After spending most of our adult life trying to avoid getting pregnant, conceiving should be easy, right?
The reality isn’t quite so simple.
When the time comes to starting a family, women are often surprised to find that it takes them longer than they thought it would.
In November 2017 Dr Fertility launched #cyclesavvy, a national survey targeting women aged 25-44 years old to test just how #cyclesavvy the lovely ladies of the UK are when it comes to understanding their own fertility!
We were delighted to receive 300 responses and although 96% of the lovely ladies knew what ovulation was, the scores were low for the other questions with 63% not knowing how long the fertile window is. This highlights the need for more education to help women to both naturally plan and prevent pregnancy.
To help educate women and plug the knowledge gaps, Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant, answers the questions in our #cyclesavvy ‘bite-sized’ video series and you can see how the lovely ladies scored for each question.
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"I was excited when Dr Fertility invited me to be their expert for the #cyclesavvy campaign. In my role as a Fertility Nurse Consultant, I have seen many women who don't fully understand their fertility and would certainly benefit from further education to help maximise their chances of getting pregnant. Dr Fertility are addressing the educational needs of women who are trying to conceive in a way that is easily accessible for them and easy for them to understand.", Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant.