11/11/2009 09:30 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

10 Ways To Cope With Not Being Pregnant

This week we're joined by guest blogger, Emily, who shares with us her top tips for coping with not being pregnant...

If you're trying for a baby the arrival of your period each month is disappointing. It's even more disheartening if you've been trying to conceive for some time.

Here are 10 suggestions for coping with not being pregnant:

1) Organise a night out with your partner or friends

If you were pregnant you'd just want to be tucked up in bed.

2) Buy or borrow a DVD of a feelgood movie

Something to take your mind off babies and pregnancy.

3. Treat yourself to a new outfit or pair of shoes

Most pregnant women are in baggy tops and flat shoes, so go for something stylish.

4. Enjoy a long candle-lit soak in the bath

Use a luxurious bath product. Relax your body and mind and avoid thinking about babies.

5. Have glass of your favourite tipple

Not too much! But more than you're able to drink when expecting..

6. Try a new activity, eg horseriding, join a pilates class

It's a chance to do something new before pregnancy slows you down.

7. Make a list of all the positive and happy things in your life

There's lots more to life, it's not just about having babies.

8. Find a good book you can lose yourself in
Make the most of it, it's hard to read a good book with a demanding baby about.

9. Have a romantic meal with your partner
Forget about the baby-making and remember why you're together. Your relationship needs to be strong for a growing family.

10. Hold onto the belief you'll be a Mum one day

Very few people are unable to have children, don't underestimate the power of positive thinking.

Emily is a mother of two, with another one on the way this Christmas. She blogs about her family at Babyrambles.

You can also follow Emily on Twitter.