How can you make the 2WW a bit more bearable?
Coping with the awful waiting is tough. Listen to our specific two-week wait meditation to help you relax and read on for some more relaxation tips.
Ok I’m not going to sugar coat it, the two-week wait sucks. Even for the most positive person, it’s a very challenging time where you’re just waiting, waiting, waiting for results day and trying to decipher if that’s a faint pink line on your home pregnancy test (HPT) if you decide you just can’t wait for test day.
Following embryo transfer, you generally have to wait around 10-14 days before your doctor or clinic will test your HCG levels to see if you’re pregnant.
After all you’ve been through to get to this point in your IUI or IVF and all the busyness of appointments and scans, it’s a strange time where you’re on your own with your thoughts (which is not fun!)
We’re here to help!
How listening to a 2ww guided meditation can help
One of the best ways to manage the two-week wait is by listening to a guided meditation or relaxation audio. It can help you to switch off your whirring thoughts for a while, to bring your mind and body into a state of relaxation and can help recharge your positive mindset.
Some days meditating or relaxing will feel hard. You’ll feel like a ‘cat on a hot tin roof’ – unable to stay still and let your thoughts relax, but try surrender to the relaxation and use it regularly to reset you during the 2WW.
Meditation has a ‘compounding effect’ so the more you do it, the more benefit you get so get off Dr Google, stop staring at the HPT looking for pink lines and sit yourself down for a few minutes of ‘fertility calm amongst the storm’ of the two-week wait!
Listen to our free relaxation audio (above YouTube video) specifically created to help you with your mindset during the 2WW.
What else can you do during the 2WW?
Meditation is just one of our great tools for the 2WW. We have a full section of tips specifically for the 2WW as part of our unique online guide to the emotional side of IVF – IVFThrive. Here you get lifetime access to video guides, tailored meditations to help you relax and optimise your body at each stage of your fertility treatment as well as a huge IVF Toolkit to support you emotionally.
Looking after your emotional wellbeing during fertility treatment can be the best investment you will make, not only helping you to feel more positive but also boosting your chances of conceiving through the power of the mind-body connection.
Fertility Coach, Founder of Your Fertility Hub
Karenna Wood is an international fertility coach, founder of Your Fertility Hub and passionate advocate for more emotional support and information for women trying to get pregnant. She’s an expert in mind-body tools and when not blogging, podcasting, coaching or speaking is…fast asleep!