You have probably already used multiple apps today, from social media to gaming and news. So it is no surprise that there are apps specifically designed for fertility too. Multiple apps are available to help you monitor your fertility and boost your chances of becoming pregnant.
For women, there are many apps available to track ovulation, as timing is crucial when you are trying to have a baby. Some of these apps are also useful for men to learn more about their fertility.
We have reviewed some of the top fertility apps available on the market to make your chances of conceiving in 2019 better than ever.
Femometer Fertility Tracker
A comprehensive way of tracking your fertility, in particular your BBT.
Femometer Fertility Tracker is a sleek and simple app which helps women track their menstrual cycle. Like many other period trackers, it tracks your ovulation and records your PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms, even if your periods are irregular.
As well as this, the app helps pregnant women by incorporating a due date and pregnancy calendar. It also links to a basal body temperature (BBT) thermometer which is available separately. The app can automatically sync with the BBT thermometer and it creates a graph for you to keep track of your readings.
In addition to this, the app provides helpful health tips and articles about fertility related issues.
Price: Free with the option to upgrade.
Great for couples as it includes men too
As well as tracking your period and PMS symptoms, Glow gives you in-depth insights into your menstrual cycles. But Glow is an ovulation tracker with a difference as it includes men in the process.
With a range of resources including articles and webinars on aspects of male and female fertility, it really gives you the knowledge you need to maximise your chances of conceiving or just find out more about your body.
One of the best features of the app is that it has an online community of couples, with forums to ask questions and get honest answers about the process of trying for a baby. This allows a level of support which many apps do not offer. As an added bonus, you can also sync the app to Google Fit.
Price: Free with the option to upgrade to Glow Premium.
Flo Period Tracker
Easy to use and good for overall health and wellbeing.
Flo is a clear and simple app which helps women to track their periods, even if they are irregular. It also logs PMS symptoms and ovulation test results. In addition to this, it is particularly helpful for pregnant women as it tracks your pregnancy. Therefore women can countdown to the birth of their baby and easily make a note of any new symptoms.
There are also interesting articles on pregnancy and other fertility related topics available so you can find out more about your body. As well as this, there is an online forum where users can ask each other questions and support each other.
Additionally the app is a lifestyle and fitness tracker, and you can keep track of other data such as weight and how much water you have been drinking. As an added bonus, it also links to other apps including Google Fit. If you are constantly forgetting where you have left your phone, this app is particularly handy as you can keep your data private by setting a pin password for the app.
Clue Period Tracker
Scientifically backed and not pink!
Clue is a period tracker which has excellent scientific backing, as it has been rated as the best period tracker by the medical journal Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The app logs PMS symptoms and analyses your cycle length and history. In addition to this, the app logs your methods of birth control and you can set reminders to take your pills.
If you are tired of period trackers looking as though they were designed by a teenage girl obsessed with the colour pink, this is the app for you. It has a clean design which is easy to use and great for women of all ages. It also has the option of locking the app with a pin password for privacy.
Price: Free with the option to upgrade to Clue Plus.
ElaWoman Ovulation Tracker
Great for couples especially if you are undergoing a fertility treatment such as IVF.
ElaWoman is a fertility calendar which helps women to track their periods. It uses a range of measurements to gain a truly accurate insight into your health, including basal body temperature, BMI, and numerous fertility indicators.
One of the main benefits of ElaWoman is that it allows you to sync your data with your partner. Men are included in the process of having a child, which makes this app ideal for couples. As an added bonus, you can also connect the app to devices such as Fitbit and Google Fit.
Furthermore the Ela Community consists of over 600,000 users who offer support to each other in an online forum. The forum is arranged into specific topics such as fertility treatments so that you can ask your burning questions to members who are going through the same experiences as you.
ElaWoman also gives you access to fertility specialists so that you can have a consultation from the comfort of your own home for a small fee. You can also lock the app with a pin passcode for privacy.
Price: Free with the option to upgrade to Ela Gold.
There are lots of fertility apps available on the market, and each one has its own particular strengths as outlined above. Most of these apps are tailored to women, and it can be overwhelming to decide which app to choose. The best thing to do is to try a few apps and see whether they are a good fit for you.
It is also important that the app you use is accurate. Apps which analyse a number of different indicators of health are generally more accurate and tailored to your health, therefore these are particularly good options. For men, the fertility apps market is more limited, but there are some apps which are well suited to couples and these include Glow and Elawoman.