Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Avi Steen
Are you trying to get pregnant? If so, you know that the two week wait is one of the longest and most anxiety-ridden periods of time in a woman’s life. But don’t worry! This blog post is here to help make the two week wait a little bit more bearable. I’ll share some tips on how to survive this time, and I’ll also provide some information on what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant. So read on, and good luck!
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The Two Week Wait
What is the two week wait?
The two week wait (TWW) is the period of time between ovulation and when your next period is due. For women who are trying to conceive, the TWW can be a time of great anticipation and excitement.
However, it can also be a time of great anxiety and worry, as you wait to see if you have successfully conceived. There are a few things that you can do to help cope with the stress of the TWW.
First, try to stay positive and optimistic. Remember that it takes most couples several months to conceive, so even if you don’t get pregnant this cycle, there’s still a good chance that it will happen eventually.
Second, avoid pregnancy tests during the TWW. Getting a negative result can be discouraging, and it might make you more anxious.
Finally, take some time for yourself during the TWW. Relax and enjoy your life, regardless of whether or not you conceive this cycle. By taking care of yourself both physically and emotionally, you’ll be in a better position to handle whatever the TWW has in store for you.
For many women, this wait is accompanied by a range of symptoms that can be both physical and emotional. Some common TWW symptoms include fatigue, bloating, breast tenderness, cramping, and mood swings.
While these symptoms can be frustrating, it’s important to remember that they don’t necessarily mean that you’re pregnant. In fact, most women who experience them will ultimately find out that they are not pregnant.
However, if you are trying to conceive, the TWW can be a stressful time. Tracking your symptoms can help you to better understand your body and give you some peace of mind during the wait.
What if I Have No Symptoms?
Some women may experience symptoms during the TWW that could be indicative of pregnancy, such as implantation bleeding, increased discharge, breast tenderness, or fatigue.
However, it is also common to have no symptoms at all. If you are in the TWW and have no symptoms, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are not pregnant.
Every woman is different and will experience different symptoms – or none at all. The best way to find out for sure if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test when your period is due.
Should I Exercise?
Trying to conceive can be a stressful time for many couples. There are a lot of things that you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant, but there is also a lot of advice out there that can be confusing and overwhelming.
One common question is whether or not it is safe to exercise during the two-week wait. While there is no definitive answer, there are a few things to consider.
First, exercise can help to reduce stress levels, which can impact fertility. In addition, moderate exercise can help to improve circulation and increase blood flow to the reproductive organs.
However, it is important to avoid strenuous exercise in the tww, as this can actually have a negative effect on fertility. Ultimately, it is best to speak with your doctor about what level of activity is right for you during this time.
What to Eat During
Some suggested dietary changes include eating plenty of leafy greens, which are high in folic acid, and avoiding caffeine. There is also some evidence that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and flaxseeds, may be beneficial.
While there is no guarantee that these changes will lead to pregnancy, they may help to improve your overall health, which can in turn increase your chances of conception.
Red Raspberry Leaf Tea During the Two Week Wait
Women who are trying to conceive often turn to herbal teas as a way to relax and de-stress. However, there is one particular tea that should be avoided during the two-week wait: red raspberry leaf tea.
This tea is thought to help tone the uterine muscles, which can actually lead to early contractions and a shorter pregnancy. So, while herbal teas can be a great way to relax during the two-week wait, red raspberry leaf tea should be avoided.
Two Week Wait Survival Tips
The two week wait (TWW) is the time between ovulation and taking a pregnancy test. For many women who are trying to conceive, the TWW can be a time of high stress and anxiety. Here are a few tips for surviving the TWW:
- Take a break from social media. Seeing other women’s pregnancy announcements can be difficult when you’re trying to conceive, so it’s best to take a break from social media during the TWW.
- Avoid Google searches. It’s tempting to want to read every pregnancy symptom on Google, but this can only increase your anxiety. Trust your body and wait until you’ve missed your period before checking for symptoms online.
- Exercise and eat healthy. Staying active and eating healthy during the TWW will help you to stay calm and reduce stress levels.
- Connect with other women who are trying to conceive. There are many online communities of women who are going through the same thing as you. Talking to other women who understand what you’re going through can be very helpful.
- Be patient. The most important thing is to be patient and trust that everything will happen in its own time.
Two Week Wait Encouragement
In need of a little TTC encouragement for the two week wait today? It’s okay, we all need a little pick me up from time to time. And guess what? The Bible is a great source for encouragement! There are stories of victory, strength and healing. And LOADS of encouraging words. Don’t believe me? Well, check out these encouraging scriptures for yourself.
Why does it always seem like the two week wait is like two decades long? I know it’s not just me. I truly believe the two week wait is just preparing us for the 9 month long haul we have in front of us for pregnancy.
Because, guess what? That 2 weeks turns into a 40 week wait. A beautifully long and testing 40 week wait. So let’s get into a some TTC encouragement for you journey ahead!
Like I said before, I believe that God gives the best encouragement through his Word. The Word of God is so powerful and it helps calm me in my times of need. It helps encourage when feeling discouraged. The word sends warmth when feeling cold and alone. Trust in the Lord sis, with all your heart during this time. Lean not unto your own understanding.
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Because guess what?! If we tried to understand EVERYTHING about TTC it would make us go crazy. That’s why we need a little TTC encouragement to keep going.
Scriptures for the Two Week Wait
First we have to give our worries over. Release all burdens to the Lord for he cares for you. Rest and be assured that you are not in this alone!
Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. -Jesus (Matthew 11:28)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. – God (Isaiah 41:20)
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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
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Octavia Steen is an NBDA certified fertility doula, health coach, certified fitness nutrition specialist, aspiring missionary with the COGIC, and owner of Mother Mindset. She helps future and current mamas become more consistent in faith + fitness and grow closer to God so they can create a healthier lifestyle from the inside out!
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