As you’re scrolling through your notifications with your morning tea you notice an alert on your phone: “Period due next week”.
You have been using an app to help you identify when you ovulate and this a reminder you can do without.
You feel your heart drop and your stomach clench with anxiety.
If your period comes it means one thing:
I’m not pregnant again.
To help with your mood on a daily basis, it’s important to manage your anxiety in the run up to your possible period date.
If you allow your anxiety to run unchecked then it’s likely that it will build up, you’re stressed out, you don’t sleep properly, you may not exercise or eat properly in the lead up to the start of your period.
In the end, the stress and anxiety about possibly getting your period leads your body into a raised cortisol level, which is perpetuating a circle of fear.
So, how can you manage your anxiety when your period is due?
Let’s go through some simple tips to manage your anxiety, specifically for when your period is due.
3 Ways To Manage Your Anxiety
We’ve chosen just three actionable and easy ways to manage anxiety and to help you cope in the run up to when your period is due.
1. Talk Through Your Thoughts and Fears
One way to manage your anxiety is to talk through your thoughts and fears with a professional coach who knows you and can be your mighty companion on your fertility journey. There are things you can do to increase chances of implantation such as rest and gentle walking and certain activities it is best to avoid.
2. Be Honest With Your Partner
Be honest with your partner about how you feel. Couples are often avoiding talking about the anxiety that is building within each of them, each one not wanting to burden the other. In my couples coaching I encourage talking about how you feel (and if it suits the couple then doing something else) so you are not making it 100% your point of focus until it drives you mad. Create intimacy and remember not only your goal of creating a new life but why you fell in love with each other.
2. Get Creative
Plan to do something creative. This can be painting, reading, walking in the park together and really seeing nature, taking an art class, learning a new skill that interest you both, cooking a special meal or listening to a beautiful meditation.
What if I do get my period?
Getting a period when you’re trying to get pregnant is incredibly disappointing.
It’s important that you acknowledge your feelings and allow yourself to feel what you are feeling.
Allow yourself to be angry, sad or disappointed for a while, there is no right and wrong way to feel and pushing your feelings down and squashing your emotions is not helpful in my experience it is better to allow yourself to express fully without denying the rage and justified anger you may have.
Then, remind yourself that you can cope with this and you can move forward, healing the pain and finding hope.
You are not alone
Finally, it’s a nerve wracking time before your period, you’ve worked so hard to try to get pregnant.
It can feel lonely at times, especially when it comes down to dealing with something so personal as getting your period.
You don’t need to feel lonely and there’s support out there for you.
Tailored Anxiety Advice
As everyone is different, getting tailored advice on how to cope with anxiety from a professional is an excellent way to manage anxiety.
Not only will they give you advice on how to cope but being able to talk openly with someone relieves stress considerably.
At Fertility Solution, I offer a complimentary 30 Minute call, consider taking this opportunity if you are struggling with anxiety.
If you want further support then you can book in a 2 hour Intensive to come up with a thorough plan for you.
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My integrated approach looks at your current physical and emotional state, while providing you with complete confidentiality and support during one of the most difficult challenges of your life.