As a woman, I think it’s important that we know how our bodies work; so when Natural Cycles got in touch asking me to give my opinion on their fertility app, I thought it would be interesting to see how it all works and share my thoughts.
Firstly, a little background information for you guys; Natural Cycles hormone-free fertility app was invented by a Swedish Husband & Wife team, Dr Raoul Scherwitzl and Dr Elina Berglund and the app has helped over 5,000 Swedish women conceive within three months or less, on average. The app has now just been launched here in the UK.
Natural Cycles works by identifying when a woman is both ovulating and fertile by tracking her period and temperature. To track your own ‘body clock’ you’d be required to take your temperature each morning, from under your tongue and enter your results into the app. The app then uses a unique algorithm to determine if you are ovulating, due your period or fertile on that day.
Astonishing to me, Natural Cycles has shown to be as effective as the contraceptive pill and has the ability to pinpoint ovulation with accuracy that methods used at clinics and hospitals would achieve also. You can read more on the science behind it, here. I think any woman that’s able to track their ovulation and days of fertility is an amazing thing and all from taking your daily temperature and adding it into this app.
According to Natural Cycles you are able to not only start using the app as soon as you have access to it but also if you have irregular periods or suffer from endometriosis, PMS and even PCOS. The information gathered through the Natural Cycles app could be useful information to share with your GP if required.
Natural Cycles is offering women in the UK a refund if they don’t conceive in the first 9 months of use as well as 50% off a yearly subscription by visiting and inputting this code (valid until 31 December) SuperbusymumNC.
I personally think this app is a great idea. It seems like something that could really benefit couples who are trying to conceive and it’s certainly something I would have appreciated being available when I was trying to conceive my children. I think knowing when you’re ovulating or fertile is a super essential thing to know when you’re trying for a baby and being able to find out just by taking your temperature and having the algorithm evaluate your results via an app for you, is pretty amazing.
What do you think of having an app like this, helping you to determine your most fertile time of the month? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
*This is a collaborative post.