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Infertility is a struggle no one should have to face alone, and yet many people do. Even when your partner shares your desire to have children, dealing with an inability to conceive can be isolating and often devastating.
According to the National Infertility Association, 1 in 8 married couples in the United States struggle with infertility. For many, answers and next steps are only accessible via a physician or specialized healthcare team. But apps for your iPhone or Android can also provide support and helpful resources for your efforts toward making conception a reality.
Understanding your monthly cycle is the first step to knowing when you’re most likely to get pregnant. Clue allows you to monitor your hormones throughout the month, using your habits, cravings, emotions, and cramp levels to alert you when you’re going to have your period, when you’re about to ovulate, and when you are most likely to get pregnant.
Conceivable is an entire program. Though the app is free to download, membership into the program costs $99 per month, giving you access to everything you need to support conception. This includes consultation with a fertility expert, a nutrition plan, supplements, and support through the app. For those looking for a comprehensive solution, this is it.
While ovulation tracking typically takes some amount of guesswork, Dot uses data you’ve entered about your period start and end dates, along with an algorithm, to help you predict when you’ll have the best chances of getting pregnant. It predicts your period up to six months into the future, and allows you to send your partner emails when your fertility is heightened.
Tracking your monthly cycles may be the first step in learning about the best times to conceive, but you can dig even deeper. Fertility Friend features all the basic tracking tools, along with period and ovulation reminders, basal temperature and cervical fluid entries, and alarms to remind you to enter your daily data. It also features educational resources including videos, tutorials, and an e-book.
Glow’s ovulation and menstruation predictors get more accurate the more you use them, recording your mood, medications, activities, and sex to track your cycle. You can also use it to track your medications and fertility treatments. You can sync it with other apps, like MyFitnessPal, and get in touch with the app’s strong community of users to get answers and feedback.
Kindara Fertility & Ovulation
Based on the concept of fertility awareness, Kindara is designed to help not only women who are trying to conceive, but those who want to understand their body better, use natural methods of birth control, or track their polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms. In addition to the standard period and ovulation tracking, Kindara can display basal body temperature readings and be used to track everything from your sex habits to your moods to your doctor visits.
With Natural Cycles, you will know whether today is a fertile day or not simply by measuring the temperature under your tongue and inputting that number. The app will also predict when you will have your period several months down the road, which can be invaluable when you’re trying to get pregnant. You’ll also get useful graph and calendar views, and the ability to track all of your symptoms.
Ovia Fertility uses a complex algorithm — combining the data you enter plus data from thousands of other women — to help predict your fertility. In addition to tracking your cycle, you can track your sleep habits, mood, exercise, physical symptoms, any pregnancy or ovulation tests you take, and when you have sex.
If you like apps with visually appealing designs, Period Tracker may be the one for you. It’s got customizable themes and fonts, giving it a fun but still minimalistic aesthetic. You can graph your data to look for trends in your cycle, such as weight, moods, and symptoms. You can also join forums to discuss common questions and concerns, set reminders, and sync the app with your Apple Watch.
Period Tracker Lite
Not everyone wants all of the bells and whistles. This uncluttered app is easy to navigate and can be used to track your cycle, moods, symptoms, and sexual activity, as well as give you predictions for your most fertile days of the month. When those eight-day “windows” arrive, you’ll see flowers pop up on your home screen to let you know that now is the time!