Menstrual cycle monitoring and fertility-tracking on-line

There are several “apps” and online programs available to assist you in tracking your fertility. For example you might want to check out:,,, and On your own calendar, you can use these programs to chart your basal body temperature (BBT), menstrual cycle, lifestyle factors that may impact your menstrual cycle (e.g., travel, illness, stress levels, exercise, etc.), your cervical mucus, timing of intercourse, and body-related symptoms and sensations (e.g., cramps, nausea, headaches). However, to be useful in predicting when you’re ovulating or particular aspects of your menstrual cycle, you don’t need to include all of these factors – only those that seem to be most relevant for your own needs and your fertility goals. At a minimum, it would be helpful to track the first day of each period.

Keeping a fertility calendar may be useful for family planning because it can assist you with identifying your most fertile days. For example, by charting your BBT you can identify when you ovulate, which can help you determine the best days to have intercourse or do an insemination – if you are trying to get pregnant. Keeping track of your fertility also allows you to compile information about yourself that you could bring with you to medical appointments with your doctor if you suffer from PMS, painful periods, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), migraines, or any other health conditions that may be related to your menstrual cycle.

It is important to note that the information gathered from online fertility calendars and ovulation predictors may not be completely accurate. Therefore, it is best to use these programs as guides to assist you with your health and fertility-related goals.

To learn more about fertility “apps” that you can download to your smartphone device, click here.

To read more about how to determine when you are ovulating, click here.

Read more about your “fertility window” here and here.


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