During a woman’s life, there may be times when she wants to avoid pregnancy, times when she would like to become pregnant and times when she is unsure. There are lots of things that women and their partners can do to realise these intentions, but it’s often difficult to get the right support at the right time.
At the moment, conversations about planning pregnancies are not the norm. This means that opportunities to advise women who want to become pregnant on how to improve their own health and chances of a healthy pregnancy are missed. At the same time, the lack of tailored advice on contraception results in unplanned pregnancies; in the UK it is estimated that around 45% of pregnancies are unplanned.