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I THOUGHT GETTING PREGNANT AGAIN
WOULD BE FAIRLY STRAIGHFORWARD. IT WASN’T…

So, when I was at school and things I never really had any aspirations to have a family, and, yes about 2 years into knowing each other… And got a pregnancy test. The only thing I really remember about it was the vivid blue cap and this sort of, you know, feeling of just waiting for these kind of things that change your life, these lines to appear. And, yes, it was a plus.

William was born in the middle of winter and we were really enjoying it and we found that our relationship was going very well as well. We really loved each other. And as a family unit we were doing really well. We’d like to have another. As you do and so I thought this’ll be fairly straightforward because without even really trying we already had one so this will be easy. And it wasn’t.

And so a year passed and we didn’t fall pregnant. I started trying to use ovulation tests and they didn’t really pick up my cycles very well. My cycles were all over the place. So, I went to my GP. She sent me off to have a scan done because we suspected polycystic ovarian syndrome – so PCOS. So, yes, I have PCOS.

So that was probably about 6 years into our trying to conceive journey so it took a long time to figure out what was going on. I spoke to the doctor again and she was really pleased with me and she said, do you know perhaps it isn’t just meant to be and perhaps you just need to make your peace with not having another.

I’d had a couple of early losses as well. It’s very difficult to accept that you have that taken away from you. And then I didn’t have a period for ages. And I did a test and this time one of the fancy digital ones with words. So, after all this time we were pregnant. He was fine, everything went fine. When you have secondary infertility it’s difficult to know who to talk to. And I think that is something that is really typical of people who are struggling with secondary infertility. It’s something we don’t talk about as a society.

That’s one of the reasons I’m doing this. It’s quite cathartic. And I think more women should talk about what’s happened to them. The more you talk about it, the easier it becomes to process your own journey. So there we go.

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Hello, this is #Conceivinghood
Let's talk about it together.

If you're here to discover more on fertility, click on the option that best represents you. If you're trying to have a baby, we're here to help you on your journey.

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RIGHT NOW I FEEL?
  • Empowered
  • Excited
  • Relieved
  • Not sure
  • Worried
  • Frustrated

Here is how we all feel right now:

  • Empowered
  • Excited
  • Relieved
  • Not sure
  • Worried
  • Frustrated
MY AGE?
  • UNDER 30
  • EARLY THIRTIES: 30 - 34
  • 35 PLUS BUT NOT 40 YET
  • 40 SOMETHING AND FABULOUS
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT TRYING FOR A BABY?
  • I’M TRYING FOR A BABY
  • I HAVE MY DOUBTS
  • MAYBE SOMEDAY, NOT ON MY MIND RIGHT NOW
  • NOT FOR ME
SO FAR, I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR…
  • I’M JUST CONSIDERING IT
  • JUST RECENTLY STARTED
  • LESS THAN 6 MONTHS
  • MORE THAN 6 MONTHS
  • 12 MONTHS OR MORE

Did you know that 1 in 5 couples take more than 12 months to conceive?

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg156

I AM NOW….
  • TRYING FOR MY FIRST BABY
  • PROUD MUM OF ONE, GOING FOR SECONDS
  • TRYING FOR OUR THIRD
  • Why stop at three?

Did you know the number of children born per woman in 2018 was 1.71? This is the lowest recorded since 2002.

And if you’d like 3 children in your family you’ll probably want to start trying when you’re 23 years old! You’ll have a 90% chance of being successful (without IVF)2.

1Office for National Statistics: Births in England and Wales: 2018
2Habbema JDF, et al (2015). Human Reproduction, 30, 2215-21

DID YOU EXPERIENCE A MISCARRIAGE?
  • NO, BUT IF IT CAN HAPPEN I WOULD RATHER KNOW MORE
  • NO, I CAN’T SEE IT HAPPENING TO ME
  • YES, I’VE HAD MORE THAN ONE
  • YES, I HAD ONE

Having a miscarriage is a sad experience and sometimes there is no explanation as to why it’s happened. The fact is that miscarriage is possibly more common than you think, affecting an estimated 1 in 4 pregnancies. It may be comforting to know you’re not alone.

