Want To Get Pregnant? Track Your Fertility With Glow IPhone App
Want to get pregnant? Glow is an iPhone app that attempts to combine magic and science to create highly accurate and personalized fertility predictions, to solve a very intimate problem - to help couples get pregnant.
The mobile app, available on iPhone since August, predicts a woman's daily fertility level based on personal information she enters, then pools the data collected anonymously from the entire user base to improve it's algorithm.
Infertility is defined differently in different parts of the world. In the US, it is when a woman under the age of 35 has not conceived after 12 months of contraception free intercourse, or when a woman over the age of 35 has not conveived after 6 months of contraceptive free intercourse.
Since launch, more than 1000 women have become pregant with the help of the fertility tracking app, and Glow have added user stories to their website, a collection of touching, personal tales of pregnancy.
An updated version of their fertility tracking app is now available for download. It includes the ability to write daily notes, has an improved interface to track periods, and allows you to import your data from other fertility apps. It also includes a new feature called Glow Community, where couples can share their experiences with other parents-to-be, right inside the iPhone app.
Period tracking apps are nothing new for fertility tracking, but it seems the slick interface, the data analytics, and the human network to share stories and experiences with is a magical combination within Glow, helping women to better understand their ovulation cycles and their bodies.
In many cultures, the inability to conceive bears a stigma. It seems like Glow could be a great step forward in giving these intimate problems the attention they deserve.
On the other hand, if Glow could eventually be used by women to track when they are not fertile, it could be a useful invention to address birth control. You can get Glow here.