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Ovulation Calendar Apps Comparison

When you’re pregnant, you’ll find there are plenty of apps to help give you advice and keep you updated about what’s going on in your body. Fortunately for those trying to conceive, there’s also a broad selection that can advise you about how to get pregnant, but choosing the right one can be difficult.

Ovulation calendar apps serve as an important function for your fertility – if they can tell you accurately when you’re going to ovulate, you can use that information to give yourself the best chance of conceiving. The four to five days leading up to when you ovulate and the day after is what’s known as your fertile window – the time when your fertility is at its peak and when you have the highest chance of getting pregnant naturally. It’s important to compare what’s on offer and make sure you’re picking an app that doesn’t just record your data easily and accessibly but can also predict your next ovulation with accuracy. If it gives you a false or misleading output, it’s going to harm your chances of getting pregnant – or, if you’re using this information as part of your birth control planning, it could result in an unwanted or ill-timed pregnancy!

Today OvuSense is taking a look at some of the qualities you need to look for when you’re comparing ovulation calendar apps to find the one that best suits your needs.

Information Logging

The most essential, basic function you need is the ability to log the key events of your menstrual cycle as the weeks pass. Simply being able to record the date your period begins gives you access to a higher level of insight into your cycle: the length of time between the start of each period is the length of your cycle, and whether this is regularly the same length, or changeable. If your cycle is regular, you might not need much more input to find out when you ovulate – if it’s irregular, you’ll need an app that can work harder for you.

Compare what each app does with the basic information you give it. If it helps you to understand the length and frequency of your cycle, then it’s doing a good job. In comparison, if it just leaves marks on a calendar for you to interpret, you’re not getting the most out of the app market.

Additional Information

If you have an irregular cycle for any reason, be it stress, medication side effects or health conditions like PCOS, you’ll need to use additional information to get an accurate read on when you’re going to ovulate.

OvuSense recommends you look for apps (like OvuSense’s own) that incorporate your Basal Body Temperature readings, as this can give you an accurate read on when you’re going to ovulate even if health conditions make it harder to predict.

Find out more about core temperature technology and fertility here