Understanding pregnancy intention is an important public health measure; it can be used to identify and monitor trends in reproductive health behaviours, to inform areas of need, and to design health care services both for pregnancy prevention and pregnancy preparation. A recent paper (1) examined the range of tools available for measuring pregnancy intention, the timing of the use of

The P3 Study Team had an exciting day recently, with Research Midwife Bryony Stoneman and Research Assistant Catherine Stewart filming a role play scenario to illustrate how the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP) could be used in antenatal care. As we prepare for the wider roll out of the LMUP in antenatal care around the country, we are developing

The funding for the P3 study has officially finished, so we thought we would take this opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved (so far!). The P3 study aimed to assess women’s feelings and preferences regarding a future pregnancy. Women completed an online survey and were followed up every 3 months for 1 year. Overall, a total of 1000

Monday 1 – Sunday 7 May 2023 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is a week-long campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems before, during and after pregnancy. The recent 2022 MBRRACE Report showed that maternal suicide remains the leading cause of direct maternal death. Unplanned pregnancies have been shown to be associated with maternal mental health, including increased levels

Participants in the P3 Study were asked a set of questions, known as the Reproductive Autonomy Scale. These questions were developed in the USA and so as part of the P3 Study we wanted to assess whether they worked here in the UK. Ms Eleanor Riches carried out this analysis as her MSc dissertation, under the supervision of Dr Hall

Our previous work has shown that the Desire to Avoid Pregnancy (DAP) Scale is suitable for use in the UK (published in July 2022, read more about it here), and has shown that it is highly predictive of pregnancy (published in October 2022, read more about it here). We have now gone on to consider the clinical use of the

Contraception (prevention of pregnancy) and preconception care (preparation for pregnancy) are two services that most people need during their reproductive life. However, service provision of preconception care is far from routine, despite the growing recognition that health before pregnancy is crucial. Using data from the P3 study, as well as a comprehensive review of the literature, case studies of current

What is Orchid? Orchid is the app that helps you take control of your reproductive health. The app guides you through a set of questions about your reproductive preferences and presents you with personalised results; a reproductive preference group, your likelihood of pregnancy in the next year and links to helpful and trustworthy resources. Why Orchid? We named the app

Following on from the first P3 paper where we checked whether the Desire to Avoid Pregnancy (DAP) Scale was suitable to use in UK (published in July 2022, read more about it here), we have now looked in more detail at how well the DAP predicts pregnancy within 12 months. Overall, our work shows that the DAP is excellent at