An evidenced-based fertility monitoring application that includes the ability to track multiple natural indicators of fertility, including the latest in hormonal monitoring technology. This application is based on 15 plus years of university based development and research in fertility awareness-based methods. Over 3,000 plus women are currently using our online fertility monitoring system and have requested bringing this experience in an app form for easy access.
Features of the Marquette Fertility Tracker (App):
Ability to choose multiple natural fertility indicators – including
- basal body temperature
- cervical mucus changes
- ovulation predictor kit (LH)
- electronic hormonal fertility monitor (ClearlBlue Easy)
A refined menses/period bleeding assessment
A drop down menstrual cycle symptom list
For those women/couples wishing to avoid pregnancy the Marquette system of NFP
is close to 100% with correct use and 88-92% with typical use.
- there is a built in automatic system of calculating the estimated days of fertility based on our research
- 92% typical use efficacy when used with the electronic hormonal tracking system
For those who wish to use the method/app for achieving pregnancy:
- we recommend having focused intercourse on High and Peak fertile days
Easy to use and unique features:
- Calendar system of viewing the menstrual cycle
- automatic notification when menstrual cycle is out of the norm
- notification for possible pregnancy
- shades of Red for levels of menstrual bleeding
- blue shading for fertility
- quick access to input fertility indicators
Research Based Evidence studies include:
Fehring, R., Schneider, M., Bouchard, T., Raviele, K, & Rodriguez, D. (2013) Randomized
comparison of two Internet-supported fertility awareness based methods of family planning,
Contraception, 2012. (accepted for publication October, 2012:Published Online).
Bouchard, T, Schneider, M & Fehring, R. (2013) Efficacy of a new postpartum transition protocol for avoiding pregnancy.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 26, 35-44
Fehring, R, Schneider, M, & Raviele, K. (2011). Pilot Evaluation of an Internet-based Natural
Family Planning Education and Service Program, Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Neonatal Nursing. 40(3):281-91.
Fehring, R., Schneider, M., Barron, M.L., & Raviele, K. (2009). Cohort comparison of two fertility
awareness methods of family planning. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 54, 165-170.
Fehring R., & Schneider M. (2008). Variability of the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle. Fertility and Sterility, 90(4), 1232-1235.
Fehring R., Schneider, M., & Barron, M.L. (2008). Retrospective efficacy of the Marquette Model of natural family planning.
The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 33(6), 348-354.
Fehring, R., Schneider, M., & Raviele, K. (2007). Efficacy of hormonal fertility monitoring as a
method of natural family planning. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing,
Fehring, R., Schneider, M., & Raviele, K. (2006). Variability in the phases of the menstrual cycle.
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 35(3), 376-384.
Barron, M.L., & Fehring, R. (2005). Basal body temperature recording: a useful recommendation
to couples seeking pregnancy? Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 30(5), 290-296.
Fehring, R., Schneider, M., & Barron, M. (2005). Protocol for determining fertility while breast-feeding. Fertility and Sterility, 84(3), 805-807.
Ratings and Reviews
Could be great, BUT crashes often
I want to LOVE this app, but I can’t. So I currently use it & Kindara & enter the basics in to the Fitbit app, so it reminds me when my period will start. I was thrilled when Marquette Method finally came out with an app, but it is not all it should be! We have been using MM since the birth of our surprise 5 year old & the Method it amazing...the app should be too! I am a busy mom of 4 & rarely get to enter my start date on day 1...this app HATES that, it crashes when I try to change my start date. We are essentially phase 3 only since we are strictly TTA, so it isn’t the day number so much as the PPHLL that I need, so I’m still using it, but because it does not work well & does not show real cycle days for past cycles, I cannot give up Kindara.
It hasn’t been updated in a LONG time, please update to fix the crashing & many other bugs mentioned in the reviews!
Bugs make it nigh unusable
This app is really buggy. The most annoying set of bugs center around trying to enter the last 5 cycles of data. It's actually impossible to do this. The minute you enter an old cycle date it flips out and makes you end the cycle. And it doesn't even calculate the cycle length correctly unless you put in some data for the last day.
I almost sent this as in-app feedback, but that doesn't work either!
Two stars because once the bugs are fixed, it'll be nice to have an app specifically for Marquette. But only two stars because the execution is embarrassingly sloppy.
When I start a new cycle and try to edit the day the cycle starts, the app crashes!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.