Each time I wish there was an easier way to track something, whether it be my schedule, period, exercise, steps, sleep, or ovulation, I remember that there's probably an app for that. Especially for those who want to get pregnant, struggle to conceive, or actually want to avoid having a baby, ovulation tracking apps can really help map things out for you.
Experts say that infertility is common and timing is everything, according to Medical News Today. But the struggle arises when trying to pinpoint the right time to conceive, because the window is limited. An ovulation app tracks your period and general cycle to pinpoint your ovulation window — or in other words, the prime time to make a baby. According to Clearblue, "ovulation is the name of the process that happens usually once in every menstrual cycle, when hormone changes trigger an ovary to release an egg." Luckily there are plenty of ovulation apps out there to help direct you toward the best time to try.
First, you need to find the right app for you. Some of them focus solely on ovulation, while others have additional perks including tracking your period, reminding you to take your birth control, and more. So if you want to track your ovulation cycle, whether it's to get pregnant or avoid a new addition, here are the apps available to you. Each boasts it's own unique perks and one is probably more suited for you than the other, even if you're just basing it on how pretty it is, because to a lot of us, that matters, too! Also, they're all free, so don't be shy about downloading and playing with a few to determine which one you like best.