Free Ovulation Apps To Track Your Fertility
Hi friends! I'm sharing my top 5 favorite apps to help track your fertility - and best part is...they're all free!
If you've been following along this last year, then you know we've been actively trying to conceive for the last 9 months! We are blessed to have two beautiful boys, and we are currently trying for our third (and probably final) pregnancy. It's been a crazy year for our family though, with my husband having to switch jobs, our youngest starting preschool, and me starting to vlog!
There have been tough times, I'll admit. I swear - as soon as I even thought about becoming pregnant again, it was like everyone around me was popping up on social media with pregnancy announcements. Reading through 9 months worth of pregnancy announcements can be kind of disheartening!
I have realized that there is purpose in my season of waiting, however. I can feel God working on my heart, my priorities, and my patience.
I'm not a patient person. I like things to happen on my time - but God doesn't care about my plans, he cares about His plan. And while I won't ever be able to completely comprehend His plan or timing, I have faith in His design.
BUT - that doesn't mean I'm not doing my part in making sure I am ready when the time comes. Part of being ready is being able to effectively track my cycle and ovulation times. I also do fertility yoga every morning.
I know how difficult it can be to guess when you are most fertile. Sure, you can try every single day, and that's honestly the best method you can use so you for sure don't miss your ovulation day, but I think it really helps mentally to know your range of fertile days. That way, you have 'a goal' in mind. It also really helps to understand your body, and know when you can test for pregnancy.
For these reasons, I've been tracking my fertility a number of different ways, and I've found that fertility apps are easy and pretty accurate! I'll share which one is my go-to (and all-time fave) in this list as well, but all of these are great references.
I wanted to share some of the best apps I've found for tracking your fertility.
It's important for me to note that this is opinion-based, and I am NOT a medical professional. Apps are a great way to help you understand your body, your cycle, and when you might be ovulating so you can best estimate the time to try, try, try for that baby!
Without further ado, here are the best apps for TTC!
Ava Bracelet App
I'll go ahead and start with my favorite app - the Ava Fertility App (affiliate link)! If you already follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen or heard me mention this before! This is by far the most comprehensive app I've used, but to be fair, it is so accurate because it works in conjunction with the Ava fertility tracker bracelet which retails for $299 right now. The bracelet features a temperature sensor, a photoplethysmographic sensor, and an accelerometer to help track your cycle in its entirety.
- Resting pulse rate
- Skin temperature
- Breathing rate
- Sleep (light vs. deep)
- HRV ratio (heart rate variability, or the time interval between heartbeats)
- Body Symptoms (nausea, dizziness, breast tenderness, bloating, ovulation pain, headache, cramps, etc)
- Cervical fluid (sticky, creamy, egg white, or watery)
- Pregnancy test results
- Custom log (so you can jot down notes if you need to for your cycle)
- Sex (protected vs. unprotected)
As you can tell, it's pretty thorough!
Ava uses physiological parameters to help determine when your most fertile days are, and plans out when your next period will be! While it takes only a moment to sync with the Bluetooth on your phone, it takes a couple of months to fully 'sync' with your body for the most accurate predictions.
Pair it with your smartphone, wear it overnight each night, and sync it with your phone in the morning.
I've found that there are a few nights I forget to wear it, and it is still able to effectively predict my ovulation and period.
If you forget to wear it for multiple days, however, the app will inform you that the 'nightly data is insufficient'. You can see in the screenshot above that I've provided, in the lower left corner the app is stating that 'nightly data is sufficient'.
You can continue to wear the bracelet after you conceive as well, since there is a 'pregnancy mode'.
Flo Period Tracker & Ovulation Tracker
This app has EXCELLENT reviews, and helps track your cycle in its entirety for free! Currently, it ranks at #9 in Health & Fitness apps in the App Store.
You can easily track your symptoms, period, and the app will estimate when your ovulation is. And once you get pregnant, there's a Pregnancy Mode where you can track your pregnancy from week to week.
Ovia Fertility App & Cycle Tracker
I used this app when trying to conceive baby #2 (aka Jaxson)! I found it to be really user-friendly and very accurate with forecasting my cycle and ovulation days.
Glow Fertility App
I've added Glow to this list because of its great reviews and community center.If you're familiar with Babycenter's online forums and enjoy the anonymous posting and sharing, then I think you'd enjoy Glow! They have a community tab where you can join groups and share with other Glow app users.
I found them to be reasonably accurate when predicting the start and end of my cycle, and within a day or two of estimating my ovulation days.
I have friends that swear by the app too, so I definitely think it's worth a try!
Clue Period Tracker & Calendar
A dear friend told me about Clue. Much like the other apps I've listed here, you can track your period, body symptoms, sex, and even your energy levels.
Clue stands above these other guys in that it was voted the top free period and ovulation tracker app by the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal (a publication of the America College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)).
Thank you so much for reading - I hope you found a few apps to try on your TTC journey! Feel free to share any apps you think I missed (remember, I'm listing only the BEST), and a little about your TTC journey in the comments below!