“You’re just trying too hard.”
“You’re too stressed. Just relax and it will happen.”
“You’ve got to calm down and let nature take its course.”
If you’ve been trying six months or more to get pregnant, you’ve probably lost count of the number of times well-meaning friends and family offered this or similar advice.
Though the idea that “trying too hard” was once a popular notion, dramatic advances in infertility treatments — particularly in the past decade — all but did away with that idea.
Now, however, the wheel has turned yet again, and doctors are once more looking to the idea that stress — and sometimes “trying too hard” — may actually play a role in up to 30% of all infertility problems.