Lets say you are heading into another IVF cycle, and trying not to let your mind think about how afraid you are of another unsuccessful outcome. Or you are newly pregnant, and trying hard not to worry about what could go wrong again. Or perhaps your period is due, and you are feeling hopeful, but also afraid because you don’t want to endure another let down. It’s distressing, because you can’t stop the fearful thoughts but you don’t want to be negative or pessimistic, and you’re afraid of being too hopeful, because you want to protect yourself from disappointment. In any case, you don’t want to stress about it, because you’ve heard that stress has a negative impact on fertility. ...Sound familiar?