AbbreviationsBSIBrief Symptom InventoryCES‐DCenter for Epidemiologic Studies Depression ScalecIVFconventional IVF with high dosage gonadotropin stimulationE217β‐estradiolFertiQoLFertility Quality of Life QuestionnaireGSIGlobal Severity IndexhCGhuman chorionic gonadotropinIDSInfertility Distress ScaleIVFin vitro fertilizationMmeanNC‐IVFnatural cycle IVFWHOQOLWorld Health Organization Quality of LifeKey MessageNatural cycle IVF induces less psychological stress than conventional IVF with gonadotropin stimulation, indicating that other factors such as ovarian stimulation, anesthesia, embryo selection and cryopreservation might also contribute to the induction of psychological stress.IntroductionInfertility and infertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) impose substantial distress . Anxiety and depression are significantly increased in women with treatment failure several weeks after the first IVF treatment and also six months after treatment . Many couples stop treatment prematurely because of the psychological stress, thus reducing the chances of success . However, it is unclear whether the psychological stress also influences the chance of conception. However, a prospective study revealed that anxiety and depression have no influence on the pregnancy rates of a first IVF treatment.But what exactly imposes stress on women undergoing an IVF therapy? It can be assumed that a broad spectrum of factors will have an impact. Even though success or failure of the treatment will certainly have the highest impact, several other factors
Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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