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Charts Showing a Depleted Body and the Recovery with Herbs and Time

By @FertilityFlower

You can read a lot in a woman’s chart.

The following is a picture of a depleted body (my body):

You can see that 3 years and 3 pregnancies took their toll on my body. Temps are more erratic and at a new lower average temperature in both phases of my cycle.

The next cycle, I started a tincture of red clover, red raspberry and grape leaves/tendrils – 30 drops, 3x daily. I also ditched my synthetic prenatals and started taking a raw food multivitamin in the pre-ovulatory phase and drinking 3-5 cups of nettle tea in the post-ovulatory phase.*

*I didn’t have access to a raw food prenatal when I started this ‘experiment’. My multivitamin could work as a prenatal…it hits all of the key components of a prenatal…however, it also has a little bit of borage in it. Borage isn’t safe during the bulk of pregnancy. It can cause contractions which is not what you want in early pregnancy. The only time that it’s OK to take Borage during pregnancy is at the end (as in, the last month or so). In small doses, it can help ripen the cervix, etc in preparation for birth.

This was the effect on my temps after 1 month of my regimen:

By the next month, you can see that my temperatures are settling down and coming closer to my 2008 levels:

I still have some dips here and there but it much fewer!

Finally, my current cycle (3 cycles out) is still underway but you can see that my temperatures have basically returned to the 2008 levels and aren’t bouncing around crazily like before.

Neat ;)

Poll Reveals Half of Health-Cautious Americans Have Infertility Worries

A poll by a website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has revealed that 91% of Americans aged between 18 – 35 have health concerns or fears, 51% of which admitted to being fearful of infertility. Of those who feared infertility, the majority were women.

A website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has conducted research into what the most common health fears amongst men and women aged between 18 – 35 are in America.

The poll, by www.FertilityFlower.com, asked 3,843 American 18 – 35 year olds, each without children, if they had health fears and concerns and the majority, 91%, answered yes. Respondents to the poll were then asked the multi-answer question ‘what are your health fears and concerns for the future?’ and asked to select from a list of possible answers.

The results revealed that, of those who do have health fears, 61% are fearful of ‘getting diabetes’ and 19% worry that they could suffer from ‘heart disease,’ in the future. The biggest health concern for respondents was ‘getting cancer’, with 84% of those with health fears claiming it was a worry of theirs. Infertility was the third biggest health concern of the respondents polled, after cancer and diabetes.

Furthermore, half of those who admitted to having concerns about their health, 51%, said they were worried about being ‘infertile.’ When asked to elaborate on this, 3% said they had genuine reason to believe they may not be able to have a child, such as trying and failing to conceive in the past.

According to the results, of those who claimed to be fearful of infertility, the majority, 57%, were women and 61% were aged between 25 and 30. Only 1 in 10, 11%, of those who cited that they have infertility worries were aged under 21.

However in contrast, the majority of the men who admitted to being concerned that they may be infertile were over 30 years old.

Kimberly Ann Racic, founder of FertilityFlower.com, commented on the research:

“Many couples, particularly the women, have infertility fears. It seems to be a deeply held element within our psyche. However, we need to step back and consider that it takes the average couple 6 months to a year of active trying to achieve a pregnancy. We have the idea that pregnancy should occur as soon as we decide to grow our families and if it doesn’t happen, the cause is infertility. With the majority of couples, that is not the case at all.”

She continued,

“It all starts with knowing your body, and then working with Mother Nature to increase your chances. When couples are aware of when the woman is ovulating, the time required to conceive can be greatly reduced. That’s why websites such as Fertility Flower are valuable. Our core purpose is to pinpoint ovulation to maximize your chances of conception.”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

***ENDS ***

For more information, please contact Milan Racic @ Indium via e-mail: milan@pureindium.com

Editor’s notes

FertilityFlower.com launched in August 2010 with the aim of helping women accurately identifies their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. It uses cutting edge charting software to help women track their fertility, with the objective of helping women grow their families naturally or organically space births

A similar study was conducted in the U.K. That study can be accessed here.

Other Studies Conducted by Fertility Flower in the US:

Poll Reveals Mothers’ Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding

A Fifth of Parents Aren’t Intimate With Each Other During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Poll Reveals Most Common Fertility Confusions

Poll Reveals A Quarter of Women Drink Alcohol Whilst Pregnant

Study Reveals Average Time Taken To Conceive In The U.S.

