When it comes to fertility charting, keeping track of basal body temperatures, ovulation dates, menstrual cycles, cervical mucus changes, and symptoms can be overwhelming, and the amount of information can become lost in a sea of notebooks.
The Smartphone helps
Luckily, our phones offer one of the greatest resources for keeping all this information in one place and analyzed to make our baby making planning even easier. A number of apps are available on the market for fertility tracking and menstrual cycle planning. Here is a look at some of the most favorable ones on the market.
Free Fertility Apps
- Period Tracker – This app helps track your period or birth control cycles, while also monitoring the fertile and ovulation window, BBT and also comes with a pill reminder so you don’t miss out on any medications or birth control.
- Fertility Friend – This app helps record signs and symptoms of ovulation and allows women to create custom charts and calendars with a premium paid membership.
- Kindara – This app monitors cervical fluid and BBT and focuses on helping you understand the hormone levels present in the body.
- Glow Fertility – This is a complete fertility app that helps monitor fertility and ovulation and lets you track symptoms that occur each day, week and month.
- Dot – This is considered a contraceptive app as it calculates the risk of pregnancy based on start and end dates of the period, and provides information based on your reproductive goals.
- Ovia – This app helps monitor various aspects of your fertility charting such as BBT, menstrual cycle and cervical fluid, as well as various health indicators such as diet, exercise and medications, to help predict the most fertile times.
- Natural Cycles – This app is focused on educating women on the science behind their cycle and serves as a birth control app. The bio-statistical algorithm uses BBT, basal body temperature, data to determine when ovulation is expected or when it has occurred.
- Clue – This app uses various mood trackers, a period tracker, exercise tracker and health logs to help determine ovulation times. This app allows you to record and track numerous physical and psychological reactions associated with different cycle stages and is available in over 10 languages.
- Eve – This app serves as a period tracker and allows women to track moods and PMS symptoms to provide insight to predicting the next period.
- Flo – This is a period and ovulation tracker that allows women to document personal health notes and generates graphs to better understand cycle lengths and ovulation prediction.
Apps Available for Purchase
- Period Tracker Deluxe – This app is available for *$9.99 and tracks various symptoms, moods and cycle details to provide advanced TTC charts. This app also provides a pregnancy mode, which activates a countdown to baby’s due date.
- Monthly Cycles – This app is *$1.99 and allows women to track and monitor their cycles and PMS symptoms.
- LadyTimer – This app is *$2.99 and provides an ovulation and period calendar by tracking health and cycle details and statistics.
- Sprout Fertility Tracker+ – This app is *$3.99 and allows women to track their cycles and ovulation and helps determine the fertile window. In addition, this app allows you to share PDF reports with your doctor.
*prices may vary and are as listed in the iOS app store at the time of this publication.
While the use of fertility apps won’t guarantee that a couple will conceive, it can help improve your chances of getting pregnant by providing helpful data about a woman’s cycle and ovulation. At the very least, it can give you better insight into your body.