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The Best Ovulation App to Get Pregnant

Getting pregnant isn’t always as easy as you’d want it to be. If you have a condition like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome it can be very challenging, because you don’t ovulate as often. Even if you have no easily diagnosed bars to your fertility, you might find yourself waiting longer than you’d choose for a positive result on your pregnancy test.

One of the most important things you can do to try and improve your chances of getting pregnant is identify when you ovulate. If you know when you’re going to ovulate, you can work out your ‘fertile window’ – the days around when you ovulate when the fertile lifespan of both egg and sperm overlap, meaning they can meet when they have the best chance of creating an embryo.

Fortunately, this process is much more convenient and accessible than it used to be, as there are plenty of smartphone apps available to help you track when you’re going to ovulate and let you target that period of high fertility that surrounds your ovulation date.

Choosing the right app for your needs is not necessarily an easy task. Today OvuSense is taking a look at what you need to look for in an ovulation tracking app.

Data Entry

The first thing you need to be able to do is enter simple datapoints, like the date your period starts. Even a simple calendar will allow you to do this, but a specialised tracking app will let you see how many days pass between periods, which means you know the length of your cycle. This is important information, as it tells you whether your period is regular or variable, and if you have a very regular cycle, can help you find out when you’re going to ovulate.

Linked Systems

To get the most accurate tracking and predictions, you need more data than simply when your period starts – especially if your cycle is less than regular. The best ovulation tracking app will sync with a sensor that provides more information. In OvuSense’s case this is a thermometer that records your Basal Body Temperature.

Your BBT can give you a better measure of when your body is preparing to ovulate than hormone based tests – the pregnancy test-like OPKs – because it’s not affected by hormone conditions like PCOS, which is why OvuSense recommends it.

Our sensor feeds back to the app, showing you how your core temperature changes across the length of your cycle, and provides an accurate prediction of when your next fertile window will be.

Find out more about core temperature technology and fertility here