Desperate to Get Pregnant? There’s An App for That

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Technology. It’s such a vital, integral part of our everyday lives now. From connecting with friends, to work, to paying for a pizza or hearing our favorite music, the majority of what most of us do everyday has to do with technology. Now, that technology is moving into the fertility world, in the form of apps to help women get pregnant.

1. Fertility Technology

Fertility apps are relatively new, but the things they help with are many and varied. Smartphone apps and wearable sensors help to make the entire process easier. Women who are trying to conceive most likely already know about the “science” of it all.

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The way to chart basal body temperature, cervical mucus, pinpointing fertile days, all of these things combine to affect a woman’s fertility. These apps are so good for women, especially women who are busy and don’t feel like they have time to fully focus on their fertility otherwise.

2. Some Of the Best

There are literally hundreds of fertility apps on the market today, and it can be hard to choose which one is best. Here are some of our favorites:

Pink Pad Period: An all in one fertility app that includes a social network. Pink Pad Period even allows women to share important dates with their partner. This app has both a free “lite” version and a paid “pro” version.

Period Tracker: This simple app allows women to log the start of their periods, and make guesses about their fertility based on their periods.

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My Fertile Foods: This app focuses on a woman’s diet and how important of a role it plays in fertility. Women should be eating a well balanced and healthy diet, and this app helps women to make sure they are meeting their nutritional goals.

iPeriod: This is a great app and many women really enjoy it for tracking their periods. It has been called on of the “top iPhone apps for busy women”. It also allows women to send themselves reminders and updates.

3. The Truth About Fertility Apps

The truth about it is that these apps are super popular and allow many women to track and chart their fertility in a more casual way than say, using a basal body thermometer or an ovulation predictor kit. Women feel less pressure when they are using a smartphone app, since it is something they are already familiar with and know how to access. These apps have thousands of users and adding more each month, and we will just continue to see them growing in popularity.

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Dr. Karen Leham is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocronology and Infertility. Dr. Leham completed her residency at Loyola University, followed by a fellowship at UCLA.