There is an app for almost anything! Seriously! Including tracking your lady cycles . Whether you are looking for an app to simply track your period to give you a heads up before Aunt Flo comes to visit or you’re trying to conceive (TTC) and wanting to know your optimal fertility window, there’s an app for that!
There are so many fertility apps out there it becomes an overwhelming guessing game to choose the best one. Luckily for you, we did the research and came up with our own list to help you choose one that’s perfect for YOU!
1) Ovia Fertility Tracker & Ovulation Calculator App
What it does: Ovia logs and tracks multiple fertility and health indicators such as eating, sleeping habits, period, moods, etc to predict ovulation and let you know when you’re a fertile myrtle! Ovia *claims* it can get its users pregnant 3x faster than the national average! (fitpregnancy.com) Did we mention Ovia was created by a Harvard grad who developed this apps algorithm to help him and his wife conceive? Adorable! (fitpregnancy.com)
Cost: Free. Users can also upgrade for .99 cents for the ability to export data to Excel.
What makes it different: Ovia is a very detailed and easy to read app providing women a 1/10 scale of fertility each day. Ovia’s algorithm is based on data collected from millions of women who are pregnant or TTC and is known as the largest data set that’s ever been collected on this population (fitpregnancy.com). Another unique aspect of this app is the ability to set it on “not trying to conceive” mode.
2) Fertility FriendWhat it does: This app allows women to observe and record their fertility signs to predict the best days for baby-making.
Cost: Basic app is free! The premium app is $45 a year and includes a VIP access to message boards and more advanced features!
What makes it different: Fertility Friend has been around for over 15 years and is responsible for 650,000 pregnancies and counting! This app is known for its detailed fertility charts and colour coded calendar. A super cool aspect of this app is its free fertility charting course teaching women how to read graphs and input their data correctly (sigh of relief). Fertility Friend also allows you to interact with other women on message boards and reach out to those with similar fertility charts (ohhh now I get why it’s called Fertility Friend 😜 )
3) Period Tracker
What it does: This app eliminates the guessing game of Aunt Flo's arrival while making it easier to predict when you are the most fertile with data entry and charting. Period Tracker includes period prediction, ovulation prediction, and fertility prediction by recording Basal Body Temperature (BBT), moods, cervical firmness, and much more. There is even a pill reminder feature to remind you to take your FERTILIFY supplements! 😉😉
What makes it different: Allows you to export period dates and all data in a user-friendly way straight into emails for your doctor!
What it does: Kindara monitors basal body temperature (BBT) and cervical fluid to provide information on your hormone levels to determine the best time to conceive. This app also allows you to log your BBT, cervical fluid, menstruation, and sex.
Cost: The app is free, however, Kindara works alongside an oral thermometer called Wink which costs $129 and syncs automatically to the app.
What makes it different: It’s like a FitBit for your uterus! Kindara syncs with the Wink thermometer over bluetooth and gives you an easy to read fertility chart that you can share with a community of women.
5) Glow Fertility, Period, and Ovulation Tracker App
What it does: Glow helps women pinpoint their fertility using daily health logs with personalized data to help conceive faster! This app also reminds users to take their birth control (you’re welcome)!
What makes it different: Glow is unique because it offers male fertility tracking which can be synced to view the overall fertility health of the couple. Glow can also be synced to other apps like MyFitnessPal and Google Fit. This app also helps couples afford infertility treatments through a mutual assistance program if couples cannot conceive within 10 months of using Glow!
6) Natural Cycles
What it does: Natural Cycles uses women’s BBT to determine when ovulation is or is likely to occur in her upcoming cycle so you can plan ahead. 😉 BBT is known to pinpoint fertility with a 99.9% accuracy rate.(fitpregnancy.com)
Cost: Free for the first month. Monthly subscriptions available for $6.90 per month
What makes it different: Natural Cycles is promoted as an app to prevent pregnancy, but it can also help you conceive, as it lets you know which days you are most fertile. According to the company, this is the world's only birth control app that uses analytics instead of chemicals to plan (or prevent) pregnancies.
What it does: Clue allows you to input personal data into their algorithm that calculates and predicts your own unique cycle. Clue prides itself on being a tailored approach to conception by tracking data about your period, pain, mood, fluid, and sexual activity.
What makes it different: Clue offers ClueConnect, a simple way to share information about your menstrual cycle with partners, friends, and or family to open up conversation about periods, fertility, and health. Clue is even optimized for Apple Watch!
There you have it ladies! These apps can have two uses; to prevent pregnancy or to help you get pregnant. If you are TTC, have unprotected sex on your most fertile days (calculated by the app). Don’t want a baby? Don’t have sex on those days… or use protection 🙌🏻 ! Either way, one thing’s for sure… Always remember to take your FERTILIFY! 😊