Post # 1
Hi there! DH & I are about to start TTC – yay! I’m on my last week of active pills and we are going to start trying right away. To begin with, I’m only planning on tracking my cycles and not getting into temps and all of that initially. I’ve been on the pill 8 years, so I really have no idea how long my cycles are anymore. I figured tracking that would be a good palce to start. With that in mind, what recommendations do you all have for easy-to-use, helpful apps to track cycles, predict ovulation, etc? Thanks so much!
Post # 2
Just keep in mind, that unless you are taking your temperatures, the app will only guess on your ovulation date based on averages. It could be pretty inaccurate.
I like the FertilityFriend app. It allows for using all sorts of things like temping, OPK’s, body signs, etc. It will keep track of your cycle lenghts and all that jazz.
Post # 3
UA2Mizzou: Just for tracking my cycle, I use P Tracker. It predicts your ovulation, fertility dates etc based on the average of 3 cycles (and then more as you have more data)
Post # 4
I second what urchin said. Fertility Friend is the best, but any app is just guessing. I ovulated anywhere from CD 9 to CD 25. So the app will be just guessing and may not actually be helpful at all.
Post # 5
I absolutely LOVED the Ovia fertility app.
Post # 7
I like the fertility friend app !
Post # 8
I used fertility friend 🙂
Post # 9
I used P tracker when I was just tracking my period to figure out my cycle length after I went off BCP, but now that I’m trying charting, Fertility Friend seems to be the best option. I like it so far.
If you think you’ll ever chart, you might as well start right off with Fertility Friend instead of switching later.
Post # 10
I use both Fertility Friend and Ovia, and I like both for different features. I would second what LadyBear said, though – if you think you’ll ever switch from just tracking your periods to charting, it would be best to start now with an app that can do all of it (that way you don’t have to switch over and the app would already have all your old data). For that, I’d recommend Fertility Friend.
Post # 11
I also use Fertility Friend! (FF) I like it because it also links from your mobile app to your computer desktop at home. Easily accessible on the go or in your own living room on a bigger screen. 🙂
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
There’s no way to confirm ovulation other than temperature charting or an ultrasound. So definitely invest in a good basal body temperature thermometer and create a free account on FertilityFriend.com. I also highly recommend reading “Taking Care of Your Fertility.” It’s available on Kindle.
Post # 13
Another vote for Fertility Friend. I’m a big fan and really like how functional the phone app is.
Post # 14
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
UA2Mizzou: I personally use the GLOW app. I don’t consider myself slow in the slightest but I found teh Fertilty Friend app completely overwhelming as a new comer to charting. Glow still asks you for all the same information just in a simplified format. We are charting to NOT get pregnant.
Post # 15
I personally use Pink Pad atm.