There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to contraception: every woman is different, with different needs and priorities. I was lucky enough to not have any problems conceiving my 3 but I definitely know it is not that way with a lot unfortunately! Now though Natural Cycles is here to help!
Enter Natural Cycles.
The “brain” behind this app is a smart algorithm that can accurately determine a woman’s daily fertility by analyzing changes in her basal body temperature, which increases after ovulation. To use Natural Cycles, women are required to take their temperature with a basal thermometer first thing in the morning and enter the information into the app. That data builds into a personalized fertility indicator that identifies green days, when no protection is needed, or red days, when they should use condoms or abstain from sex to prevent a pregnancy. The App is 93% effective*, natural method of contraception.
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I had the chance to interview Dr. Elina Berglund, PhD, CTO and co-founder, Natural Cycles. Dr. Elina Berglund is a truly fascinating woman. As a former member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Elina was part of the team that discovered the Higgs Boson particle – one of the most significant discoveries in particle physics, which went on to win a Nobel Prize. The idea for Natural Cycles was first conceived when Elina and her husband Raoul started to think about having a family. Using the techniques she had learned through the Higgs Boson project, Elina created an algorithm to help predict fertility by analyzing temperature readings, taking factors like sperm survival, temperature fluctuations, variations in cycle length, ovulation day, and the length of the follicular and luteal phase into account to identify fertile and infertile days.The app has been a huge success, helping women around the world become more aware and in control of their bodies.
Along with Dr. Berglund, I had the chance to interview Dr. Juan Acuna, Chair of the Department of Medical Health and Sciences Research at Florida International University. Dr. Acuna is one of the industry’s leading voices on gynecology and public health, and lectures all over the world. Dr. Acuna has extensive experience in high risk obstetrics and gynecology, clinical genetics, and clinical and public health/epidemiology, as both a teacher and a practitioner. Dr. Acuna is a proud proponent of Natural Cycles.
They told me that Natural Cycles is a birth control app and it is the first of its kind. It is an effective non hormonal way to try to get pregnant. They both said to me that women need to learn more about reproductive life but they don’t easily have access to this. Natural cycle is a breakthrough to help with this. It acts as a safe method of contraceptive and also women learning a lot about reproduction, so they can declare ownership and feel better.
Dr. Berglund developed an app out of a need for a natural contraceptive. She used her knowledge from her studies to put this together. She told me that women’s health is so important and they want to pioneer women’s health. This app is a step in the right direction. Tech and innovations are on the rise and Natural Cycles is helping with this.
The greatest benefit is that this is a breakthrough in natural contraception. It is suitable for women that are in stable and in organized relationships that want to empower themselves to plan or avoid pregnancy in different stages of their life.
You can go naturalcycles.com and go to app store to download the app. Be sure to check with your doctor first.
*This is post is partnered. All opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*