Britain’s first iPhone baby due

Feb 05, 2010 | Fertility Care

You may have recently seen this headline.  No, the iPhone isn’t now giving birth…..but there is an iPhone application that is helping women track their cycles and help monitor when they are close to ovulation.

The woman in the article reportedly was scheduled to go through IVF and used the application. She got pregnant spontaneously.

Did the iPhone help her get pregnant? Should iPhones replace infertility treatment?

I’m partly kidding in even suggesting that iPhone applications replace infertility treatments but the answer is no, they shouldn’t. The message is this: don’t ever stop trying. You never know when you will have a positive pregnancy test. I have had couples who have tried over 10 years to conceive and get pregnant in the cycle right before their planned IVF cycle. The reason for this is that I think it has something to do with letting go. Letting go of the stress of trying to conceive has been shown to increase pregnancy chances.

So the woman who supposedly uses the iPhone application to help herself get pregnant I imagine just never gave up hope and kept trying – something I recommend everyone with infertility do. Easier said than done,  but keep positive and just know that you can only do so much and can only control so much. The rest is up to the iPhone  or maybe not.

Read the full article here