If you’re on the baby making trail you may be wondering, what are the best apps for getting pregnant and fertility tracking?
It’s a good question. Because we all know this topic can be confusing as hell.
You spend half your life trying NOT to get pregnant, then all of a sudden, have to completely change direction and actively work on getting knocked up.
As a teenager, you probably imagined that all you needed to do was look at a penis and BAM you’d fall pregnant. As an adult however, you’ve probably realised that there’s a little bit more to it than that. Being that our lives are pretty much run by apps these days (God bless you Uber Eats), it makes sense to bring them into the baby making game.
So, what are the best apps for getting pregnant and fertility tracking? We’ve rounded up the top apps that can help on your quest to fall pregnant. Start scrolling peeps because these nifty trackers, timers and tips are sure to have double lines appearing pronto.
What are the Best Apps for Getting Pregnant and Fertility Tracking? We love:
Glow touts itself as THE app for ‘fertility and beyond.’ The fertility calendar and daily health log allows you to track dates and record data to pinpoint exactly when you’re ovulating (and therefore when the best time to get jiggy with it actually is). The app also provides access to a thriving community of fellow TTC (trying to conceive) pals.
What makes it different? The Glow app offers the functionality to connect your partner to the app so that they can record their own data and have access to plenty of TTC info. Making a baby is a two person event after all.
Cost: Free to download on both the App store and Google Play.
Basic but brilliant is what the tagline should be for this nifty app. It allows women to track their ovulation and period dates, basal body temperature and sexual activities and then imports the data into an easy to read graph for future reference.
What makes it different? The graph baby! This functionality allows you to see the ‘bigger’ picture and can also be printed off to take to doctor or hospital appointments.
Cost: Free to download (with in app purchases) on both the App store and Google Play.
Us woman are a diverse bunch so why would our cycles be any different? This is the premise with which the Clue app is based. Clue, according to its website, is the only period tracker app that uses science to help you discover the unique patterns in your menstrual cycle.
What makes it different? Clue uses an algorithm that learns from the data YOU input. The more you use it, the smarter it gets. The app also goes beyond tracking the usual symptoms and allows you to input your mood, exercise levels and a variety of other health factors, all of which can impact fertility and ovulation.
Cost: Subscriptions start from $9.99 (USD) for one month. Clue is available on both the App store and Google Play.
The Ovia fertility app is all about data. From periods and ovulation symptoms to your mood, eating and sleeping habits, Ovia encourages you to input it all to help create a completely unique fertility blueprint.
What makes it different? Ovia claims that it helps get users pregnant up to three times faster than the national average thanks to its algorithm which is based on data collected from millions of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive.
Cost: Free to download on both the App store and Google Play.
The Kindara fertility awareness app is all about helping familiarise you with your body and its natural rhythms and cycles. Kindara allows you to track your basal body temperature and cervical fluid to pinpoint your fertile window.
What makes it different? Kindara works in conjunction with the ‘Wink’ thermometer which is the first basal body temperature thermometer to sync with an app. Using the two together can help you track far more accurately. You can also use Kindara post pregnancy to augment natural family planning.
Cost: Free to download on both the App store and Google Play. The Wink device costs $129.
Natural Cycles claims to be the only certified contraceptive app in the world. Contraceptive? Well yes, but if you’re on the baby making train, you can use the algorithm and data to actually HAVE sex instead of avoiding it. Natural Cycles aims to combine scientific research and mobile tech to empower women worldwide to understand their bodies, menstrual cycles and fertility.
What makes it different? Natural Cycles uses your individual temperature readings and a specifically designed bio-statistical algorithm to show when you have ovulated and when you will again. This data can be used to determine exactly when you can and can’t get pregnant.
Cost: Free to download on both the App store and Google Play for the first month then $13.99 per month.
The Rolls Royce of fertility apps. Conceivable is a complete ‘modern fertility wellness’ program that ‘combines a proprietary methodology for identifying the underlying causes of infertility, with intelligent, personalised wellness recommendations that give women the power to improve natural fertility.’ Conceivable is the next step for couples who may be struggling to fall pregnant and want to cover all bases before seeking further treatment.
What makes it different? Conceivable utilises nearly 20 years of clinical practice and a continuously growing body of medical research to help get results. The program addresses the three key areas that are scientifically proven to affect one’s natural ability to fall (and stay) pregnant, including basal body temperature, cycle health and specific lifestyle factors.
Cost: $199 (USD) per month to download from the App store (not android friendly yet)
Ovacue is a fertility monitoring system which syncs an electronic fertility monitor with your app to provide highly accurate and personalised data.
What makes it different? Ovacue uses saliva (as opposed to urine) and cervical mucus to monitor electrolyte levels. Your electrolyte levels are impacted by oestrogen which makes them a reliable determiner of ovulation. Ovacue allows you to identify your most fertile days AND confirm that ovulation has actually occurred, increasing your chances of a BFP (big fat positive).
Cost: $299 (USD) for the monitor.
Dot actually stands for ‘Dynamic Optimal Timing’, a patent pending method that calculates your individual conception risks for each day of your cycle.
What makes it different? Dot helps you plan or prevent pregnancy entirely through your smartphone based on your period start date. It’s simple, easy to understand and can maximise your chances of finding your fertile window.
Cost: Free to download on the App Store and Google Play.
Want to boost your baby making game with more than an app? You might like to check out some more fertility tips and tricks? Check out our six sex tips to fall pregnant faster.