The colors in plan a pregnancy mode

Dear Cyclers,

In the new version of the Natural Cycles app the pregnancy mode has a new fresh look. The ‘fertile window’ is presented in red scale where the most fertile day is red, and the least fertile day is pink. Read more about the fertile window and the science behind our menstrual cycle here. The non-fertile days are presented in grey.

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“We want the important days to stand out very clear, even if this means that the non-fertile days come across as dull. We do this by using the contrast between a muted gray and a very vibrant red.” Quote from our head of design, Daniel.

If your ovulation has been confirmed in the app, you will also be able to see when you can test for pregnancy the earliest. This function also existed in the old app, but is now even more visually clear. If your period comes, the symbol will disappear. Read more about symbols here.

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Do you have any feedback? Comment below, please! 🙂

 

 

Last important meeting before baby?

This morning we had a meeting with a technology investment company here in Stockholm called Northzone.

We are not in urgent need of funding, as we are still afloat from the investment round we closed last year, but at the end of this year we are looking to close a new round. Northzone would be a cool partner for NaturalCycles, so we are starting to get to know each other.

The meeting went well and we’ll meet again at the end of June. This reminds me that we’ll have to find a nanny for future meetings that require the presence both Raoul and myself. Today might very well have been the last important meeting before baby. We do have another meeting with our future business partner on Thursday afternoon, but there’s quite a risk that I won’t make it to that one. I hope it will not coincide completely with the birth, because then Raoul will not make it either. Well, well, we’ll just have to take things as they come in the next few days.

Meeting - NaturalCycles

Pitch to an audience of women

This Monday, NaturalCycles pitched at the Investing in Women Meetup. It was very exciting since, for once, the audience consisted of 95% women. Usually when we present our start-up to a mainly male audience.

As usual Raoul and I shared the pitch 50%-50%, which I think is a nice way of doing it.

We talked about how NaturalCycles is the best natural contraception out there and then finish with our own story – how we first used NaturalCycles as contraception for 1.5 years and then posted on twitter that we’d try for a baby on our wedding anniversary, which as you all know worked very well 🙂 The response we got was very different with a female audience and they were cheering a lot during our pitch. It was really fun and encouraging!

Pitch to an audience of women - NaturalCycles

Next Tuesday we have another pitch at the Sthlm Innovators event. We are becoming good at this!

Tonight I’m off to try out pregnancy pilates for the first time. I was choosing between pregnancy yoga and pilates and I imagine pilates being a bit more of a work out. I’m used to jumping around at zumba, so the more action the better. I’m not really patient enough to just focus on my breathing for an hour. I hope the pilates will be fun and that I get to meet some other cool pregnant women here in Stockholm!

Launching NaturalCycles.com in Spanish

I’ve been bad at blogging lately, but I’ve been in a good working mode. I’m now pregnant in week 12 and getting less and less tired and nauseous. I’ll tell you more about my pregnancy in another post, but honestly, I haven’t thought much about it lately since I’m now back to enjoying working many hours straight again.

Since the Swedish version of NaturalCycles.com came out last week, I’ve finally had some time to work more on the app. It is almost there now, just missing the instructions and medical basics pages. I redid the way to visualize the MyCycles statistics on the app, but I also put it on the website, since it looks much nicer than just plain text. Below you can see the widgets for my personal cycle.

Spanish website - NaturalCycles

This week we also launched the website in Spanish.

Both our contraceptive method and pregnancy planning are very popular in Latin and South America so we’ve had many requests for a Spanish version. Implementing the Spanish texts made me realize how different the length of a language can be. The text in Spanish is so much longer than the English version.

Otherwise I’m getting excited about the move to Stockholm both for us privately and for our company. There are many details to think about and since we don’t know many people there it’s important that we find a good start-up office and other ways to network. We are going there next weekend to look for apartment, office space and meet potential people for joining our Stockholm team. Will be so much fun!