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WE REALLY DIDN’T THINK IT
WAS GOING TO HAPPEN FOR US

In 2012 I got married and a few months later my husband and I started trying to start our family. Unfortunately, several months later we had not had any success and we were referred to a fertility clinic with a diagnosis of unexplained infertility.

We got pregnant, however, several weeks later we went in for our first scan and we found out that there was no baby. We had had a missed miscarriage. So, I had spent weeks creating memories really of this baby that actually didn’t exist, which was just devastating. And I can still see the look in my husband’s eye, and the stenographer desperately searching for something. And that was a really, really heartbreaking time for us.

At that point I think I started to unravel quite significantly. I found work really tough. I think I was mourning the loss of the pregnancies. Grief was a huge part of our lives because that’s what infertility is. I’ve gone on to have two further miscarriages. It all takes its toll. It really, really builds up. Just, I wasn’t a mother which was the one thing that I wanted at that time.

We had decided that we were done with fertility treatment. But before we made that decision completely, we went to see a private gynecologist. And he suggested that we had one more round in us. I was coming up to 40 at that point. We were really, really lucky and we got pregnant which was just incredible. We were expecting twins, however, unfortunately at about 10 weeks we had a scan and one of our twins was no longer growing. Her heartbeat had stopped. I remember saying to someone that day that I had everything that I had ever wanted because I had a baby growing inside me, but I also had a baby that wasn’t growing inside me. And having that mixture of a miscarriage, but also a healthy pregnancy was just one of the most confusing things that I’ve ever experienced.

I reached out to the community that I’m involved in on Instagram and they were incredibly supportive. We made the decision to focus on our little survivor and in June 2019 we welcomed our miracle daughter, Wren. And still now I just can’t believe it, I really, I absolutely can’t believe that she’s here. I know it doesn’t happen for everyone, and we really didn’t think that it was going to happen for us, but I’m incredibly grateful that it did.

Cat, UK (2019)

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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 MOM OF ONE, GOING FOR SECONDS
  • TRYING FOR OUR THIRD
  • Why stop at three?

Did you know the total fertility rate in the US was estimated to be 1.73 in 20181? This is the lowest recorded since the 1950s

1Pew Research Center: 2019

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 with 10-25% of pregnancies ending miscarriage. It may be comforting to know you’re not alone.

www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancy-complications/miscarriage/ (accessed 2020)
If you need more support or information visit www.americanpregnancy.org

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 maximize 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:

  • 12%
  • 24%
  • 7%
  • 6%
  • 16%
  • 33%
  • 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

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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:

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  • Track your cycle

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Clearblue Advanced Digital Ovulation Test

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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

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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

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Did you know that 47% of mothers in 2018 were aged 30 years and over? And the average age of a man becoming a dad is 31 years?

https://www.marchofdimes.org/peristats (accessed 2020)
Yash S, et al. Human Reproduction (2017) 32: 2110-16

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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)

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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)

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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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