Post # 1
OK, so here’s the deal. I’m almost finished with my last YAZ packet and then I’m getting off those delicious little hormones so that DH and I can make a babyPrudence. I’ve got my pre-TTC gyno appointment on Friday and we’ll go from there. Here is my question:
I know there are iPhone apps for helping chart your ovulation. I found one that was called Ladytimer. The problem with this is you have to know how long your cycle is right away. I don’t! I’ve been on birth control since forever and I dont even remember how regular I was before the magic that is YAZ. Is there an app out there that lets you enter the information manually? (I mean whenever you DO get your period) I am pretty sure its not going to be regular right away after getting off the BC.
Thoughts? Anyone? Please help
Post # 3
I love my iperiod app and my period tracker app. I also have the WTEWYE app, but that’s more for prengnancy. I love my iperiod because it’s eay to plug in the numbers and dates and it calculates everything for you! 🙂
Post # 4
@firsttimemom: FANCY! I will look it up right now! Thank you :)))
Post # 5
Also, FertilityFriend has a period tracker app– I think “Free Menstrual Calendar” is what it’s called. After you enter your information for a month, it will start telling you when you are most likely to be fertile (it gives a 5 day window) and when to expect your period (also gives a window of a day or 2).
If you decide to start tracking your BBT or ovulation kits, Fertility Friend and this app can also take that information into account, and I found that it becomes more accurate then.
Post # 6
Yup, like the others, I’ve used FertilityFriend’s app and now I switched to iPeriod. I just put in the first day of my period each month and it calculates my average cycle length.
Post # 8
@JurisPrudence: BBT is Basal Body temperature
If you use a basal thermometer, you can track your temperature when you wake up each morning. A peak in your temperature means your ovulating. There’s more to it but that’s just the jist of it.
Post # 9
I used FemCal when I stopped taking my Yaz. I think the free version I used was called FemCalLite.
Post # 10
Fertility Friend has an iPhone app that you can sink with their online platform.
I’ve found that one the most helpful thus far! 🙂
ETA: Oops should have read the thread first!
For those that switched to iPeriod after FF. Can you explain why you made the move? Thanks!
Post # 11
I use period tracker, I really like it. You can put in your usual cycle length, luteal phase, etc but you don’t have to. You can also update it later if you want. I have used it for 18 months (obviously not successfully, but I don’t think I can blame the app for that) and it has been great.