Fertility tracking can be important when you need to answer any of the following questions…
- When does my chances of getting pregnant increase?
- Why am I not getting pregnant?
Women trying to conceive or prevent pregnancy may use unreliable methods. It is also not surprising that many do not understand their body enough to decode their menstrual cycle.
Fertility tracking is the practice of monitoring your menstrual cycle in order to predict when you are most likely to conceive. For women who are trying to get pregnant, this information can be invaluable in terms of timing intercourse and improving their chances of conception.
For women who are trying to avoid pregnancy, fertility tracking can be used to determine when they are most likely fertile and thus, when they need to use contraception or avoid sex. A technique as simple as charting Basal Body Temperature can create a fertility chart that helps in prediction of ovulation date.
Fertility tracking apps
There are many apps on the market that offer fertility tracking, but not all of them are created equal.
How to find the best fertility tracking app
With so many fertility apps on the market, it can be hard to know which one is best for you. Here are a few tips to help you in your search:
- Read reviews: check out what people are saying about the app before you download it. If a lot of people are having issues with the app or there are a lot of negative reviews, it may be best to avoid it.
- Look for accuracy: Make sure the app is accurate in tracking your data and making predictions. Check to see if there have been any studies done on its accuracy.
- Consider usability: Is the interface user-friendly? Are there any features that make it easier to use, like tutorials or FAQ sections? How easy is it to export or share your data with your doctor?
- Check costs: Some apps offer free versions with basic features and then have subscription plans with more advanced features, so look at all of your options before making a decision.
Remember, you want to find an app that works for you and helps make tracking and understanding your monthly cycle easier—not harder! Picking the right fertility tracking app can make a big difference in helping you conceive or preventing pregnancy successfully.
In my opinion, the best apps I have used are:
- Period tracker and period calendar
- Natural cycles
These apps are highly rated by users and have different features that serve in fertility tracking
Flo is a great option because it gives accurate readings, has a helpful community, and short videos and articles to look up when you are confused about your body.
You can download from the google play store or Apple app store
Period tracker and period calendar
Period tracker and period calendar is another good choice because it is easy to use, has a great user interface and makes data transfer to across devices easy.
Natural cycle fits its functions based on the users goals, that is, it adapts to those who want to avoid pregnancy or those who wish to conceive.
Cycles is ideal for couples. It has an easy-to-use layout, insights panel, notification feature, and ability to share data between spouses. It is thus versatile and user-friendly. It is however only available only on Apple devices.
Using technology to track fertility can be incredibly helpful and beneficial. For one, they give accurate measurement of the menstrual cycle, including ovulation and fertile window. This can help in knowing when the best time to try to conceive or avoid unprotected sex.
Ultimately these apps make it easier for women to know their bodies better and keep track of their reproductive health information all in one place and the insights they provide can help informed decision making. You can read more on natural ways to improve fertility here.
While these apps may be helpful in giving a general idea of when women are most likely to ovulate and be fertile, the above apps cannot replace the accuracy of a doctor-supervised fertility assessment especially when trying to get pregnant.