Researchers have found that stress can affect a woman's ability to conceive.
A study between Oxford University and the U.S. National Institutes of Health has discovered the stress hormone alphaamylase is consistently higher in women who have experienced problems trying to fall pregnant.
Oxford University spokeswoman Dr Cecilia Pyper, a medic from the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, explained: 'This is the first study to find that a biological measure of stress is associated with a woman's chances of becoming pregnant that month.
'The findings support the idea that couples should aim to stay as relaxed as they can about trying for a baby.
The findings suggest that women who are anxious are 12 per cent less likely to become pregnant than those who stay calm.
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