Monday night’s informative, educational and often humorous interview is now posted. If you are ready to look at other options for planning or preventing a pregnancy, Kati Bicknell and Will Sacks have the perfect phone app for you. The Kindara app based on the Fertility Awareness Method will tell your phone when you can have sex!
I had some many comments on this show – people really enjoyed listening to a man discuss menstruation with respect and knowledge.
Are you struggling with your fertility? Well, Kati Bicknell has the answer for you – the new -revolutionary Kindara phone app that tells you when to have sex to plan or prevent a pregnancy. Kati will be in the studio with me on Monday night – and we will be discussing this revolutionary new approach that will change thousands of women’s lives. A phone app that tells you when to have sex! Holy Hormones Honey! 6 to 7 pm MST only on KRFC FM Fort Collins!
Kati loves to find creative ways to solve problems. She had the idea for Kindara while working for TED.com in 2009. Her training as a birth doula gives her a powerful commitment to make sure that women have access to safe, effective options to manage their health and fertility. After reading Toni Weschler’s Taking Charge of Your Fertility and being turned on the Fertility Awareness Method she set out to help women achieve better results around their reproductive health by improving the outdated technology around fertility charting.
Kati studied Visual Art at Bennington College, receiving her BA in 2002. She is a member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research and is currently being trained as a Fertility Awareness Educator. In June 2011 she graduated from the New York, Spring 2011 semester of the Founder Institute. In June 2012 she completed the maiden semester of the Haxlr8r Hardware Accelerator Program in Shenzhen, China. In her free time she enjoys yoga, rock climbing, sewing and learning how to hula hoop.
In an interview last year in the Boulder Daily Camera, Kati had this to say about why she and her husband developed the Kindara app
My mom struggled with infertility for 10 years before she was able to have me and my siblings. What she was missing was a correct diagnosis from her doctor about what was wrong. With more information about her cycle she would not have had to wait so long and would have been spared years of hardship. My own fertility issues (long, wonky cycles) had me looking for a natural and effective way to learn about and improve my own cycles, so when I’m ready to have kids I’ll have the best chance at getting pregnant.
My co-founder, and husband, Will, is a data nerd and together we saw an opportunity to build a fertility platform that would help women manage their fertility in a whole new way — using personalized data and support to help replace the confusion and frustration women so often feel, with a calm confidence based on knowing what’s going on.
Society for Menstrual Cycle Research colleague and journalist Holly Grigg-Spall also wrote an article about the Kindara app in Dame Magazine entitled: Your Phone Wants to Have Sex Now – with the tag line – “Talk about a booty call. The Kindara phone app tells you when to have sex.” Love it Holly!
Holly explains how the app functions:
With Kindara, followers simply input all that information – body temperature, cervical fluid texture and cervix position – into their phone every day, and the app produces a graph that shows, with easy to read visuals, when you’re fertile. It stands out from similar FAM devices like Ova Ova or Lily Pro, not just because it’s not just the most sophisticated app with the clearest and most user-friendly interface, but be it’s also the first to take the whole process of FAM to the smart phone. Tap the screen and you get a tutorial on how to interpret the chart. And, if you want to learn more about FAM, then there’s Kati’s brilliantly detailed blog.