an unexpected hug to a friend or family member, snuggling with your spouse, or talking to a friend about the good things in your lives.
Take an Attitude BreakThirty seconds is enough time to shift your heart's rhythm from stressed to relaxed. The saliva samples were tested for two substances that the body releases during times of physical or psychological stress: Cortisol and alpha-amylase. Domar  says couples can relieve some of this pressure by recognizing that if they try to get pregnant for a while and don't succeed, there are ways modern medicine may be able to help.
While some couples get pregnant within the first month of trying, others don't have that much luck. Another half of those who don’t conceive in the first year will get pregnant in the second year. The more realistic your daydream — in terms of colors, sights, sounds; even touch and feel — the more relaxation you'll experience.

So when you sense your temper is about to erupt,  finding a quiet place to sit or lie down and put the stressful situation on hold.
In the mall, look at the details of a dress in the window, examine a piece of jewelry and focus on how it's made, or window-shop for furniture, checking out every detail of pattern and style.
Start by envisioning anything that triggers a positive feeling — a vision of your child or spouse, the image of your pet, that great piece of jewelry you're saving up to buy, a memento from a vacation — whatever it is, conjuring up the thought will help slow breathing, relax tense muscles and put a smile on your face.
Creating a positive emotional attitude can also calm and steady your heart rhythm, contributing to feelings of relaxation and peace. Surprisingly, when my daughter was 3 months old, I found I was pregnant with twins, without assisted technology and intercourse only once during that time.

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