These Fertility Apps Will Make Your Life Less Stressful

Trying to get pregnant? Trying to avoid pregnancy? Just trying to predict your next period? Whatever your plans for the future are at this very moment, you probably have questions. Luckily, the great, wide world of mobile apps has answers for you.

No app can replace your doctor, but keeping track of your fertility cues on your phone can certainly help keep you on top of your family planning between appointments. Not only do fertility trackers motivate you to log your body's rhythms and changes throughout the month, but they can help you see larger patterns in your cycle, too — and that's info that your doctor will love to have on hand the next time you're in for a checkup.

(And it doesn't hurt that most apps on the market help you plan ahead, with reminders that alert you to everything from medication refills to upcoming ovulation periods.)

Ahead, find the right fertility tracker for your needs. And, if the time comes, check out our guide to the best pregnancy apps, too.

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Groove - Period & Fertility Tracker

Whether you're tracking your period, preventing pregnancy, or trying to conceive, this app is worth the download. It allows you to review symptoms and cycles from previous months, so that you can pick up on your body's patterns and compare them to what's to be expected (the info-packed reference section will answer all your questions).
My Cycles Period and Ovulation Tracker

This app helps you track ovulation symptoms big and small, from cervical mucus to headaches, and allows you to enter personalized notes specific to your body. Its easy-to-use interface allows you to see your menstruation and ovulation cycles in the same display, so you have the whole picture for your month ahead.
Ovia Fertility

Log your symptoms, temperature, blood pressure, moods, and general health info for clear-cut calculations of your next fertile window. Plus, this apps allows for data sharing and syncing between you and your partner, so you're always on the same page as you try to conceive.
Dot Period & Fertility Tracker

Using a unique family planning and birth control method known as Dynamic Optimal Timing, Dot helps users anticipate their risk of pregnancy on a day-to-day basis. Simply input your period's start date, and the app does the rest. It's designed to work with cycles from 20 to 40 days, and accounts for variations in cycle length.