A concerning trend has emerged in Singapore as the stress levels among women reach alarming heights, posing potential threats to their overall well-being and fertility. According to the annual Cigna 360 Global Well-Being Survey, released in November 2022, Singaporean women are facing a 10 percent higher risk of stress and burnout compared to their male counterparts. The impact of these stress-related issues is profound, with a staggering 89 percent of women reporting at least one symptom of burnout, and a significant 70 percent feeling persistently overwhelmed by their responsibilities, as highlighted in the survey.
Amidst this rising tide of stress, there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon. July 2023 marks a significant milestone for aspiring mothers in Singapore as the age limit for elective egg freezing (EEF) has been extended from 35 to 37. This progressive step is in response to recent research indicating a “relatively stable” success rate of egg freezing for women up to 37 years old. Importantly, this option is now accessible to all women, regardless of their marital or medical status.
Research has consistently linked elevated stress levels to difficulties in conception. A 2018 study published in the National Library of Medicine highlighted the connection between stress and fertility challenges in women. Building on this, a 2021 study in Fertility and Sterility demonstrated that stress-reduction therapy significantly improved the chances of conception for Asian men and women.
In light of these findings, the significance of stress reduction strategies cannot be overstated, with massage therapy emerging as a promising solution. Recent research, including a study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2022, showcased the effectiveness of massage therapy in reducing stress levels among women undergoing fertility treatments. Given that stress-related infertility affects a substantial 35-45 percent of Asian women, the potential benefits of massage therapy are substantial. Remarkably, massages have been shown to lead to an average decrease in cortisol levels by 17-22 percent, underscoring their potential in providing much-needed relief to stressed women and potentially enhancing their fertility prospects.
Singapore is grappling with a historic low in total fertility rates, with 2022 figures standing at just 1.05. This means nearly one in six couples faces the challenging journey of infertility. According to the Singapore National Fertility Registry, the percentage of couples in Singapore unable to conceive after one year of trying has risen from 12% in 1990 to 18% in 2022.
Acknowledging the pressing concern of escalating stress levels among Singaporean women and its potential consequences, Babies Bliss Singapore has emerged as a beacon of support and relief. In response to the alarming prevalence of stress and burnout, Babies Bliss Singapore offers a holistic approach to well-being tailored to women’s unique needs. Through carefully designed wellness programs, personalized treatments, and expert guidance, Babies Bliss Singapore aims to empower women with effective stress management tools. By addressing the root causes of stress and providing a nurturing environment for relaxation, Babies Bliss Singapore plays a vital role in enhancing the overall mental and emotional health of women, fostering a conducive environment for their personal well-being and overall happiness. This initiative has garnered testimonials from a diverse range of clients, including medical professionals like doctors and surgeons.
Founded by Angelia Ng, a seasoned expert with over 20 years of experience and multiple certifications, including Fertility Massage and PreNatal Massage Therapist, Babies Bliss Singapore is making a meaningful difference in the lives of women seeking to overcome stress-related fertility challenges.
Their compassionate, evidence-based approach has earned them accolades from both clients and medical experts, reaffirming their commitment to women’s well-being in Singapore.