You've probably heard of period tracking apps, especially popular ones like Clue, but did you know these apps have fertility and ovulation tracking tech as well? Some apps are even dedicated to helping you get pregnant and providing a community of like-minded people going through the same things.
Although there are physical ovulation and fertility tests, an app can help you keep the results of those tests organized and help you get even better estimates on when your best chances of getting pregnant are. It's important to note that these apps will never be 100% accurate, but they'll at least give you an idea of when your fertility window typically falls.
Clue is one of the most popular period tracking apps, but it can also offer valuable information about your ovulation cycle. The app used to have a Fertile Window display on the home screen, but because it's not completely accurate and not everyone needs to know this info, Clue is making a few changes.
Now, to stay in the know about your fertility, you have to go to the app's settings, select Ovulation, and toggle on the option to show your potential ovulation days. When this is on, you'll be able to navigate to specific days of the month and see whether it's listed as a Potential Fertile Day.
Flo is an awesome app to have on your phone if you're trying to get pregnant or want to track your pregnancy.
When you first download the app and sign up, you can choose between three options as your main goal: Track Cycle, Get Pregnant, or Track Pregnancy. Depending on which goal you choose, the app will track and display different info and cater to your personal needs.
If you choose Get Pregnant as your goal, the home screen will display a message that lets you know when your best chance to conceive is as well as when your estimated ovulation day is. And if you're taking any ovulation or fertility tests in real life, you can enter that information and Flo will use it to make better, more accurate predictions for you.
When you set up your Ovia profile, you choose between whether you want to simply track your period cycle or actively try to conceive. Once you've completed a full cycle with the Ovia app, you can see different analysis trends, like your cycle trends, cycle summary, and a fertility chart.
The home screen displays your fertility score, the number of days until your estimated fertile window, which phase of your cycle you're in, and a fertility forecast for the next one to two weeks. You can also view all this info in a wider array in calendar view. In calendar view, you can view estimates for your fertile window further out than two weeks.
Ovia also has quite a bit of educational content, which can be great for both new and existing parents. There's written content and videos on fertility, pregnancy, dealing with infertility, recipes, and other useful info.
Like other fertility and period tracking apps, Glow lets you select a goal, choosing between tracking your cycle, trying to get pregnant, or tracking an existing pregnancy.
There's an extensive health profile you can fill out too in order to get the most accurate estimates, including crucial info about your partner, traditional menstruation questions, and your previous fertility and childbirth info.
On the home screen, your fertility forecast will tell you what phase of your cycle you're currently in as well as a generic low or high fertility estimate for that day. Then, looking at the calendar, you can see when your estimated ovulation day is and when the chances of you getting pregnant are highest.
Glow also has a bunch of curated content related to fertility, pregnancy, periods, and more from multiple websites. There's also a community where you can find other people at different stages in their pregnancy journey.
5. Fertility Friend
A lot of fertility or ovulation tracking apps require you to sign up for an account with your email, but if you don't want to do that, Fertility Friend provides a simple ovulation calculator you can use. This simple calculator doesn't require your details, but will only provide limited info on which days it estimates you'll be most fertile.
For a more detailed analysis and community features, you'll need to sign up with your email or Google account. On the home screen, you'll see which days you're expected to be most fertile. The longer you track your cycle, the more accurate these estimates will be.
You can also track all sorts of data about your cycle, including cervical fluid, various tests, mood and energy, medications, and more.
6. Period Tracker
Period Tracker is a cute and simple tracker that you can use for both trying to get pregnant and tracking your period cycle afterward. On the home screen, you'll see a simple display with the day of your next period and your next fertile day.
If you'd rather view things in a broader way, you can select the calendar view to see estimates for the current month as well as a few months out. When you click on an individual day, you'll get an estimate of low, medium, or high for that day's fertility.
7. Ovulation Calendar
On Ovulation Calendar's home screen, you'll see a week view and a display of your estimated chance of getting pregnant for the day that's selected. Using the plus sign on the home screen, you can add any notable info from the day, like your temperature, intercourse details, and other symptoms or tests completed that day.
On the app's Discover tab, you'll find very helpful posts on trying to conceive, as well as info on your menstruation cycle and PMS symptoms for before and after pregnancy. Then, when you get pregnant, you can turn on Pregnancy Mode in the app and track your baby's progress for the next nine to ten months.
Download: Ovulation Calendar for Android (Free)
Enjoy the Journey!
Whether this is your first child or not, the process of getting pregnant isn't exactly as glamorous as it is in the movies. You often don't get pregnant on the first try and certain things can start to feel more like a chore than the pure fun it used to be.
With helpful modern tools, like digital fertility monitors and apps that help track your fertility window and ovulation days, it's a little easier to get pregnant, or at the very least, know when your chances of getting pregnant are most optimal. And although it might be a stressful process, just try to remember that you'll have a baby when everything's said and done.
Increase your chances when trying to conceive by tracking your ovulation cycle with a digital fertility monitor.