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Can suffering stress after embryo transfer affect the embryo?

By Juan José Espinós Gómez M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist).
Last Update: 01/25/2022

There is controversy about the effect of stress on the results of assisted reproduction techniques, with studies showing a negative effect and others showing no association. In any case, the negative effects could be linked to the activation of the cortisol pathway and it is not known specifically which factors could influence it directly or indirectly (oocyte or implantation). There is no evidence of a direct effect at embryonic level.

 Juan José  Espinós Gómez
Juan José Espinós Gómez
M.D., Ph.D.
Gynecologist
Dr. Juan José Espinós Gómez has a degree in Medicine from the Central University of Barcelona - Reus - and has been awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award.
Licence number: 080823651
Gynecologist. Dr. Juan José Espinós Gómez has a degree in Medicine from the Central University of Barcelona - Reus - and has been awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award. Licence number: 080823651.