Don’t Get Stressed When You’re Trying for a Baby

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When you’ve been trying for a baby, and you’re sick of seeing that negative sign on your pregnancy tests, it can be easy to fall into a pattern of frantic trying, followed by periods of stress and finally disappointment. This is not unusual, and it is perfectly understandable, but it is also likely to be contributing to the problem.

It is much easier to conceive if you are as relaxed and stress-free as possible. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but if you’re currently trying to conceive instead of getting stressed, try these things instead:

Keep a Journal

When you’re stressed out, anxious and depressed, one thing that can really help you to overcome your feelings and get back to a more positive state of mind is writing your innermost feelings down in a journal. The simple act of putting pen to paper can

Help you to understand and deal with your issues in much the same way that seeing a therapist can, and it can certainly help you to stop ruminating over those intrusive negative thoughts that keep you up at night, so give it a try.

Seek Support

Talking to other people who understand what you’re going through, and who can offer you support is a great way to get things off your chest and released some of the pressure you’ve been under. If there are no appropriate support groups in your area, and you don’t have any friends or family members who know exactly what you’re going through, try the internet – there are many lovely, supportive women online who will help you through this issue in a kind and caring way, so that you know you are not alone.

Try TTC Tools

Trying to Conceive tools are as much of a godsend to people who are looking to conceive as affordable fertility treatment. They enable you to track your menstrual cycle so that you can concentrate on having sex when you’re most likely to conceive. Knowing when you’re most fertile can really take the pressure off you and your partner and allow you to relax a bit during the rest of the month.

Spend Some Time Outdoors

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Many women who are having a hard time conceiving lock themselves away from the outside world because they simply can’t stand to see all the happy families and pregnant women in their neighborhood. They aren’t being spiteful or envious – they just find it hard to see the very thing that they want most in the world. This is understandable, but isolating yourself and not spending enough time outdoors will only lead to more stress and depression. Being outdoors, surrounded by nature, breathing in fresh air is one of the best ways to de-stress and once you’ve tried it, you’ll feel much better about the world.

Think Positive

Being told to think positive when you’re having a tough time rarely goes down well, but the people who are encouraging you to do just that are probably right. Sure, telling yourself that you’re going to get pregnant soon might not make it happen, but saying the opposite will only make you more down and that will lead to more frantic efforts to conceive. The stress that comes from that will make it more difficult to get pregnant, and it will become one big vicious circle that you can’t break out of. So, be gentle with yourself, try to be positive and keep at it.


Not only is exercise one of the best forms of stress relief, but the healthier your body (and mind) the easier it will be to conceive, especially if you have a little weight to lose. You’ll probably be tired when you’re trying to conceive, but fitting in even just 30 minutes of exercise a day will make all the difference.

Have Fun

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Even though you’re going to be concentrating your efforts in the bedroom on making a baby, you should still take the time to have fun. Take the pressure off and just have sex for the sheer pleasure of doing so once in awhile. Go on dates and enjoy each other’s company too. It’ll make all the difference.

Take a Break

If you or your partner are really having a tough time coping, it is sometimes is better to take a break from your schedule for a little while. If you’re stressed out, things are unlikely to happen anyway, and with just a few days break, you’ll both come back with a new sense of optimism and a relaxed body that is more conducive to conceiving.

Good luck. I hope that you get the news you’ve been longing for soon!


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