Becoming a first-time mom is one of the most exciting moments in a woman’s life. With today’s technology, there are many kinds of apps that can help guide you through your pregnancy. Gone are the days where you need to rely on pregnancy books or your other moms to help you step by step.
Now, all you need is a smartphone and an internet connection to access thousands of information at your disposal. Whatever info you need, all you need to do is ask Google and you’ll get your answer within seconds. Whether you are using an Android or an iOS device, there are numerous apps that are customized for pregnant women.
Each app may have different features but some have similar functions. Either way, these apps can make your life easier and more organized during your nine months. Here are 10 of the best apps for expectant moms.
1. BabyBump Pregnancy Pro – This app acts like a journal to help record your weight, size of your bump, mood, cravings, thoughts, and other important details. It has a library of baby names you can choose from plus you can customize your birth plan. This app provides you with tips and updates on your weekly pregnancy development.
BabyBump has a community forum where you can interact with fellow expecting moms and share experiences with each other. It also has a baby kick counter, contraction timer, and online shop.
2. Sprout Pregnancy – Sprout helps you stay organized while educating you about the changes in your body as well as the development of your baby. It tracks every stage of your pregnancy. There are different sections that provide doctor’s advice, tips on what to expect, and a journal to keep track of your progress. Also included is a checklist for your hospital bag.
3. Pregnancy++ – This app displays photographic images of real fetuses that represent every week of your pregnancy including the development of your fetus through a 2D or 3D ultrasound scan and computer animation. The Pregnancy++ is highly recommended by pediatricians due to its up-to-date information.
4. My Pregnancy Today – It covers a wide range and a little bit of everything. This app has a community forum, baby development monitor, and a contraction tracker. If you want to ask anything related to pregnancy, labor, and baby supplies, the My Pregnancy Today can help answer your questions.
5. mPregnancy – This is the first pregnancy app for iPhone users that caters to expecting fathers. It describes what’s happening inside your belly in a tone that men can understand. For example, your baby’s dimension is compared to the size of a football.
This way men can easily relate to the jargons. It also features a countdown for your due date and tips on how the soon-to-be-dad can help the expectant mom.
6. I’m Expecting – The home page displays adorable photos of babies. This app keeps track of your pregnancy weight, baby bump, and symptoms. It features daily and weekly updates on your baby’s development. The community forum allows you to interact with other moms where you can post questions and reach out to other users.
7. Baby Names – If you are thinking of what to name your baby then this app is definitely for you. This app has thousands of names that you can sort by gender, origin or popularity. Each suggested name comes with a historical fact and meaning as well as the pronunciation.
8. Totally Pregnant – This app allows you to personalize your experience once you input your due date. It has 3D videos of your baby’s development, informative videos, pregnancy articles, links to baby stores and healthcare services. It also features a Q&A with experts. Totally Pregnant can be used by hospitals who want to promote and sell their services to pregnant women.
9. Glow Nurture – The Glow Nature app is designed to support expectant mothers. It monitors your health and you can interact with other pregnant moms with the same due date. A planner keeps your appointments in check so you won’t miss out on your check-up.
10. MommyMeds – The MommyMeds is more of a reference app where you can easily search for medicines using the brand name or a barcode scanner. You can quickly identify the drug information in relation to pregnant or breastfeeding moms.