Poll Reveals Half of Health-Cautious Britons Have Infertility Worries

A poll by a website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has revealed that 86% of Britons aged between 18 – 35 have health concerns or fears, 54% of which admitted to being fearful of infertility. Of those who feared infertility, the majority were women.

A website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has conducted research into what the most common health fears amongst men and women aged between 18 – 35 are in the UK.

The poll, by www.FertilityFlower.com, asked 1,209 British 18 – 35 year olds, each without children, if they had health fears and concerns and the majority, 86%, answered yes. Respondents to the poll were then asked the multi-answer question ‘what are your health fears and concerns for the future?’ and asked to select from a list of possible answers.

The results revealed that, of those who do have health fears, 42% are fearful of ‘getting diabetes’ and 23% worry that they could be ‘anaemic,’ an illness that is caused by the body lacking enough healthy red blood cells, causing symptoms such as tiredness, chest pains and headaches. The biggest health concern for respondents was ‘getting cancer’, with 96% of those with health fears claiming it was a worry of theirs. Infertility was the second biggest health concern of the respondents polled, after cancer.

Furthermore, half of those who admitted to having concerns about their health, 54%, said they were worried about being ‘infertile.’ When asked to elaborate on this, 8% said they had genuine reason to believe they may not be able to have a child, such as trying and failing to conceive in the past.

According to the results, of those who claimed to be fearful of infertility, more than two thirds, 68%, were women and 41% were aged between 25 and 30. Only 6% of those who cited that they have infertility worries were aged under 21.

However in contrast, the majority of the men who admitted to being concerned that they may be infertile were over 30 years old.

Kimberly Ann Racic, founder of FertilityFlower.com, commented on the research:

“Many couples, particularly the women, have infertility fears. It seems to be a deeply held element within our psyche. However, we need to step back and consider that it takes the average couple 6 months to a year of active trying to achieve a pregnancy. We have the idea that pregnancy should occur as soon as we decide to grow our families and if it doesn’t happen, the cause is infertility. With the majority of couples, that is not the case at all.”

She continued,

“It all starts with knowing your body, and then working with Mother Nature to increase your chances. When couples are aware of when the woman is ovulating, the time required to conceive can be greatly reduced. That’s why websites such as Fertility Flower are valuable. Our core purpose is to pinpoint ovulation to maximize your chances of conception.”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

***ENDS ***

For more information, please contact Charlotte Horsfall of 10 Yetis PR Agency on 01452 348211 or e-mail charlotte@10yetis.co.uk

Editor’s notes

FertilityFlower.com launched in August 2010 with the aim of helping women accurately identifies their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. It uses cutting edge charting software to help women track their fertility, with the objective of helping women grow their families naturally or organically space births

A similar study was conducted in the U.S. That study can be accessed here.

Other Studies Conducted by Fertility Flower in the UK:

Poll Reveals Mothers’ Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding

Quarter of Parents Aren’t Intimate With Each Other During the First Trimester

Poll Reveals Most Common Fertility Confusions

Poll Reveals Fifth of Women Drink Alcohol Whilst Pregnant

Study Reveals Average Time to Conceive in the UK

Poll Reveals Mothers’ Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding (US Poll)

A poll by a recently launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has revealed the opinions and attitudes that mothers across America have towards breastfeeding.

A recently launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has conducted research into the attitudes women have towards breastfeeding and why they did or didn’t use the age-old method to feed their child.

The poll, by www.FertilityFlower.com, asked 3,102 mothers across America if they breastfed their children and the reasons behind their decision.

According to the research, the majority of those asked, 71%, breastfed their children and a further 8% ‘attempted’ to breastfeed and ‘gave-up’ after finding it too difficult.

Of those who breastfed their baby, more than 1 in 5, 21% admitted to doing so to ‘help’ them lose the weight that they gained during pregnancy and a further 16% breastfed because it was ‘cheaper’ than buying formula milk.

More than two thirds, 68%, of those who breastfed their baby said it was so that they could ‘bond’ with their child.

4% of those that breastfed their baby admitted to doing so because they felt ‘pressured’ to do so by either a partner, family member or their midwife.

The research found that 16% of the respondents didn’t breastfeed their baby or even attempt to for the first feed. 31% of which cited it was because they were concerned about the affect it could have on their breasts and a further 7% said it was for fear of it being painful.

