Stress Reduction During In Vitro Fertilization

The goal of this study is to determine the effect of Healing Touch (HT) on the stress, anxiety, and self-efficacy experiences of women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) in a randomized, controlled design. HT is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy-balancing work that promotes relaxation.

Stanford is now accepting new patients for this trial. Please contact Kathy Turner, RN, NP at 650-724-6850 for more information.


  • behavioral : Healing Touch
  • behavioral : Standard Care
  • behavioral : Desensitization Therapy

Phase: N/A


Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - 42 Years

Inclusion Criteria

-Age <43 - FSH <= 14 - About to enter an IVF cycle at the Stanford Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Center - Planning a transfer of their own fresh embryos during this cycle - Speak and read English fluently

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Primary Contact:

Kathy Turner, RN, NP 650-724-6850

Stanford University School of Medicine 300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

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