Worried About Your Biological Clock Running Out? There’s An App for That

July 3, 2012  |  

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Ever wonder how much time you have left on your biological clock? A new app will tell you just that.

Seriously, this is a real thing! For $1.99, you can find out when your baby makin days are over.

The Huffington Post reports:

It’s called “The Wonder Clock” and it uses your date of birth to calculate — down to the minute — when you’re going to become infertile.

The Wonder Clock is the brainchild of Oregon-native Mira Kaddoura, an advertising creative director who says that she created the app to confront her own fertility insecurities. She explained her motivations on The Wonder Clock’s website:

I created this clock to face my own fears. To beckon the elephant in the room so to speak. To release my own power, my own choices. To open a dialogue with other women about fertility, empowerment, and loving ourselves. We are women, and we are ticking. But we are so much more.

Although the app provides a ticking clock, Kaddoura has made clear that The Wonder Clock is more of a tool for dialogue than a medical diagnosis. “It is an interactive, conceptual piece that seeks to start a necessary and empowering conversation about childbearing,” reads the app’s description on iTunes. Kaddoura told the Daily Mail that she first came up with the idea when her doctor told her that if she wanted to have kids, she needed to start thinking about it. “That caught me off-guard ‘cause I was barely out of my 20s … I never felt that time was an issue ‘til then,” she said.

More and more women are postponing childbirth until later (me included!) but I’m not sure how many of us want to see our clocks ticking away every day – whether it’s scientific or not. The app was released a short time ago so there are only a few reviews so far. Some say it’s stupid, but one reviewer pointed out that it will make you feel something whether you like it or not. The creator says that the point is to get people talking about this “taboo” topic of childbirth and running out of time.

Even though it’s not scientific, I can’t imagine how they even begin to figure the date the clock will run out. Age is only one factor when determining fertility and there are a host of other things that can speed this clock up or slow it down to a stop. In addition, a male partner can be infertile, so it’s not always the woman’s “fault” when a couple can’t have kids. Still, if you’re itching to have a baby and wanting to stress yourself out by watching a clock, this app has you covered!

What do you think? Do you wonder how much time you have left to have kids? Will you download the fertility app?

Follow Alissa Henry on Twitter @AlissaInPink

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