Reviewer: Dr Arna Letica, GP
Date of review: February 2021
Comments: This app enables users to record and predict their menstrual cycle, and offers information on fertility and pregnancy. Helpful for those wanting to conceive. Users can log a range of symptoms, graph their cycle and other lifestyle features. The Flo Premium option also has an extensive collection of peer-reviewed articles relating to female health (including on reproductive health, nutrition, exercise, mental health and gynaecological conditions). This is a useful ‘one-stop’ app for collating personal health information.
Safety concerns: No
New Zealand relevance: Some of the pregnancy tracker features relate to American practice (which does not necessarily reflect the New Zealand model of care.)
Reviewer: Dr Esther Woolston, O+G Registrar
Date of review: July 2018
Comments: This app is most helpful for tracking periods and pregnancy. The app is a well-designed menstrual cycle and pregnancy tracking app with a lot of useful features. The main benefits include the easy to use layout, reminders and useful health information on periods, pregnancy, diet and exercise.
Safety concerns: Does not alert the user if emergency contraception should be considered.
New Zealand relevance: Some parts of the pregnancy tracker reflect American practice. It doesn’t necessarily reflect the New Zealand model of care in pregnancy.
Reviewer: Anonymous, Hamilton, NZ, June 2019
Comments: Relevant information. Easy to use and track everything from intercourse to physical symptoms such as bloating and headaches.