As someone who spent years trying to conceive I know how frustrating and heartbreaking it can be to try month after month with no positive results. Those years for me (thank you PCOS…) involved countless needles, blood tests, ultrasounds and operations. Even if you don’t need to go down the IUI/IVF route, should you find yourself struggling to successfully conceive, there’s something you can do: download fertility apps.
Fertility apps can help speed things along. The window where conception is possible is teeny tiny every month – it’s always shocking to me how many women accidentally get pregnant! Fertility apps can help optimize your chances for success by helping you learn your body and pinpoint when you’re at your most fertile.
Read on for a look at the best fertility apps if you’re trying to conceive.
Ovia Fertility, Free
With Ovia Fertility you can track your cycle, get period and ovulation predictions and have an overall health tracker. They claim their algorithm is even an accurate predictor for women with irregular periods who are trying to conceive. The app tracks basal body temperature, cervical fluid, cervical position, medications and other fertility data and based on those tracked symptoms, you receive data feedback and real-time health alerts.
Clue, Free with optional upgrade features
Tell Clue how you’re feeling (cravings, mood swings, energy levels), if you’re bleeding or spotting, if you have discharge, etc and the app will use that information to tell you when your fertile window is and give you reminders about when your period is due.
Kindara, Free with optional upgrade features
Kindara uses your basal body temperature (you manually input this) and information on cervical changes to give you data about your menstrual cycle. It also has a feature that lets you share your charts (think with your doctor) and connect with other users.