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The Relationships Between Anxiety Depression, Infertility and Miscarriage

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In this podcast episode I discuss the relationships between anxiety, depression, infertility and miscarriages. The studies, which I have included below, paint a very bleak picture. But there is much you can do to support your mental health and well-being while long-term trying to conceive.

Podcast available on all good podcast platforms just search for 'Embrace Fertility'.

The studies and statistics

Two and a half million cycles of IVF are performed globally each year, yet fewer than a quarter of these are successful.

Women undergoing infertility treatment experience the same level of stress, anxiety, and depression as women who have cancer, HIV, or heart disease.

Research shows post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop in a third of women after miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy.

Anxiety and depression rates are higher in women diagnosed with Endometriosis and PCOS. 

‚Äč‚ÄčWomen suffering from depression, stress and anxiety are twice as likely to have problems conceiving, and women who have experienced at least one unsuccessful IVF cycle and had depressive symptoms before continuing IVF treatment experienced a lower success rate than women who did not experience depressive symptoms.

Couples are more likely to stop trying to conceive, not commence or abandon treatment, due to emotional stress rather than financial constraints or a medical prognosis?

Once you know the above it’s impossible to ignore the fact that if you are going through infertility, treatment or pregnancy loss


Make it easier to become pregnant

There are so many studies showing that alleviating the symptoms of stress and anxiety improves quality of life and makes it easier for women to become pregnant.

Join us for a FREE exclusive class next Sunday at 8.30pm GMT that will unveil the secrets to understanding the part your mental health plays in your fertility and maximise your chances of conceiving this year. ‚Ā†

The Science

Understand the science behind the mind-body link and how it impacts both your mental and physical health and therefore your fertility.

The Studies

Utilise the research and studies that show that prioritising your mental health while trying to conceive greatly improves quality of life and can double your chances of success.

The Tools

I’ll be sharing HOW to start practising techniques from Sunday to support yourself.

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 Studies collated from The World Health Organisation, NIH, and NIHR


I'm Naomi Woolfson, of Embrace Fertility, a therapist specialising in supporting women emotionally and energetically through trying to conceive, fertility treatments and then pregnancy and birth following infertility.

My partner and I went through almost 4 years of infertility, IUI’s, IVF, anxiety, surgery and a miscarriage before we went on to conceive both of our ginger children naturally!

Alongside supporting clients globally in one to one therapy and coaching sessions I run a 12 week mind-body programme guiding women through the 5 steps of my unique Embrace Fertility Method; Comfort, Coping, Connection, Clearing and finally Creating.

I also offer specialist pregnancy support and run a hypnobirthing course Embrace Bump to Baby. 

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A deep dive into the science backed mind-body techniques to emotionally and energetically thrive while trying to conceive.

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