What the femSense app can do for you – support your fertility awareness or help you get pregnant

A woman showing a screen from the femSense app in one hand and a packet of femsense patches in the other

Many women are not aware of what is happening with their own body during their cycle. They know to expect their period once a month but that’s about it. And yet it is not that difficult to track your cycle, to recognize the signs your body is giving you during the different phases and ultimately to know when you are fertile.

We have redesigned and introduced new features to the femSense app so that it can now be used by women who want to track their cycle, detect ovulation and know when they are fertile – regardless of whether they are trying to get pregnant or not. The new app offers everything a woman needs to track her cycle, make notes, observations and use the temperature method to support her fertility awareness. Here are 5 good reasons to choose femSense to track your fertility:

1. femSense is no longer just for women who are trying to get pregnant

Up until now femSense was aimed at women trying to get pregnant. The app, in combination with the sensor patches, can predict then measure and confirm that ovulation has taken place. Armed with this valuable information couples could better plan intercourse to result in a pregnancy. femSense has already been able to help in over 10,000 pregnancies! Knowing when you ovulate not only means that you know the days when you are fertile and most likely to get pregnant, it also means you know the days when you are not fertile and getting pregnant is unlikely.

All you have to do is wear the medically certified femSense patch for 5 to 7 days during your fertile window. The sensor patch, which looks like a plaster, is activated by your mobile phone using NFC. While activated the patch continuously measures your body temperature, day and night, until it recognizes the tiny rise in temperature which means that ovulation has occurred. The temperature measurements are transferred to the app twice a day simply by holding your phone briefly against the patch.

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2. femSense will tell you when you are fertile

When it comes to fertility you can rely on femSense! Our algorithm bases its calculations on your personal details. When you register you enter data such as average cycle length and the date of your last period and the app makes its first predictions based on this information. The longer you use the app, and the more information you give it, the better it gets to know your cycle. Using the senor patch means that ovulation is not just predicted but measured and confirmed and, where necessary, corrected. A daily glance at the app will give you your fertility update – whether today is a “High Fertility” or “Low Fertility” day. The calendar overview will show your fertile window, the days you are most likely to get pregnant. In the “Get Pregnant” mode the fertile window is narrowed down to the 4 most fertile days so that you can plan intercourse to result in a pregnancy. In the “Fertility Awareness” mode the fertile window is slightly longer to allow for shifts in your cycle. femSense is designed to support your fertility awareness by measuring your temperature to determine ovulation, it is not intended as a form of contraception by itself.

A woman is looking at the screen of her femSense app which say Low Fertility. In the background a young man is waiting for her in a bed.

3. Fertility tracking is simple and straightforward with femSense

“What? Your cycle is a whole week longer than mine!” Don’t worry, that is completely normal. Every woman is an individual and her cycle is as individual as she is. But tracking your cycle makes sense, not only so that you are never surprised by your period again but also so that you can see patterns during your cycle. You get to know your own body better and you begin to understand the signals your body gives you. femSense allows you to enter all this cycle information in the calendar - the length of your period, any symptoms of PMS, moods or physical changes, activities and sleeping patterns, and much more.

The more information you put into the app the more accurate it gets at predictions and the more information you get back out. You will soon know when your period is due, how long it usually lasts and how heavy it is each day. This is not only useful when planning a visit to your gynecologist but also when planning a date or a weekend away.

4. femSense will help you to get to know your own body better

Whether you are planning a family or family planning – it is always good to know your own cycle! If you want to try hormone free birth control and the sympto-thermal method of family planning, it is essential. femSense can support you in this by doing all the temperature measuring, charting, and analyzing necessary for the temperature method while you can enter cycle details such as cervical mucus and other cycle-relevant details in the app for more detailed cycle information. In the app’s statistics, you can see an overview of all important data and recognize recurring patterns much more quickly and easily.

5. When you are ready to have a baby, femSense is too

Our algorithm is self-learning! If you’ve been using femSense for several cycles, you’ve probably noticed patterns yourself. You might know that before you get your period, your breasts feel very sensitive. Well, the more often you use our app the better it gets to know your cycle too.

When you then decide that you are ready to have a baby you already have a knowledge base you can use to your advantage. You have tracked your cycle, know the phases and can interpret the signals your body gives you; you have fed the femSense algorithm with information which it can evaluate in order to narrow down your fertile window. The femSense patch can then predict measure and confirm your ovulation, doubling your chance of getting pregnant. Changing between the Fertility Awareness and Get Pregnant mode of the femSense app is just one step. Because it is the same app, just a different function, all your saved information stays in place.you can use to your advantage. You have tracked your cycle, know the phases and can interpret the signal your body gives you; you have fed the femSense algorithm with information which it can evaluate in order to narrow down your fertile window. The femSense patch can then predict measure and confirm your ovulation, doubling your chance of getting pregnant. Changing between the Fertility Awareness and Get Pregnant mode of the femSense app is just one step. Because it is the same app, just a different function, all your saved information stays in place.

Have we convinced you yet? Whether you are planning a family or family planning download the new improved femSense app for iOS or Android for natural fertility awareness!