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Today, we have a special guest, Dr. Carmen Messerlian, who will join us to discuss mental health and reproductive health. Dr. Messerlian is a renowned expert in the field and is the Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology departments at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and the Chair of the ASRM Environment and Reproduction Special Interest Group.

In this episode, we will delve into the major mental health burdens faced by infertile couples and the role of social health environments on reproductive health. We will learn about the impact of pre-existing stress, trauma, and anxiety on reproductive health and the vicious cycle that often ensues. Dr. Messerlian will also discuss the comorbidity between reproductive outcomes and mental health and the importance of addressing mental health when trying to conceive. 

Don't miss this thought-provoking episode on the connection between the mind and body, and how mental health can impact reproductive health. 

Mental and Reproductive Health

Trauma of Infertility and Miscarriage

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