Congrats, you’re pregnant! After you revel in the fantastic news, it’s time to get serious and start planning for the next nine months. Lucky for modern moms, getting prepared is (almost) as easy as downloading an app. From apps to help you track your baby’s progress to apps that help you relax during this stressful time, here are the five pregnancy apps to download right now.
The pregnancy site now has its very own app for all moms-to-be. Understand your stage of pregnancy better with a side-by-side comparison of your baby’s size and a delicious piece of fruit and upload pictures of your belly for a great way to track progress. You can also use the app to read articles and ask medical experts your questions.
I love this app because it focuses on something us moms-to-be often forget to do: relax! This app sends you reminders to take a moment to meditate and breathe and is excellent for those trying to get pregnant, too, as it has a unique feature for meditation through fertility.
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This app does just about everything! It allows you to analyze your symptoms and even chat with other pregnant ladies who share your due date. Keep track of all your appointments with their built-in calendar and use the baby-kick counter feature to document every time you feel a kick!
We all know the book, and women have trusted its advice for years! Now, the What to Expect brand has gone mobile with their app. Get all the information you need, from health tips to pregnancy news, plus videos, and more.
When we get pregnant, we often feel a bit of a disconnect with our non-pregnant friends. This app takes away any lonely feelings by allowing you to connect with a community of moms and moms-to-be. Chat about what to expect, get firsthand tips, and even take a prenatal class—all from the app!
When we get pregnant, our minds instantly switch over to baby mode. But while we track the progress of their development and make sure they are healthy, we often forget to take care of ourselves. That’s why the Ovia Pregnancy Tracker app is a must-have for all moms-to-be. This app focuses on your health and wellness, tailoring advice to your specific measurements and medical history. Take advantage of the food log and set daily reminders to do things like taking vitamins and get a good night’s sleep.
Bonus: One for the dads!
Who’s Your Daddy? is an app made just for the dads-to-be. Specifically tailored to first-time dads, this app has all the things a new dad will need: a checklist for the hospital bag, a weekly timeline, and tracking tools. But, unlike the similar tools us women will see on our own apps, these have a bit of humor intertwined into each one. It also has daily reminders, so your partner is always up-to-date with what you are going through.