TTC? There's an app for that. In fact, the fertility app space has never been, well, more fertile. One of these 10 picks may help you conceive this year.
We have an app for everything now, including baby-making. If you're TTC—that's "trying to conceive" for the newbies—and eager to get pregnant as efficiently as possible (and let's face it, in the age of Google Calendar, isn't that all of us?), these apps can help you with pretty much everything you need to conceive quickly, except for, ahem, doing the deed itself. That's on you.
So tap that App Store icon ... get ready, get set, conceive!
Cost: The basic app is free, but a $45-a-year premium membership gives you VIP access to message boards and advanced features like an intercourse timing analyzer and detailed analysis of your fertility signals, including those that may point to a potential pregnancy.
What makes it different: With 15-plus years of experience and 650,000 pregnancies and counting, Fertility Friend pioneered the concept of online fertility charting.
Cost: Free with the option of contributing to a mutual assistance program, which can be used towards fertility treatments if Glow doesn't help you conceive in 10 months.
What makes it different: Glow is brought to you, oddly enough, by the co-founder of PayPal, Max Levchin. The app also engages men to take charge of their fertility, with new support just for them. Like the gals, men log data about their health, which is intended to reveal potential stumbling blocks to conceiving. A super cool feature is that a man's data can be linked to his partner's, to produce a full picture of your fertility as a couple.
What makes it different: Kindara works alongside an oral thermometer called Wink, which retails for $129 and syncs automatically to the app.
What it does: By plugging your data into an algorithm that calculates and predicts your own unique cycle, Clue promises a more tailored approach to conception: "The more you use it, the smarter it gets," it boasts.
What makes it different: Clue collects data about a woman's mood in addition to other fertility signs, and is even optimized for Apple Watch.
What it does: Created by a fertility wellness expert, Conceivable looks at underlying factors that can affect your fertility.
Cost: $199 a month
What makes it different: Users get much more than a fertility tracker: they receive 3 herbal formulas each month, which, according to the company's website, are "focused on removing specific obstacles to your natural fertility," such as irregular ovulation, painful periods, and weak menstrual cycles.
What it does: Period Tracker takes the guess work out of when to expect a visit from your monthly friend and makes it easier to figure out when you are most fertile using simple data entry and charting.
Cost: $1.99 to download from iTunes
What makes it different: A nifty feature exports your period dates and notes to email for doctor visits.
What it does: Ovia incorporates multiple fertility and key health indicators, like eating and sleeping habits, to predict ovulation and claims it can get users pregnant up to 3 times faster than the national average. Just ask its Harvard-educated CEO, who developed the app's proprietary algorithms to help him and his wife conceive.
Cost: Free. Users can purchase a 99¢ upgrade, which includes personalized articles and extras, custom themes, and the ability to export data to Excel.
What makes it different: The company says its algorithm is based on data collected from millions of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive, which it says is "the largest data set that's ever been collected on this population."
What it does: A hand-held monitor, OvaCue, measures saliva and cervical mucus, which works in conjunction with a portable adapter and the OvaGraph app to predict ovulation up to 7 days in advance. Because peeing on an ovulation strip is so 2014!
Cost: The OvaCue fertility monitor costs $299
What makes it different: OvaGraph is teaming up with author Toni Weschler to become the official charting tool and community for her book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Weschler's Fertility Awareness Method, which is used in the charting logic, has helped millions of women conceive.
What it does: Daysy is a fertility monitor synced to an app, which learns from and tracks your menstrual cycle. Using daily oral temperature readings and data entry, Daysy claims to show if you are fertile or not with an accuracy of 99.3 percent.
What makes it different: The app makes it easy to share your fertility data with your mate. Hubba, hubba.
What it does: Employing bio-statistical algorithm, Natural Cycles uses women's unique temperature readings to determine when she has ovulated and when she is likely to ovulate in her next cycle, pinpointing when a women can and can't get pregnant, with 99.9% accuracy.
Cost: Free for the first month, monthly and yearly subscriptions available from $6.90 per month.
What makes it different: According to the company, this is the world's only birth control app that uses analytics instead of chemicals to plan (or prevent) pregnancies.