Period and Ovulation Tracker

Yes this is a thing for those of you who are unaware. I am not sure what the “best” one is, but it is basically just counting right so how hard can that be hahaha.

I have decided to put an app on my phone so that I can keep a track of supposed ovulation times etc. mainly because we have finally got to a fertility specialist and what he did at the first meeting was say exactly the same things that we’ve heard already, then he arranged for us to have some tests done. Most of which we have done previously, but apparently having the results on file was not good enough, we had to do it again so our results can… go on file? Maybe he just likes receiving files with this name as the “attention to:” person on them. I don’t know. I do know that I was majorly PO’d that I paid over $350 for him to parrot back crap I had already heard at us. SIGH. So I figure it I can give him data he can eat his words. Therefore I am looking for a menstrual cycle tracker and a calorie tracker so I can stick the data up his nose when I go back in a couple of weeks!

Anyone got some suggestions. I will be honest and tell you I am looking for $0 cost – especially considering the amount we have paid not only for the initial visit, but also for the follow up testing we had to do.

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20 responses to “Period and Ovulation Tracker

  • My Ectopic Experience

    I use fertility friend. It’s a free app. It’s not a calorie counter but it keeps track of any symptoms plus you can make custom data to keep track of. You can chart your bbt or just keep track of your period. Good luck!

  • vtr87

    Fertility friend! It’s fantastic, free, and has a whole series on temp teaching (if you choose to temp, but you don’t have to to use it). I highly recommend it 🙂

  • kristenlynnwrites

    It’s not free, but cheap…have you tried the ovulation test strips from the drug store? That with recording temperature I hear can be effective. You’ve probably tried these things, but just a thought 🙂

    • ditchthebun

      I have done temperature, counted days, tried the sperm meets egg method AKA every two days of your whole cycle. I haven’t done the test strips yet though because apparently they will tell you that you are ovulating, but it doesn’t mean that you have released an egg. At this point I am thinking I am going to get an app to track the cycles – mainly so I can see that the metformin it working and then try all of the stuff you recommended, plus everything I have tried before all at once haha take that mother nature 🙂 I shall use Science 🙂

  • Amanda

    Fertility friend I think?

  • Erin

    I use a couple. Fertility Friend and LilyPro. Everyone seem to use Fertility Friend but I found it pretty difficult to navigate when I first got it. I still don’t think its super user friendly. I LOVE LilyPro. It’s a really pretty app and very easy to use! It does cost about $5 or $6 for the download but there is no membership fee associated with it like FF. You don’t have to buy the membership for FF but if you don’t there are a number of things unavailable to you.

    Hope that helps!

  • Living in High Heel

    Fertility Friend is the best app in my opinion! As for calorie and activity tracking, I use My Fitness Pal.

    Good luck! Infertility sucks, but hopefully your specialist will come up with a plan for you that works great!

    • ditchthebun

      Thanks for commenting 🙂 A couple of people have mentioned FF so I am definitely checking it out 🙂
      I shall also have a look at My Fitness Pal.
      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

  • bhicks321

    I use Glow. It’s free, it tracks bbt, symptoms, etc and it’s been the most accurate I’ve found. A lot of people I’ve seen use fertility friend but only parts of it are free and the interface isn’t as cohesive as I’d like.

    I completely understand where your coming from with the specialist. I just got my bill for the 15 minutes I spent talking to him. I just…I don’t know any more.

    • ditchthebun

      Oooh I have never head of Glow. Thanks for the recommend I shall check it out.
      Yeah the cost of the specialist has things a bit tight in our house at the moment. How do they expect normal working people to afford the meetings, tests, scans as well as your everyday needs like bills and remain eating a proper low GI diet. I am not going to lie I had kids dinosaur pasta twice this week whilst minding my nieces because I couldn’t afford to make an adult meal. 😀 It was nice though, but pasta is not good for me.

  • morichansgarden

    Have you tried the sympto-thermo method? It combines knowledge of the changes in your pelvic area and a basil thermometer. It works really well for both helping to get pregnant and avoiding pregnancy, since between the two you know when things are going down^^ CCL teaches the method for free I believe.

    • ditchthebun

      I have tried those methods separately and combined them with other things. I am not sure if I have combined the methods that equal the symptothermal method though hahaha. It’s been going on so long that I have tried many things hahaha.
      What is CCL?

      • morichansgarden

        The Couple to Couple League. They teach the method as an ethical birth control method, but they also teach how to use it in reverse if you want children. My mother used to volunteer for them; one of her friends has five kids when she thought she would never have any thanks to the method. No promises obviously, but I thought I would ask^^

  • dianasadventures

    I just use one called period tracker! hahaha, but I’m really horrible at it and half the time don’t even track it :X

    • DitchTheBun

      I have actually been very good with mine (which is surprising) and it has been helpful because whereas prior to Metformin I had extremely irregular cycles I have been able to track it and it shows that my cycles are now spot on which is awesome.

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