29%, of those that breastfed admitted to feeling ‘embarrassed’ at times and 15% of those that didn’t breastfeed said one of the elements for their decisions was the embarrassment they would feel breastfeeding in public places.

Kimberly Ann Racic, founder of FertilityFlower.com, commented on the research;

“Breastmilk is the perfect food for babies. Therefore the decision to breastfeed or not shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, I don’t think anyone should be shamed into breastfeeding when they don’t want to. The good news for the women who would like to continue breastfeeding but are anxious about doing so in public is that there are covers that can be bought or made that allow for complete discretion.”

She continued,

“If mothers are feeling unsure as to what is best for them and are struggling to reach a decision, I would suggest that they do some research online and talk to other moms candidly about their fears. They are likely to get a realistic picture of what breastfeeding is like and the pros and cons. After that, they’ll be able to make the decision to breastfeed or not based on real information rather than perception.”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

***ENDS ***

For more information, please contact Milan Racic @ Indium via e-mail: milan@pureindium.com

Editor’s notes

FertilityFlower.com launched in August 2010 with the aim of helping women accurately identifies their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. It uses cutting edge charting software to help women track their fertility, with the objective of helping women grow their families naturally or organically space births.

This Press Release Was Featured In:

SheKnows: Women Not Breastfeeding Because of Embarassment? Reasons for Breastfeeding

Growing Your Baby: New Moms Share Their Thoughts on Breastfeeding

Midwives Information Resources Service: Poll Reveals Mothers’ Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding

We also conducted a similar poll in the UK. You can see the results and coverage here.

Other Studies Conducted by Fertility Flower in the US:

A Fifth of Parents Aren’t Intimate With Each Other During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Poll Reveals Most Common Fertility Confusions

Poll Reveals A Quarter of Women Drink Alcohol Whilst Pregnant

Study Reveals Average Time Taken To Conceive In The U.S.



Poll Reveals Mothers’ Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding (UK Poll)

A poll by a recently launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has revealed the opinions and attitudes that mothers across the UK have towards breastfeeding.

A recently launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has conducted research into the attitudes women have towards breastfeeding and why they did or didn’t use the age-old method to feed their child.

The poll, by www.FertilityFlower.com, asked 1,184 mothers across the UK if they breastfed their children and the reasons behind their decision.

According to the research, almost two thirds of those asked, 64%, breastfed their children and a further 12% ‘attempted’ to breastfeed and ‘gave-up’ after finding it too difficult.

Of those who breastfed their baby, 14% admitted to doing so to ‘help’ them lose the weight that they gained during pregnancy and a further 26% breastfed because it was ‘cheaper’ than buying formula milk.

The majority, 53%, of those who breastfed their baby said it was so that they could ‘bond’ with their child.

9% of those that breastfed their baby admitted to doing so because they felt ‘pressured’ to do so by either a partner, family member or their midwife.

The research found that 19% of the respondents didn’t breastfeed their baby or even attempt to for the first feed. The majority of these respondents, 52%, cited it was because they were concerned about the affect it could have on their breasts and a further 11% said it was for fear of it being painful.

More than 1 in 10, 11%, of those that breastfed admitted to feeling ‘embarrassed’ at times and 21% of those that didn’t breastfeed said one of the elements for their decisions was the embarrassment they would feel breastfeeding in public places.

Kimberly Ann Racic, founder of FertilityFlower.com, commented on the research;

“Breastmilk is the perfect food for babies. Therefore the decision to breastfeed or not shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, I don’t think anyone should be shamed into breastfeeding when they don’t want to. The good news for the women who would like to continue breastfeeding but are anxious about doing so in public is that there are covers that can be bought or made that allow for complete discretion. ”

She continued,

“If mothers are feeling unsure as to what is best for them and are struggling to reach a decision, I would suggest that they do some research online and talk to other moms candidly about their fears. They are likely to get a realistic picture of what breastfeeding is like and the pros and cons. After that, they’ll be able to make the decision to breastfeed or not based on real information rather than perception. ”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

***ENDS ***

For more information, please contact Milan Racic @ Indium via e-mail: milan@pureindium.com

Editor’s notes

FertilityFlower.com launched in August 2010 with the aim of helping women accurately identifies their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. It uses cutting edge charting software to help women track their fertility, with the objective of helping women grow their families naturally or organically space births.

