According to American Psychological Association’s Annual Stress in America Report, Gen Z reported the worst mental health of any generation. Based on almost 3,800 interviews, 27% called their mental health “fair” or “poor”. 91% of Gen Z adults saying they had felt physical or emotional symptoms, such as depression or anxiety, associated with stress.
As you know, chronic stress sets the stage for hormone imbalance and fertility problems. Estrogen dominance, progesterone deficiency, elevated prolactin, shortened luteal phase, poor bile flow, and short menstrual cycles are common issues caused from a poor HPA response to stress.
According to the 2017 United Nations World Population Prospects, people are having kids later in life than they used to, and in the next several decades, most babies in the Western world are projected to be born to 30-somethings.
According to UNFPA, women who wait until their 30’s are at a greater risk of infertility and pregnancy and complications.