Getting pregnant can sometimes be an incredibly trying process. In fact, trying again and again with no results can become infuriating, discouraging, and exhausting.
There is a myriad of TTC apps available to help you track the entire process and keep organized. This can help relieve a bit of the stress involved with trying to stay on top of it all, and making sure conditions are ideal. As an added bonus, reduced stress can help improve fertility.
So, for any of you in Toronto, I am not talking about the Toronto Transit Commission when I say TTC. I am referring to Trying To Conceive.
There is certainly no shortage of TTC apps to choose from. But which fertility app is right for you?
Let’s take a look at 5 of the most popular and highly rated fertility apps out there.
Top 5 Fertility Apps
The following are 5 (actually 6) fertility apps that have been given positive user reviews, and that are also practical and effective:
- Fertility friend
- Clue (honorary mention)
Kindara is a highly sophisticated fertility app, and is often touted as “the future of reproductive health”. This app uses an approach based on the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). FAM keeps you informed of your specific ovulation date.
Kindara functions as an ovulation calculator, keeping track of things like Basal Body Temperature (BBT), cervical height, consistency of cervical fluid, as well as the dates of periods and sexual activity.
Pros: Free, comprehensive, large sharing community, can synch with a thermometer call Wink for easy temperature readings
Cons: Kindara is more of an involved fertility app, so if you are looking for quick and simple, this is probably not it
Glow is a TTC app that integrates personalized data to help diagnose a woman’s fertility cycle, to identify the optimal time to conceive.
Glow can take into account 40 different aspects of health, such as mood, medications, sexual activity, etc., and displays the info in easy to read charts.
Glow is also available for males that would like to track fertility information.
Pros: Free, tracks multiple health signals, synchs with apps like google fit and myfitnesspal, can be used by both women and men, available sharing community
Cons: Users have reported this app to be a little invasive and reprimanding
This app was created by scientists at Harvard, incorporating some of the country’s leading fertility experts. Ovia claims to be the most accurate and efficient TTC app on the market, alleging it gets results up to 3 times faster than other apps.
Ovia tracks a variety of health signs including sleeping and eating habits.
Pros: Free, efficient, heavily researched, can synch with devices like fitbit
Cons: Not much of a sharing community, providing little interaction with other users
Fertility Friend is one of the first fertility apps to become available to the public, with over 15 years experience in the field. This pioneer fertility app organizes all your inputted data into personalized charts and calendars, offering interpretations and tips specific to your situation.
Pros: Free, experienced, versatile, comprehensive, popular
Cons: Must pay for premium membership to access community message boards
The ElaWoman fertility app comes highly ranked by users. It provides extremely accurate tracking results, and boasts a high success rate for couples trying to conceive.
ElaWoman also offers a very large and active online community to share information with.
Pros: Free, accurate, excellent community, user friendly
Cons: Not as much information available as other apps
Clue gets an honorary mention due to its sheer simplicity. Very streamlined and user friendly, this is a great app for those not looking for bells and whistles, and want to get straight to it.
Its sleek design allows for easy navigation and data input.
Pros: Free, user friendly, appealing design
Cons: Maybe not as comprehensive as some of the other apps
Apps like anything else is a personal preference. This is a guideline to help you try some of the most used and trusted apps out there to trust your fertility to. Try some of these out and see what works best for you. Finding the right fit can help you maneuver through your fertility with much more ease.