Alyssa Thorne
September 20, 2016 4:36 pm
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As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when it comes to having kids, you now have to worry about *worrying* if you’re trying to conceive. According to Cosmo and a new study, stress can severely impact your chances of getting pregnant — like severely. We’re definitely not surprised, since we already know stress can impact your period, but we are a little surprised about these numbers. It’s no joke.

According to Cosmo:

Forty percent!? That’s a seriously significant change. The study also found that women’s stress levels sky rocketed immediately after ovulation, so while stressing over getting pregnant might actually keep you from getting pregnant, if you do succeed, your hormones will most likely convince you you’re stressed anyway.

In addition to removing the tax on tampons, in light of this study, we’re going to need the government to also require insurance to cover both pre- and post-pregnancy vacations. Maybe some spa treatments.

Parenthood is sooooo glamorous.