Oh, the secret lingo of pregnancy message boards. They are ripe with abbreviations that might have you scratching your head and saying things like, what does "2WW" mean? So I'm here to decode for you. "2WW" stands for the "two week wait" or the two weeks you have to wait between ovulation, having sex/getting inseminated, and then taking a pregnancy test. Sometimes, your period will show up before you get a chance to take the test, which can be extremely disappointing. When you're TTC, or trying to conceive, it's hard not to spend every day wondering if this is the month it happens or... not.
Did I just say it was hard? That's an understatement. It can be downright agonizing. One tiny thing that helps: solidarity in the acronyms like 2WW, which proves that other women hoping to become mothers are going through what you're experiencing. Hey, that's why pregnancy message boards exist, and why there's code involved.
You don't need to read another article telling you not to stress, because if you're like me, when you hear that message, you get defensive or offended. But, you also know that stress helps with about zero things in life unrelated to TTC, so take that nugget of wisdom and do with it what you will. There are some ways, however, to make those two weeks less painful. So with that in mind, I hope these things can help you get through the 2WW.