The two-week wait is a dreaded time for those trying to get pregnant. For me personally, they always seemed to be the longest weeks of the entire month. So much anxiety, but at the same time, so much hope. (At least during the good months!) The two-week wait is even harder during treatment cycles. How do you cope (or not) with the two-week wait?
People say the darndest things. "Just relax, and you'll get pregnant." "If you didn't try so hard, it would happen." Or my favorite: "You're too young for infertility!" What myths have others repeated to you? And how have you responded?
On the one hand, if you don't tell anyone about your infertility, you risk obnoxious questions ("Why haven't you had any kids yet, huh?"). Plus, you may feel more alone with your frustrations from trying to conceive. On the other hand, some people just don't know how to react to this information. Who have you told about your infertility? Any regrets? Or have you been happy with the reactions people have had to the news?
You know you’ve been trying to conceive for too long when you are not embarrassed to announce your cervical-mucus consistency in your Facebook status updates. Share your “You know you’ve been TTC for too long when...” mad-lib here.
The holidays can be an emotional time when you're trying to conceive. There are the family get togethers, which may mean being surrounded by babies and pregnant relatives (and questions about when you'll "finally" have that baby). And there are advertisements that boast of families with kids, something you long for. How do you cope with holiday stress and infertility? Share your tips and experiences here.
Do you chart your body basal temperature? Or maybe you track your cervical mucus or cervical position changes? Whatever you do, if you've been doing this for awhile, I bet you have tips that others would love to read about. Share your experiences and advice!