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Can Fertility Apps Help Women Conceive?


Remember the saying, “There’s an app for that?” Well, it appears that there are even mobile applications that claim to help women get pregnant. Now we’ve seen it all! These apps provide tips, articles, and tracking of ovulation. If you are considering growing your family, the fertility specialists at SIRM St. Louis say give these apps a try:

  1. Kindara- this app wants to sell you on their thermometer, Wink. If you don’t want to purchase it, you can manually input you Basal Body Temperature (BBT) each morning. It also allows women to track cervical fluid and other symptoms related to ovulation.
  2. Fertility Friend- this app offers free and premium features. Fertility Friend, known as one of the first online fertility charting apps, allows you to track fertility signs each day and claims to predict your most fertile window after a few months of consistent tracking.
  3. Natural Cycles- this app claims to decipher whether or not you can get pregnant each day based on the BBT you entered. It will also notify you when you have ovulated and predicts your next date of ovulation.
  4. Ovia- this free app wants women to chart their periods, ovulation, cervical fluid, and BBT in order to track fertile windows. Upgraded features are also available.
  5. Glow- another free app that tracks BBT and periods. You can also input symptoms that can help detect ovulation.
  6. Clue- yet another free app that tracks menstrual cycle and cervical fluid. It claims to get more accurate the more you use it.

If you are just beginning your journey to parenthood, these apps may help you understand ovulation and your personal cycle. But if you have been trying to conceive for more than six months to a year, it is time to see a fertility specialist. Request an appointment at SIRM St. Louis for a fertility consultation.

*The physicians at SIRM St. Louis do not endorse any of these apps. They are not meant to be a replacement for professional medical advice.