Can stress get in the way of becoming pregnant?

Yes. Physical or emotional stress can weaken or prevent the release of pituitary hormones that normally act on the ovary to stimulate egg development (fsh) and cause ovulation (lh). A sign of stress is a long cycle (>32 days) or absence of LH surge with ovulation detection kit. Acupuncture or meditation can help improve ovulation by promoting relaxation through release of brain endorphins.
Yes. Yes, stress can affect fertility. Stress hormones may play a role in the implantation process of the embryo in the endometrial cavity. Stress relieveing techniques may be helpful in individuals with high stress in their life.