How We Are Working Together to Promote ‘Real Talk About Fertility’
We’ve already heard from over 1000 of today’s fertility treatment patients. Now it’s time to share with those who are in the trenches every day trying to help patients have babies.
In 2020, the “Real Talk Series: Why I Left” program, made possible through third-party sponsorships from industry leaders, CooperSurgical and EMD Serono, and the guidance of our expert Advisory Panel, will be made available to healthcare providers across the country who are committed to improving the experience for the patients they serve and supporting real talk about fertility.
Introducing the pregnantish Real Talk Series: Why Patients Leave
pregnantish is capturing and sharing the voice of today’s patient through an exciting new healthcare provider program called ‘Real Talk About Why I Left My Fertility Clinic.’ Pregnantish’s Founder, Andrea Syrtash, is leveraging her work in the relationship world with her experience as a patient and advocate with the goal of improving the patient-healthcare provider relationship experience.
Retention of patients, especially with IVF, is a key issue for many doctors and clinics. Through a National Survey of over 1000 patients, pregnantish has unlocked key insights on why infertility patients really leave and how they could help be supported to stay.
Key program components include a published Report of National Survey Results & Relationship Guidelines and a ‘Workshop in a Box’ Toolkit for use by trained Speakers. The program will be available, without a fee, to all healthcare provider participants.
pregnantish “Why I Left My Fertility Clinic” Survey Results and Relationship Guidelines
Patients surveyed came from a diverse group geographically, in age, gender, sexual orientation, race and economic status. Many of the patients who participated in the Survey have thanked pregnantish for conducting it, and even reported feeling emotional while taking it. They were inspired that the purpose for their feedback was to share it with healthcare providers.
The Survey was open to participants from February to April 2019. It was disseminated by a group of 40 pregnantish-selected, fertility-focused social media influencers and bloggers and was conducted online only with patients who opted in voluntarily. Those who participated in the Survey were currently undergoing fertility treatments or have undergone fertility treatments in the past.
Based on the Survey results, pregnantish is developing ‘Relationship Guidelines’, in consultation with the Real Talk Series Advisory Panel, with tips and tools that can be practically applied in clinics.