The 2 week wait.
It might just be the hardest two weeks you go through when experiencing infertility. Whether you did fertility treatments, were tracking ovulation or are simply wishing and hoping it’s your lucky month- waiting to find out if you are pregnant can be such an emotional roller coaster.
Through my infertility journey I have done 18 rounds of IUI (two resulting in the births of my daughters) and 2 rounds of IVF (one fresh and one frozen cycle) and I can honestly say that the 2 week wait was the hardest part. I’ll tell you why.
During fertility treatments you are kept fairly busy. There is always a shot to take or a pill to swallow- or a doctor’s appointment to go to. And those aspects of it are so, so hard physically and emotionally- but through it all you are so excited and anxious and hopeful and full of adrenaline. You have to be just to get through it.
But then the moment comes when you’ve done all that you can and now you just hope and pray for your miracle. You have two weeks where things slow down and all you can do is wait. And the waiting is what can drive you crazy.
Today I would like to share a few tips and tricks to help you through the two week wait. Because I’ve been there. I have been driven crazy by it, I know the feelings and emotions and how it can mess with your head and emotional well-being.
These are tips that I came up with because of my experience, and also ideas compiled by some of our awesome readers and fellow infertility warriors. So if you are just starting out on your journey I hope you will read this and find something that will help you through. Or if you’ve gone through this I hope it will resonate with you and you’ll know that you aren’t alone.