This Press Release Was Featured In:

SheKnows: Women Not Breastfeeding Because of Embarassment? Reasons for Breastfeeding

Growing Your Baby: New Moms Share Their Thoughts on Breastfeeding

Midwives Information Resources Service: Poll Reveals Mothers’ Attitudes Towards Breastfeeding

We also conducted a similar poll in the US. You can see the results and coverage here.

Other Studies Conducted by Fertility Flower in the UK:

Quarter of Parents Aren’t Intimate With Each Other During the First Trimester

Poll Reveals Most Common Fertility Confusions

Poll Reveals Fifth of Women Drink Alcohol Whilst Pregnant

Study Reveals Average Time to Conceive in the UK


Quarter of Parents Aren’t Intimate With Each Other During the First Trimester of Pregnancy (UK Poll)

Research by a newly launched website designed to help women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally has found that 23% of new parents weren’t intimate with each other during the first three months of pregnancy, the majority of whom state it was due to fears of ‘harming the baby’ or causing a miscarriage.

A new study by a recently launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally has revealed that more than a quarter of 1,173 new parents in the UK didn’t have sex during the first trimester of pregnancy.

The poll, by www.FertilityFlower.com, found that of those who avoided being intimate during the first three months of pregnancy, more than two thirds, 68%, admitted it was because they were fearful that it may harm the baby, whilst 21% said they ‘didn’t feel like it’.

According to the research, the average number of times couples are intimate with each other throughout the first trimester is between 5 and 10 times.

1 in 5, 21%, of those asked said that they ‘had concerns’ of causing damage by having intercourse in the first trimester of their pregnancy, with a further 16% claiming to have had sex less than 15 times throughout the entire pregnancy.

Men were more concerned about harming the baby during intercourse than women, with 38% of men answering ‘yes’ to the question, ‘were you concerned about harming the baby during intercourse?’ compared to just 12% of women.

61% of the women asked admitted to feeling ‘unattractive’ during their pregnancy. Consequently, 37% think a contributing aspect of the lack of intercourse during their pregnancy was a result of them feeling unattractive.

In contrast, only 7% of the male respondents said they found their partner ‘unattractive’ during her pregnancy.

However, 23% of the female respondents felt as though their partner wasn’t sexually attracted to them during their pregnancy and a further 17% think it was one reason for the reduced amount intimacy during pregnancy.

Kimberly Ann Racic, founder of FertilityFlower.com, commented on the research;

“Concerns about harming the baby during intercourse are common, however pregnancy shouldn’t be a reason for things to change between a couple. It is perfectly natural and healthy to be intimate during pregnancy; a loving relationship is normally at its strongest during this stage, therefore the desire to be close to each other will be extremely strong.”

She continued,

“Carrying  a child is a special time in a woman’s life. Many feel vulnerable during pregnancy and  often her partner will pick up on that vibe, prompting a strong protective streak.  I suspect that this is the basis for the  fear that respondents mentioned and their concern about the  safety of the child. However, unless their healthcare professional directs the couple to behave otherwise, there is no medical reason to avoid intercourse at any point during the pregnancy.   As well as offering research and guidance, FertilityFlower.com can really help to ease expecting parents’ concerns.”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

***ENDS ***

For more information, please contact Milan Racic @ Indium via e-mail: milan@pureindium.com

Editor’s notes

FertilityFlower.com launched in August 2010 with the aim of helping women accurately identifies their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. It uses cutting edge charting software to help women track their fertility, with the objective of helping women grow their families naturally or organically space births.

This Press Release Was Featured In:

Ask A Mum: No Sex for A Quarter of Parents During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Girl Genius: Parents Stop Being Intimate During Early Pregnancy Due to Misplaced Safety Fears

Chopsy Baby: Parents Stop Being Intimate During Early Pregnancy Due to Misplaced Safety Fears

The Stir (Cafemom.com): No First Trimester Sex? Who’s Lying?

Pregnancy.About.com: First Trimester Sex in Pregnancy

We also conducted a similar poll in the US. You can see the results and coverage here.

A Fifth of Parents Aren’t Intimate With Each Other During the First Trimester of Pregnancy (US Poll)

Research by a newly launched website designed to help women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally has found that 21% of new parents weren’t intimate with each other during the first three months of pregnancy, the majority of whom state it was due to fears of ‘harming the baby’ or causing a miscarriage.

A new study by a recently launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally has revealed that more than a fifth (21%) of 3,849 new parents in America didn’t have sex during the first trimester of pregnancy.

