Getting Pregnant, pregnancy, Am I Pregnant, two week wait, positive pregnancy test

During the two week wait (2WW) you may want to keep busy and stop obsessing. You have done everything trying to get pregnant. You have had sex regularly, enough and at the right time ... but now you are facing the dreaded 2WW.

The 2WW stands for "the 2-week wait," the time between ovulation and your menstrual period. Hopefully, your menstrual period won't come and you will soon see a positive pregnancy test.

Still, many women say that the 2WW feels like it takes forever. Even though their days may be filled with work and other obligations, their mind keeps coming back to wondering and worrying about whether or not they are pregnant.

Distraction is always a good thing when waiting for results, so here are 50 things to help you stay positive during the 2WW:

  1. Take your daily prenatal vitamins including folic acid.
  2. Write a daily journal.
  3. Update your facebook page (or read through your friends' feed for some healthy distraction).
  4. Don't smoke.
  5. Don't drink alcohol.
  6. Set some goals and write them down.
  7. Make a new budget.
  8. Write down baby names.
  9. Make your home green.
  10. Organize your living space and work area.
  11. Pamper yourself with facials and bubble baths.
  12. Eat healthy - leafy vegetables contain a lot of folic acid
  13. Go out and have good food (once you are pregnant you may not feel like it).
  14. Drink pineapple juice or eat fresh pineapple slices because pineapples contain selenium which aids in implantation.
  15. Eat walnuts.
  16. Invest in some loose-fitted clothes.
  17. Don't lift anything too heavy.
  18. Exercise, but in moderation.
  19. Take long walks.
  20. Hydrate well. Drink 1 or 2 liters of water each day.
  21. Enjoy making love (at this point it's for pure fun, not baby making!).
  22. If you have to, drink coffee, but limit it to 2 cups a day.
  23. Go outside- being outdoors improves mood and lessens anxiety.
  24. Try to stay busy so you do not obsess too much.
  25. Find a good obstetrician or midwife.
  26. Investigate the best hospitals in your area.
  27. Calculate the exact day when your pregnancy test should be positive.
  28. Watch one DVD a day.
  29. Send your husband a love letter each day.
  30. Clean up the refrigerator.
  31. Get rid of toxic chemicals in your house.
  32. Take a regular nap. Naps are God's gift to the impatient!
  33. Meditate and do yoga.
  34. Spend more time talking to your husband about the future, or just enjoy couple time alone.
  35. Go out with a girlfriend for some tea.
  36. Ask your husband to do the vacuuming, dishwasher, laundry, and garbage disposal.
  37. Practice peeing on a stick with a Q tip.
  38. Investigate life insurance.
  39. Paint your rooms. During pregnancy, the smells may drive you crazy!
  40. Reorganize the kitchen.
  41. Do some gardening.
  42. Re-pot your plants.
  43. Take the dog for long walks.
  44. Check the medicine cabinet and throw out old medications.
  45. Give your dog a bath.
  46. Go to a museum: each day a different one.
  47. Cut coupons.
  48. Watch for maternity clothes sales or sign up for maternity stores to get savings delivered to your email.
  49. Read a good book, or two, or three.
  50. Reorganize your closets.

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