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Yoga's Stress Relief: An Aid for Infertility?

In recent years, "yoga for fertility" classes have started to become popular. They are the latest in a number of holistic approaches to fertility treatment that have also included acupuncture and mind-body programs.

No study has proven that yoga can increase pregnancy rates. But practitioners of yoga-for-fertility say that the coping skills they learn help reduce their stress -- and stress has been shown to reduce the probability of conception.

The New York Times reports:

"A handful of prominent medical centers have partnered with yoga teachers to offer classes ... In 2009, the New York University Fertility Center in Manhattan brought in two yoga instructors to help patients."

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