5 ways to stay calm during the two-week wait

Mental Wellbeing
May 19, 2023

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Ah, the two-week wait, that excruciating period that can feel never-ending. It's the ultimate test of patience for women wanting to conceive. But fear not, ladies. We're here to help you navigate this nerve-wracking journey. So sit back, relax, make yourself a cup of fertility tea, and let's dive into the art of staying as cool as a cucumber during the dreaded two-week wait.

1. Embrace the Zen of Ignorance

During this waiting game, it's easy to become a self-proclaimed detective, searching for every little pregnancy symptom or bodily change. But here's the secret: Ignorance can be bliss! Instead of driving yourself crazy analysing every twinge and ache, try adopting an attitude of blissful ignorance. Remember, your body knows what it's doing, and obsessing over every little sign won't speed up the process. So put away that magnifying glass and let nature take its course. 

2. Master the Art of Diversion

They say "a watched pot never boils" and the same goes for the two-week wait. Sitting around fixating on whether or not you're pregnant won't make the magical moment arrive any faster. Instead, focus on finding enjoyable distractions that can make time fly by. Engage in activities you love, be it binge-watching your favourite guilty pleasure TV shows, taking up a new hobby, or embarking on a quest to find the world's best chocolate chip cookie. Remember, life is about more than just getting pregnant, so indulge in some much-needed self-care and relish the moments that make you smile.

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3. Form a Supportive Squad

Sometimes, all you need is a group of like-minded individuals who understand the struggles and absurdities of the two-week wait. Create your own squad of supportive sarcasm where you can let loose, vent, and share a good eye-roll or two. Join online communities, forums, or even start a group chat with friends who are on a similar journey. Together, you can exchange stories, memes, and unleash the power of laughter to combat anxiety. After all, there's nothing like a shared eye roll and a well-timed comment to lighten the mood.

4. Embrace the Art of Humour

When those pesky negative thoughts creep into your mind, it's time to unleash the power of positive snark. Embrace your inner comedian and combat the negativity with humour. Remind yourself that you're a fierce, resilient warrior who can handle anything life throws your way. Fill your mind with affirmations like, "I'm the Beyoncé of baby-making, and my uterus is a sold-out concert venue." Trust us, laughter is the best medicine for a restless mind.

5. Sip to Serenity

What better way to inject a touch of tranquillity into the two-week wait than with a cup (or twenty) of fertility tea? Fertility tea has been soothing souls for centuries, and now it's time to let it work its magic on you. Embrace the art of tea-drinking and create a ritual around it. Whether you prefer to work with something naturopathic like our Fertility Tea for Her blend, a relaxing Rooibos field of flowers, or our Morning Glo with zesty lemongrass, lemon myrtle and ginger, let each sip transport you to a place of calmness and serenity. 

In Summary

Ladies, as you navigate the treacherous waters of the two-week wait, remember that keeping your schedule full, dotting in joyful moments, having a great attitude and bringing in a little bit of humour can be your secret weapons. Embrace the art of blissful ignorance, master the art of diversion, form a squad of supportive people, and unleash the power of positive snark. In the end, staying calm during this waiting game is all about finding joy, laughter, and the sheer audacity to defy the frustration.

To be fair - continuing your normal life and taking care of yourself, not just to get pregnant, but to feel and be your best - is the best thing you can do. The other thing that can help is remembering that life must go on - take the trip, schedule things for the future, and don’t just keep waiting for the “once this, then that” mentality.

Chin up, pop the kettle on and conquer the two-week wait with a wink and a smile. And indulge in a cup or two of our delicious fertility tea to put your mind and body at ease!