Manage Stress with Yoga for Fertility

By
Katlin Robinson
Young girl practices yoga on the shore of the River, concept of enjoying privacy, concentration

The World Health Organization’s World Report on Disabilities ranked infertility as the fifth largest serious global disability. In the industrialized world infertility affects 10 to 15 percent of couples and individuals trying to conceive. 

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