There are various ways to control birth. From taking pills to following the calendar or rhythm method, you can now choose the best option for your case. However, not everyone prefers pill consumption as there are negative side effects that may also come with it. As for the rhythm method, this requires planning, not to mention being careful and precise.

In this day and age, technology is dominant. Smartphones and tablets are everywhere and even the phrase, “There’s an app for that!” was coined. True enough, if you are trying to control birth, there is indeed an app for that. Here is a list of apps that you can use if you are going to try natural family planning (NFP) or the rhythm method:

Family Planning


This app aims to help you keep track of your menstrual period. It is very easy to use because all you need to do is to enter the date of your first period this month and the app will take care of everything for you. Among its features include:

• Displays whether today is fertile day or not
• Daily updates
• Period reminders if you forgot to enter the date of your current cycle
• Automatically shows where you currently are in your menstrual cycle

This app is free for both Android and iPhone users.


This app is also easy to use, but requires more information from you if you like to be a bit more detailed. You can enter your period start date and you can also specify whether you have menstrual pain or not. You can also tell the app about your sexual activity and mood. Other features include:

• Calculating your current cycle
• Predicting your next cycle
• Personal notes

The app does not give you hints whether you are fertile today or not. It is free to download for both Android and iPhone users.


Another app that you may want to look into is Daysy, which acts as a fertility monitor for women. It has a lot of features, including:

• A special thermometer that is synced with the app
• Get your basal body temperature to calculate your fertility for the whole day
• Fertility monitor
• Color coded: red for stay protected and green for the go signal

The thermometer costs $375, but you can still use the app without it for free.


Use Kindara to keep track of your monthly period and avoid unwanted pregnancy. The app also has a number of features, such as:

• Fertility monitor
• Next cycle prediction
• Alarm for taking morning temperature
• Cervical fluid monitoring
• Sexual activity tracker

Just like the other apps in this list, Kindara is also free to download. Natural family planning may be a bit complex, but with the help of these apps, you can have more fun tracking your fertile and non-fertile days.