Common Myths About Stress and Infertility

 The hypothesis that stress is a source of infertility and unsuccessful treatment has existed for decades.  Although there has been no consistent support of this supposition, myths about stress and infertility perpetuate.  Let’s take a look at a couple of the most common myths.  Myth: “Just relax and it will happen.”   Individuals and couples experiencing infertility frequently hear this “advice” by from well-intentioned family and friends.  It’s often followed-up by a story about another couple they know who was having difficulty conceiving, took a vacation, and got pregnant.  The implication is that stress is the cause of your infertility and unsuccessful treatment cycles. Fact:  There is no body of evidence that indicates that a woman’s level of stress effects pregnancy [...]