According to Dr Pankaj Shrivastav, director of Conceive Gynecology & Fertility Hospital in Sharjah, stress management is a hot issue for fertility experts and researchers are now implementing holistic approach towards its treatment. It has been scientifically proven that stress plays a vital role in fertility issues. It often triggers a change in the regular hormonal balance. This could make ovulation, menstruation and conception more difficult. “When you are trying to conceive, aim to be as stress-free as possible,” he explains. “Great ways to reduce stress is to include activities like yoga, exercise, etc.”