Yoga: an adjunct to infertility treatment

Fertil Steril. 2003 Oct;80 Suppl 4:46-51. doi: 10.1016/s0015-0282(03)01138-5.

Abstract

Yoga and meditation can help women experiencing the challenges of infertility. The practice of meditation and relaxation can help increase the clarity of the mind, maintain healthy body chemistry, and give patients the patience to undergo the rigors of infertility treatments. When one understands and can attain physical relaxation, one tends to feel better about the body itself, and begins to treat the body with more respect. This understanding can lead to healthier lifestyle habits as well as increased sensitivity regarding symptoms and body processes. This is beneficial to both doctor and patient as the patient can report with more clarity and sense cycles and physical issues more readily.

MeSH terms

  • Exercise
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / psychology
  • Infertility, Female / therapy*
  • Meditation
  • Posture
  • Relaxation
  • Stress, Psychological / therapy
  • Yoga*