Pregnancy can be difficult and frustrating, but fortunately nowadays, there’s an app for anything these days. There’s a lot of fluff and unreliable apps that will try to get the better of you, but luckily, reviews are a thing, and we’ve picked the best of the bunch.
OvuSense is a combination of a mobile app and a wearable sensor that tracks core body temperature to predict and detect ovulation. The sensor is worn like a tampon overnight to collect measurements every few minutes. In the morning, users upload their data to the phone app, where they can share charts with their partner or doctor.
OvuSense is the only fertility monitor that has the ability to predict ovulation in real time. Because it uses in-cycle temperature data, it works for women with regular cycles, but also works for women with ovulatory conditions like PCOS who are excluded from using other popular ovulation monitors. By looking at a woman’s unique temperature patterns, OvuSense is able to predict ovulation up to 24 hours in advance, and is correct 96% of the time.
#2 Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker
Flo is an app that can track your cycle and predict when your period will arrive, mark your ovulation dates, and will even tell you when you’re fertile. What’s great about this app is it doesn’t predict your fertile dates just by counting days, their algorithm includes analyzing your moods, vaginal discharge, symptoms discomforts or cravings, and whether or not you had sex – information which you will have to input yourself.
Sign up is pretty simple as the app won’t require you to input too much personal information. However, you need to answer 41 questions to complete your Health Profile. Your Health Profile will make the app more efficient in tracking your cycle. In my experience with using Flo, its predictions are pretty accurate and only missed the start of my period by a day.
FertiStrong serves as a helpful resource for men in the exact moment they feel stress, whenever and wherever they are, by providing them with coping techniques and strategies for many common scenarios faced by men on their family building journey.
FertiCalm(r) provides a variety of more than 500 custom coping options for over 50 common and distressing situations which individuals struggling to conceive encounter, and offers variety of custom made solutions for each one.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Erin Dixon from Fertility Focus
Sheila Rae from AppGeeks
Molly from Ferring Fertility