Announcing MyFertility Compass
Announcing MyFertility Compass
Because late-night internet searching isn’t always the answer to your big questions.
by Margaret Farrell, PR & Communications, Celsmat
By the time most women are ready to conceive, they’ve been trying not to get pregnant for years, often a decade or more. Because of this, it’s become easy to expect that by tossing out their birth control, women are essentially flipping an instant-conception switch.
Much of the time, though, it doesn’t quite work that way. And for the majority of women, who require a little more time to conceive, that can lead to a lot of worry and unanswered questions.
Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of MyFertility Compass, a new, free, online tool that helps women understand their likelihood of getting pregnant on their own or with the use of common fertility treatments. In keeping with Celmatix’s mission to empower women to make proactive decisions about their fertility and reproductive health, MyFertility Compass aims to close a critical gap and steer women towards better answers, backed by world-class science, than Dr. Internet can provide.
Clearing up Conception Misconceptions
When it comes to fertility, there’s a lot of misinformation out there, and it can sometimes be tough to tell the difference between fact and fiction. Here are a few examples of commonly held beliefs from a recent Celmatix survey*:
Most (75%) women believe that an egg is fertilizable for anywhere from 48 hours to one month after its release, when it’s actually more like 12–24 hours.
64% of women either don’t know or incorrectly identify the day in their cycle that she is most likely to ovulate. (FYI, if you have a 28-day cycle, it’s about day 14.)
One in nine women thinks you need to have sex daily in order to get pregnant, which could be fun, but is not necessary; for your best chances, try every other day during your fertile window.
When it comes to trying to conceive, it can be hard to know what’s “normal,” and even then, one-size-fits-all doesn’t really fit fertility.
MyFertility Compass helps alleviate some of the worry by giving you personalized insights into what your unique journey could look like. If you’ve been trying for a while, MyFertility Compass can give you a great basis from which to start a conversation with your doctor and to understand your many options.
Starting Your Journey
Using MyFertility Compass is simple. Visit www.myfertilitycompass.io and fill out the 14-question survey, which includes questions about your lifestyle, age, how long you’ve been trying to conceive, and asks if you have any known reproductive health conditions. For women under 35 who have been trying for more than a year, and women over 35 who have been trying for at least six months, their personalized report will also include their estimated chances of success under the care of a physician using intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF).
MyFertility Compass was built off a combination of peer-reviewed scientific studies and Celmatix’s own proprietary predictive models, which have been developed using a structured real world evidence dataset of nearly 1 million fertility treatment outcomes. We’re excited to offer this new tool as a way to bring greater clarity, transparency, and understanding to women as they build their families.
*All statistics are from a recent Celmatix survey.
To learn more about your fertility journey, visit www.myfertilitycompass.io.