Stress and fertility are closely linked. Mindfulness can help women and their partners navigate IVF treatment and may assist in promoting fertility by giving you tools for stress management.
Research has shown that mindfulness may increase the chances of successful IVF treatment. One recent study showed an increase in successful pregnancy rates from 26% to 45% at six months after mindfulness training*.
*(Li, J ,Long, L, Liu, Y,…Li, M (2015). Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on fertility, quality of life and pregnancy rates among women subjected to first in vitro fertilization treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy)