Stress as a factor in infertility is a vicious cycle. With each month that passes with negative results, the more pressure a would-be mom-to-be is likely to put on herself. Add to that external stressors like work and family issues, plus the tension that trying to conceive can add to a relationship, and it's easy to see how a stress spiral occurs.
What to Do: Relax. Easier said than done, right? But seriously, if you've been talking about a vacation, now's the time to take it. We've heard plenty of stories of women who gave up on trying to get pregnant, decided to adopt, and found themselves expecting as soon as the onus was off them. Focus more on maintaining your physical and emotional health and less on TTC, and you'll be a whole lot more likely to end up with a big, fat positive next month.