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This week I spoke with Dr. Mishkat Shehata about how to manage stress to give you a better chance of feeling much more calm preconception. Dr. Shehata unpacks lots of tips about how you can manage stress as it has a huge impact on fertility.
Dr. Mishkat Shehata is a GP, certified lifestyle physician and founder of The Lifestyle Code Clinic. She’s also a Regional Director for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (in London). Dr. Shehata fully supports a plant-based lifestyle and encourages people to consider transitioning for the benefits of their overall health.
Instagram: @drmishkatshehata and @thelifestylecodeclinic
Resources we discussed during the chat:
Bergman, Kristin, et al. “Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Predicts Cognitive Ability and Fearfulness in Infancy.” Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Elsevier, 4 Jan. 2010, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0890856709620426.
C.D. Lynch, R. Sundaram, J.M. Maisog, A.M. Sweeney, G.M. Buck Louis, Preconception stress increases the risk of infertility: results from a couple-based prospective cohort study—the LIFE study, Human Reproduction, Volume 29, Issue 5, May 2014, Pages 106–107
From the Department of Psychology (M.E.C-R. “Prenatal Stress Alters Cytokine Levels in a Manner That May ...: Psychosomatic Medicine.” LWW, journals.lww.com/psychosomaticmedicine/Abstract/2005/07000/Prenatal_Stress_Alters_Cytokine_Levels_in_a_Manner.18.aspx.
Huizink, Anja C., et al. “Stress during Pregnancy Is Associated with Developmental Outcome in Infancy.” Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 44, no. 6, 2003, pp. 810–818.
Lobel, Marci, et al. “Pregnancy-Specific Stress, Prenatal Health Behaviors, and Birth Outcomes.” Health Psychology, vol. 27, no. 5, 2008, pp. 604–615.
Mulder, E.J.H, et al. “Prenatal Maternal Stress: Effects on Pregnancy and the (Unborn) Child.” Early Human Development, vol. 70, no. 1-2, 2002, pp. 3–14.