The poll, by www.FertilityFlower.com, found that of those who avoided being intimate during the first three months of pregnancy, the majority, 54%, admitted it was because they were fearful that it may harm the baby, whilst 1 in 10, 9%, said they ‘didn’t feel like it’.

According to the research, the average number of times couples are intimate with each other throughout the first trimester is between 5 and 10 times.

More than 1 in 3, 34%, of those asked said that they ‘had concerns’ of causing damage by having intercourse in the first trimester of their pregnancy, with a further 11% claiming to have had sex less than 15 times throughout the entire pregnancy.

Men were more concerned about harming the baby during intercourse than women, with 61% of men answering ‘yes’ to the question, ‘were you concerned about harming the baby during intercourse?’ compared to just 21% of women.

42% of the women asked admitted to feeling ‘unattractive’ during their pregnancy. Consequently, 29% think a contributing aspect of the lack of intercourse during their pregnancy was a result of them feeling unattractive.

In contrast, only 4% of the male respondents said they found their partner ‘unattractive’ during her pregnancy.

However, 16% of the female respondents felt as though their partner wasn’t sexually attracted to them during their pregnancy and a further 14% think it was one reason for the reduced amount intimacy during pregnancy.

Kimberly Ann Racic, founder of FertilityFlower.com, commented on the research;

“Concerns about harming the baby during intercourse are common, however pregnancy shouldn’t be a reason for things to change between a couple. It is perfectly natural and healthy to be intimate during pregnancy; a loving relationship is normally at its strongest during this stage, therefore the desire to be close to each other will be extremely strong.”

She continued,

“Carrying  a child is a special time in a woman’s life. Many feel vulnerable during pregnancy and often her partner will pick up on that vibe, prompting a strong protective streak.  I suspect that this is the basis for the fear that respondents mentioned and their concern about the  safety of the child. However, unless their healthcare professional directs the couple to behave otherwise, there is no medical reason to avoid intercourse at any point during the pregnancy. As well as offering research and guidance, FertilityFlower.com can really help to ease expecting parents’ concerns.”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

***ENDS ***

For more information, please contact Milan Racic @ Indium via e-mail: milan@pureindium.com

Editor’s notes

FertilityFlower.com launched in August 2010 with the aim of helping women accurately identifies their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. It uses cutting edge charting software to help women track their fertility, with the objective of helping women grow their families naturally or organically space births.

This Press Release Was Featured In:

The Stir (Cafemom.com): No First Trimester Sex? Who’s Lying?

Pregnancy.About.com: First Trimester Sex in Pregnancy

Ask A Mum: No Sex for A Quarter of Parents During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Girl Genius: Parents Stop Being Intimate During Early Pregnancy Due to Misplaced Safety Fears

Chopsy Baby: Parents Stop Being Intimate During Early Pregnancy Due to Misplaced Safety Fears

We also conducted a similar poll in the UK. You can see the results here.

Study reveals average time taken to conceive in the U.S.

Research by a newly launched fertility website of 3,492 mothers aged between 21 and 35, across America, has revealed that the average amount of time it takes to conceive a child is 6 months and 1 week.

A newly launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has commissioned research of 3,492 mothers across the US to discover the average length of time it takes couples to conceive a child, and to identify how common it is for women to take certain steps to help speed up the process.

The study, commissioned by www.FertilityFlower.com, found that almost 1 in 5, 19%, of the respondents took between 8 and 10 months to conceive their first child; however, 9% managed to conceive their child in one month or less.

14% of the respondents cited that it took between 12 and 14 months to successfully conceive their child. As well as selecting a set time bracket to confirm roughly how long it took them to conceive their first child, respondents to the study were also asked to specify the exact time it took them. This data was then analysed to find the average time it takes for women in America to conceive.

When asked ‘please state, as specifically as possible, the exact amount of time that it took you to conceive your first child?’ the research found that, on average, it takes American women 6 months and 1 week to conceive.

According to the study, the majority, 56%, took specific measures to help increase the chances of falling pregnant. Of these, 41% used medically proven tips to help increase the chances of fertility and a further 52% participated in less conventional methods.

Of the 56% that admitted to taking specific measures to help increase the chances of conceiving a child, 39% changed their diet and ate specific foods, 13% increased their exercise and improved their fitness regime and a further 42% focused on certain positions during intercourse that are said to help increase chances conception.  Respondents to  the poll were aged between 21 and 35 years, with no known underlying medical issues that could affect their fertility.