If you need more support or information visit :
www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk
www.tommys.org/our-organisation/charity-research/pregnancy-statistics/miscarriage (accessed 2019)

SOMETIMES I FEEL UNDER PRESSURE ABOUT GETTING PREGNANT FAST…
  • NO, GOING WITH MY OWN FLOW HERE
  • ABSOLUTELY! WHEN I SEE ALL THE BABY BUMP POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
  • SOMETIMES, WHEN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY TRY TO BE EXTRA SUPPORTIVE
  • CELEBRITIES… ARE THEY BUNNIES?

Up to 43% of women said it took longer than expected to get pregnant1. If you want to speed things up it may help to know that there are only a few days each cycle when you can get pregnant and using an ovulation test can help identify your most fertile days.

You will find some tips to help you maximise your chances of getting pregnant at the end of this survey.

1 Study of 5000 women in US, UK, Germany, Spain and China (2016)

SO FAR TRYING FOR A BABY FEELS…
  • EXCITING!
  • LIKE AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER
  • LIKE SEX HAS BECOME A FULL TIME JOB
  • I’M NOT SURE YET
  • LIKE FOREVER
  • LIKE I’M PARANOID ABOUT SOMETHING BEING WRONG
  • I’D RATHER NOT SAY

This is how many women answered just like you:

  • 13%
  • 25%
  • 7%
  • 7%
  • 15%
  • 31%
  • 2%
  • EXCITING!
  • LIKE AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER
  • LIKE SEX HAS BECOME A FULL TIME JOB
  • I’M NOT SURE YET
  • LIKE FOREVER
  • LIKE I’M PARANOID ABOUT SOMETHING BEING WRONG
  • I’D RATHER NOT SAY
After this survey I feel...
  • Excited
  • Empowered
  • Not sure
  • Relieved
  • Frustrated
  • Worried
WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS SO FAR ABOUT HAVING A BABY?
  • MY CAREER
  • MY AGE
  • MY PARTNER
  • HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE
  • CAN I DO IT ALONE
  • I’D RATHER NOT SAY

Thank you for being part of #Conceivinghood.

No matter what stage of your journey you’re in, we’re here to help you along the way.
Take a look at this little checklist to help you out:

  • Folic acid
  • Healthy lifestyle

and...

Have you considered using an ovulation test to maximise your chances of getting pregnant?

 

Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test

Pinpoints your
2 most fertile days

Thank you for being part of #Conceivinghood.

No matter what stage of your journey you’re in, we’re here to help you along the way.
Ready to get pregnant? Get ready with:

  • Folic acid
  • Track your cycle

and...

Did you know an ovulation test can maximise your chances of getting pregnant?

 

Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test

Typically identifies
4 or more fertile days1

Thank you for being part of #Conceivinghood.

No matter what stage of your journey you’re in, we’re here to help you along the way.
Besides the things you’re already thought of:

  • Folic acid
  • Gynecologist visit

and...

Have you thought about trying the first and only test system that tracks 2 unique hormones and connects to your phone?

 

Clearblue Connected Ovulation Test System

Proven to double your
chances of getting pregnant1

THANKS FOR TAKING THE SURVEY

Did you know that 80% of women say they want to achieve their personal goals before trying to get pregnant?

Prior E, et al. Human Fertility (2018) 15:1-8

THANKS FOR TAKING THE SURVEY

Did you know that 55% of mothers in 2017 were aged 30 years and over, up from 48% vs. 2007? And the average age of a man becoming a dad is 33 years?

Office for National Statistics: Birth characteristics in England and Wales: 2017

THANKS FOR TAKING THE SURVEY

Did you know that in up to 50% of cases in which couples can’t get pregnant, it is in some way due to men.

Kumar N, et al. Journal of human reproductive sciences (2015) 8(4)

THANKS FOR TAKING THE SURVEY

In the first year of trying up to 50% of women worry about the time it is taking them to get pregnant.

Study of 5000 women in US, UK, Germany, Spain and China (2016)

THANKS FOR TAKING THE SURVEY

Did you know that since 2018 the number of lone parent families has increased by nearly 26% over the last decade?

Office for National Statistics. Families and households: 2018

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You probably already know quite a lot about your menstrual cycle. Here we take a more in-depth look at the menstrual cycle, ovulation and periods.

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