6th February 2020
Clearblue launches #Conceivinghood, a campaign to empower women to talk more openly about the pre-pregnancy phase.
6th February 2020 (Geneva, Switzerland). Clearblue has launched the ‘Conceivinghood’ campaign, which is designed to de-stigmatize the pre-pregnancy phase by putting control and confidence back in women’s hands during this significant time.
Society talks openly about ‘womanhood’ and ‘motherhood’, yet there is a blind spot when it comes to the delicate phase of trying for a baby: ‘Conceivinghood’, which is a time that can hold a lot of tension for women and their partners. For example, up to 90% of women want to achieve their personal goals before getting pregnant1, so many women are delaying starting a family until later in life, when their fertility is declining. Consequently, the average age of becoming a mother for the first time has increased drastically in the last 30 years. For one in five couples it takes more than 12 months to get pregnant2 and for up to 40% of women it can take more time than expected to conceive3.
With ‘Conceivinghood’ (www.clearblue.com/conceivinghood) Clearblue wants to promote the importance of this pre-pregnancy phase by sharing ‘facts and faces’. Women will be able to take part in a survey about where they are on their ‘Conceivinghood journey’ and compare their results to women around the world. At the same time, they can watch the very personal ‘Conceivinghood’ experiences from other women and choose to share their own story.
At its heart, the campaign features the ‘Conceivinghood’ video depicting the emotional rollercoaster for women trying to conceive and celebrates the introduction of ‘Conceivinghood’ as a means to empower women on their journey to getting pregnant. The campaign was created by Leo Burnett Milan and the video was developed in collaboration with Adolescent Content, a production company, led by award-winning director Ramaa Mosley. Mosley selected an all-female troupe of young up-and-coming directors in seven different countries. Each director captured footage of real women around the world embarking on their own fertility journeys. Adolescent Content handled all production through post for the ambitious project and Casta Diva was the Executive Producer.
Giulia Zanzi, Head of Marketing, Fertility at Clearblue, commented “We are very proud to launch this campaign. Women’s reproductive health rights deserve to be back in the global spotlight. When we speak to women, many think that the difficult part is deciding that now’s the time they want a baby, but actually what we’re hearing is that the journey to get pregnant can be an unexpected emotional rollercoaster. We’re providing both facts and stories from real women, so that others can understand more about their fertility and not feel so alone during their journey.”
Alice Rose, from Cat + Alice, www.catandalice.com, an infertility support initiative, commented “This new campaign is a ground-breaking, exciting move from Clearblue. Representing the huge community of women experiencing fertility issues (including secondary infertility, miscarriage and any difficult path to bringing home a baby) really means the world to us. Feeling seen and acknowledged will go such a long way to changing the social narrative and will help those going through it feel comforted, validated and less alone. We're so glad to have supported Clearblue with their campaign and will continue to help them connect with the community we are part of ourselves and do our best to represent.”
Clearblue presents: #Conceivinghood – let’s talk about it!
The Clearblue range of diagnostic products are manufactured by SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics GmbH.
Clearblue is the world’s No. 1 selling brand in home pregnancy and fertility tests*. Consumers trust the Clearblue brand because it delivers the accurate information they want. The Clearblue product range is built on a strong foundation of peer-reviewed science and consumer understanding. Clearblue is supported by over 35 years of expertise, quality and innovation in consumer diagnostics. Clearblue ovulation tests are 99% accurate at detecting the luteinising hormone surge, used to identify the most fertile days in a cycle, and are proven to help you get pregnant4.
* Based on international sales compiled using independent market research data (data on file).
About Cat + Alice
After almost 10 years of fertility and baby loss between them, Cat and Alice met through Instagram in 2018 where they were both using their experience to offer peer support for the highly engaged ‘TTC’ (trying to conceive) digital community. Now they work together to host sell-out live events as well as consulting and creating content for brands like the BBC (for BBC
Radio 2 and Radio 5 Live’s recent Fertility Week), Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Clearblue, myLotus and Kinetic. Both also host successful podcasts (Fertility Life Raft and Finally Pregnant).
For more information on ‘Conceivinghood’ or Clearblue, please contact:
Fiona Clancy (Fiona.email@example.com)
T: +44(0)1234 835431 | M: +44(0)7971 370528
Or visit: www.clearblue.com/conceivinghood.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Sophia Makki (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alison Whitehead (email@example.com)
Tel: +44 7365 516193
You can download the press release here.
- Prior E., et al. Human Fertility (2018): 1-8. Australian women aged 18 – 30 years.
- NICE Clinical Guideline CG146 (2013) nice.org.uk/CG156
- Study of 5000 women in US, UK, Germany, Spain and China (2018)
- Product data on file.