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Whether you’re an “obsessive checklist person” with washroom time and meal time marked in your calendar or you’re a lousy planner who needs 5 reminders and 3 snoozes to wake up in the afternoon, nothing prepares you for the record-keeping and tracking done when you’re pregnant. Once you see those 2 pink lines, it’s your cue to keep tabs on the most minute detail of the day.
From tracking your diet and nutrition to doctor appointments and vitamin supplement reminders to monitoring your baby’s growth and kicks in your tummy, there’s so much to track and monitor. It can become exhausting and overwhelming, especially if it’s your first pregnancy, and feelings of heartburn and nausea aren’t helping either. But fear not, there are gazillion apps and online platforms to facilitate and make the pregnancy slightly more convenient and, at times, entertaining.
We have compiled a comprehensive list of apps to help you keep tabs on everything pregnancy. Whatever crosses your mind during this time. Whether it’s the fetal size and its fruit-like equivalent or tracking contractions or saving sonogram images of your baby, we’ve got you! Just put your (swollen) feet up and let these apps be the virtual assistants for your entire pregnancy and beyond.
Here are 8 of the best apps for tracking pregnancy that will make your journey a little more comfortable and fun.
1. Ovia pregnancy and baby tracker app
This app can help you track your baby’s growth, your diet, nutrition, calorie intake, track contractions, and it tells how big your baby is getting week by week by giving cute comparisons to fruits and vegetables. You can set reminders for doctor’s appointments, supplements, and even track your baby kicks.
It brings along a vast community reach that makes you feel connected with other moms-to-be in similar situations where you can share your experiences and feelings and talk about stuff you’re not comfortable talking to your friends or family. You can download it on Google Play and the App Store.
2. Pregnancy and baby tracker (What to Expect)
From the “what to expect when you’re expecting” label comes one of the most trusted pregnancy tracker apps. All you need to do is feed in your baby’s due date, and you will get updates on your baby’s growth and development and what changes to expect the following week in your body (hormones, mood swings, etc.)
It’s a trusted platform for every expecting mother to get all the answers to their pregnancy-related questions. The What to Expect founder, Heidi Murkoff, hosts week-by-week pregnancy videos. Rest assured their medical review board and experts review all their content. It’s available on Google Play and the App Store.
3. Baby2Body: Pregnancy wellness
Baby2Body is one of the best apps for pregnancy workouts. Having a baby is a stressful process for your body. I bet even superwoman has to try extra hard to keep her industrious body fit and healthy to carry and nurture the baby well.
The app helps you stay fit and active by suggesting a weekly training plan customized to your needs and body stamina. Their platform offers fun and safe workouts designed to meet your goals and fitness target. Not only during pregnancy but also for new mothers with kids up to age 3. You can find it on Google Play when it launches or the App Store.
4. Prenatal yoga (Down Dog)
If a conventional workout is not your thing, I would highly recommend the Prenatal yoga app. Practicing yoga while pregnant keeps you fit choice and brings peace of mind, which a mom-to-be needs.
All the yoga poses change with each trimester. Instructions are available in 9 different languages, accents, and voices. You can choose to focus on any particular body part, like the lower back or lower limbs, and the yoga poses will be tailored to your preferences. No more excuses now! Download the app on Google Play or the App Store.
5. Contraction timer and counter 9m
As simple as an app you’d need when it’s time for contractions. It would help if you pressed the button when a contraction starts and when it ends. And depending on their duration and frequency, the app will suggest whether it’s time to get to the hospital or not.
6. Baby story tracker milestone sticker photo editor
Every milestone in the journey to create and grow another human being is memorable and worth keeping safe forever. But if in the attempt to document everything you flood your phone’s gallery with every scan and baby bump image, then this app has the magic wand you (and your overstuffed phone memory) need.
Baby story tracker is the best pregnancy photo app around. It helps you document the pregnancy by storing your pictures for you, visualizing them into beautiful stories in the form of small videos. You can use various add-on stickers, filters, and themes to customize and personalize the photos. The app offers more than 2000 filters and over 1500 artworks to choose from and design your own masterpiece. You can find it on Google Play.
7. Pregnancy +
This is your go-to app if you don’t wish to download and manage more than one app to track and monitor your pregnancy. As one of the best holistic pregnancy apps in the market, it covers pretty much everything running through that pregnancy brain of yours.
Some of the features in the app include;
- Weekly 2D and 3D scan of your baby and interactive 3D models to visualize their growth
- Weekly guide on pregnancy and tips to help you ease everyday issues
- Weight tracker, kick tracker, contraction counter, and doctor appointment reminder
- Mom and baby shopping essentials and hospital bag checklist
You may wonder, is there an app for a twin pregnancy? It’s hard to find an app dedicated to twin or multiple pregnancy, but Pregnancy + has a feature for registering and tracking the multiple buns baking in your oven. You can download it on Google Play and the App Store.
As much as a mom-to-be is the one wholly involved in the process of physically growing the baby, it doesn’t mean a soon-to-be dad should be left out in this journey. HiDaddy app is a pregnancy tracker app for dads that works best at getting them prepared and involved throughout their pregnancy journey. The app sends 2-3 notifications every week with updates about fetus growth and development.
It also prompts the dad of expected mood swings and physical discomfort, which the mom could be going through, and suggests means to comfort her. The best part is that the baby-to-be does the narration and even offers tips on making mommy happy! Download the app on Google Play and the App Store.
As you download the best pregnancy app that suits your needs, it’s important to point out that you shouldn’t substitute it for professional medical advice. Think of it as a digital journal where you collect your notes and thoughts for your next prenatal appointment. If you’re concerned about anything, consult your care provider.