FertilityFlower.com is a newly launched website that helps women accurately identify their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. Therefore the aim of the research was to specify the average amount of time it takes women in America to conceive a child.

Kimberly Ann Račić, founder of FertilityFlower.com commented on the research;

“Conceiving a child is a very special time for couples. It can be wearying and even heartbreaking when it doesn’t seem to be going your way. It is a process that can take time, but there are steps than can be taken to help increase the chances of conception and tracking your symptoms on sites such as FertilityFlower.com is one way to do so.”

She continued,

“Trying different methods to help speed up the process of getting pregnant is certainly an option. It can certainly boost morale and bring back the enthusiasm and excitement that may have been lost during the process. One thing that this study has definitely proven is that it takes a different amount of time for everyone, so the key thing to remember is not to give up if it is taking longer than you had hoped.”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact Shannon Haigh on 00441452 348211 or e-mail shannon@10yetis.co.uk

This study was featured in:

The Stir (CafeMom.com): Fertility Drugs are a Crutch

Growing Your Baby: New Study Finds The Average Couples Takes 6 Months To Conceive

AskAMum UK: Average Time It Takes To Conceive Is Five Months Two Weeks, Study Reveals

A similar study was undertaken in the UK. You can access that study here.

Study reveals average time taken to conceive in the UK

Research by a newly launched fertility website of 1,173 mothers aged between 21 and 35, across the UK, has revealed that the average amount of time it takes to conceive a child is 5 months and 2 weeks.

A newly launched website aimed at helping women identify the best time to conceive or avoid pregnancy naturally, has commissioned research of 1,173 mothers across the UK to discover the average length of time it takes couples to conceive a child, and to identify how common it is for women to take certain steps to help speed up the process.

The study, commissioned by www.FertilityFlower.com, found that almost a third, 32%, of the respondents took between 8 and 10 months to conceive their first child; however, 14% managed to conceive their child in one month or less.

13% of the respondents cited that it took between 12 and 14 months to successfully conceive their child. As well as selecting a set time bracket to confirm roughly how long it took them to conceive their first child, respondents to the study were also asked to specify the exact time it took them. This data was then analysed to find the average time it takes for women in the UK to conceive.

When asked ‘please state, as specifically as possible, the exact amount of time that it took you to conceive your first child?’ the research found that, on average, it takes British women 5 months and 2 weeks to conceive.

According to the study, the majority, 52%, took specific measures to help increase the chances of falling pregnant. Of these, 61% used medically proven tips to help increase the chances of fertility and a further 39% participated in less conventional methods.

Of the 52% that admitted to taking specific measures to help increase the chances of conceiving a child, 31% changed their diet and ate specific foods, 19% increased their exercise and improved their fitness regime and a further 24% focused on certain positions during intercourse that are said to help increase chances conception.  The respondents to the poll were aged between 21 and 35 years, with no known underlying medical issues that could affect their fertility.

FertilityFlower.com is a newly launched website that helps women accurately identify their fertile phase by using the ‘sympto-thermal’ method. Therefore, the aim of the research was to specify the average amount of time it takes women in the UK to conceive a child.

Kimberly Ann Račić, founder of FertilityFlower.com commented on the research;

“Conceiving a child is a very special time for couples. It can be wearying and even heartbreaking when it doesn’t seem to be going your way. It is a process that can take time, but there are steps than can be taken to help increase the chances of conception and tracking your symptoms on sites such as FertilityFlower.com is one way to do so.”

She continued,

“Trying different methods to help speed up the process of getting pregnant is certainly an option. It can certainly boost morale and bring back the enthusiasm and excitement that may have been lost during the process. One thing that this study has definitely proven is that it takes a different amount of time for everyone, so the key thing to remember is not to give up if it is taking longer than you had hoped.”

LINK http://www.FertilityFlower.com

For more information, or to arrange interviews, please contact Shannon Haigh on 00441452 348211 or e-mail shannon@10yetis.co.uk

This study was featured in:

The Stir (CafeMom.com): Fertility Drugs are a Crutch

Growing Your Baby: New Study Finds The Average Couples Takes 6 Months To Conceive

AskAMum UK: Average Time It Takes To Conceive Is Five Months Two Weeks, Study Reveals

A similar study was undertaken in the U.S. You can access that study here.