How can an app possibly improve IVF pregnancy rates ?
The truth is that IVF treatment can be complicated and it's important for the patient to follow the doctor's advise precisely to ensure a successful outcome. Thus, if you forget to take your HCG trigger shot at the right time, your doctor will not be able to collect any eggs at the time of retrieval, and your chances of getting pregnant will go down to zero. This is every patient's nightmare, and can be a huge price to pay for an oversight on your part !
This is why IVF clinics give their patients detailed treatment calendars and protocols, so they know what they need to do on each day. However, these are complex, and can easily overwhelm the poor patient.
This is why we have created a free android app for IVF patients called
MyFertilityDiary ! All IVF patients have a smartphone, and you can now use this intelligently to help you manage your IVF cycle.
The unique heart of the app is the IVF Treatment Calendar. This has calendars for all the IVF treatment protocols, including the following:
Long downregulation with Lupron
Minimal stimulation IVF
You can edit and modify this calendar , so that you can follow the exact treatment protocol as prescribed by your doctor.
You can set alarms and reminders, so you remember your appointments and your medications. You can even email your calendar to your husband, so he knows exactly what's going on - and when he's needed !
Using the app will help you become a well-informed and organised IVF patient , and this will improve your chances of getting pregnant !