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How to keep busy during the 2 week wait.

How to keep busy during the 2 week wait.

The dreaded 2 week wait when you are trying for a baby can drag on and on. It can be the longest time in history when you’re anxiously waiting to see if the magic two lines comes up on a stick. So how do you cope with the time between trying and finding out if this is the month you’ve managed to conceive?

The most obvious advice people used to give me was to keep busy. I wanted to wail at them: “But I am busy!” And I was. I had a full time job, great friends and a fairly busy social life. But even so I couldn’t help obsessing over if I had fallen pregnant or not.

So some practical steps to keep occupied during the two week wait are:

- Try something new. This isn’t the time to take up extreme sports, but find a local meditation class or a gentle yoga lesson. These are activities which will help slow your racing mind and centre you a bit.

- Forums are your friend. Here at the Huggies forums there are great forums where there are other people going through the same thing you are. It can be a huge relief to share your hopes and worries with like-minded people. They will ‘get’ how you’re feeling and share your joys and sorrows as well.

- Don’t buy any home pregnancy tests until the day you are due to test. Seriously I mean it. As well as being expensive they can make you very stressed out. You can end up testing too early and be hugely disappointed and it may well just have been to early for the result you were hoping for.

- Plan a holiday. Instead of spending time obsessing, spend time planning something new and exciting. You may not end up booking it, but research your dream destination and plan itineraries and spots you want to visit. It’s a very practical way to keep your mind occupied.

Those 2 weeks waiting can be very stressful and it is important to manage any anxiety you have as best you can. How do you keep yourself occupied during the 2 week wait?

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Avatar SarahBlogger

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:52 AM

Avatar Kerreag

I can totally relate to this. My husband and i have been TTC for 26 months now. With one miscarriage. We are currently on the 2ns cycle of Clomid. Every month i am either obsessing or trying to act like i am not thinking 'is this the month' I dont buy pregnacy tests every month but i do 'give into' myself and end up buyin gon every few months when i cant stand not knowing any longer. I know it doenst do me any good but cant help it.

Posted 20 October 2011 - 06:23 PM

Avatar Aly_Rebel3

we had a mis carriage too, and whaiting to see if i was pregnant again was agonising. i tried to make it easier by telling my self i was definantly not pregnant, and pretedned i was waiting for my time of the month instead. only when the date had passed did i dare to test, and the feeling of extacy was rejuvenating!

Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:21 AM

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