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Can’t Get Pregnant? There’s a Fertility App for That

If only it were that simple.

20230188_sFertility applications, on the market now and coming later in 2015, help track ovulation and pinpoint your most fertile days. From Wink’s wireless basal body temperature thermometer to Ovia’s sexual activity and mood monitor, these data collection tools can assist in optimizing natural fertility.

We found a nice roundup of fertility apps and gadgets, and wanted to share them with you here. For couples with no barriers to getting pregnant, applications such as Glow, KNOWHEN, Clue and Daysy can help take the guesswork out of finding your fertile window each month. The Texas Fertility Center staff likes the emphasis on daily health tips and wellness strategies.

You can never have too much encouragement to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle!

Before you add these apps to your holiday wish list, though, keep in mind that you can obtain the same information from over-the-counter ovulation predictor kits and by paying attention to menstrual cycle patterns and cervical mucus consistency. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine provides this useful fact sheet on optimizing natural fertility:

Also, remember that one-third of all cases of infertility have male factors as the root cause, and so even if the woman is ovulating, pregnancy may not occur without a proactive fertility treatment plan.

At Texas Fertility Center, we treat a disease that reduces or inhibits natural conception. Before couples see one of our fertility specialists (reproductive endocrinologists), often times they know

1) When her ovulation occurs
2) Have noticed that she does not ovulate at all, or irregularly
3) Have tried for months to time intercourse with ovulation in attempts to get pregnant

Interventionto induce ovulation with medication and/or time intrauterine insemination with ovulation has helped bring more than 24,000 babies into the world at TFC.

So you know: Most couples will get pregnant within a year. Predicting when you ovulate and having sex on the days before and the day of ovulation will boost the odds for conception. If you have been trying longer than a year, or six months for women over 35, skip the app and contact an expert at TFC.

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