Reasons to download pregnancy apps today!
Must-Have pregnancy and baby apps to download today.
A pregnancy app was a lifesaver when I was pregnant. There were so many apps to choose from. I had to download and delete many of them to find the right one for me. It became confusing, because I lost some important data through downloading and deleting apps. I have narrowed down my list to the best pregnancy and baby apps for you.
Disclaimer: Pregnancy apps should never take the place of your doctor. If you are unsure of something, contact your doctor. Better to be safe than sorry.
Why should you download a pregnancy app?
The reasons to download a pregnancy app vary according to your needs. These are the reasons why you should download one today.
I kept forgetting how far due I was and I kept mixing dates. It is important to know how far due you are when pregnant. Pregnancy apps helped me keep up to scratch.
The pregnancy apps act as a bump picture saver. I would take monthly pictures and save them on the app.
The apps warn you of what to expect as you go through each stage of pregnancy. Pregnancy has its ups and downs. I felt out of control of my body. These apps helped me put my mind at ease and gain a fair understanding of what is going on in my body.
They advise you on good foods to eat and foods to avoid.
They also act as a to-do list when preparing for baby.
Pregnancy journals come with some apps. I love me some journals. Journals can be used as a to-do list. I used mine to write letters to my son which in turn inspired my bog.
Community and forums are added to these apps and I could connect with moms in a similar situation. And some even offered a meet in person pregnancy group, at your own risk. We had a birthday at a park one day and I saw a pregnancy group meeting. It looked fun, they had snacks, talked, laughed and played different games.
Prepare you for various types of birth, guide on what you should do to prepare for it and what to expect.
Most apps have a checklist or a registry or connected you to one so that your baby shower attendees will know what you need and don’t need.
Pictures of your baby growing in your womb are provided.
Countdowns to your due date are provided on these apps.
You can share private pictures to your friends and family, if you don’t want to use social media.
Milestone trackers are embed in these apps.
Comparison of your babys growth to a fruit or a vegetable or something like that gives ideas of the size of your growing baby.
Mom body changes are also explained in the app.
Best baby and mom products are recommended on the apps.
A kick and contraction counter are added as well.
Name suggestions tool comes in handy when struggling with a name.
Works as a feeding and sleep app.
The Wonder Weeks app explains each leap my son goes through and what he learns after each leap.
Caution signs are mentioned in the apps to warn you of what to look out for in pregnancy.
Growth charts are also a common feature.
Tools such as white noise machine, vaccination log and meds log come in handy.
Postpartum information is included in these apps.
Helpful how-to videos are included if you do not like text.
The apps reminded me to eat healthy, stay healthy and drink plenty of fluids during pregnancy.
All these apps are free to download and very handy even after pregnancy. I still refer to these apps even though my son is now 10 months old.
Pregnancy safe exercise are included in these apps. I walked as much as I could to prepare for my birth. I also purchased the birthing ball as advised though I eventually did not give birth naturally. The birthing ball is now my sons play ball.
Pregnancy doctors appointments are saved on the apps. I never missed a doctors appointment. I also set reminders for any other pregnancy related things. #PregnancyBrain is real.
My top 7 pregnancy and baby apps are written below. You may download these from your phone app store or the website.
- The bump www.thebump.com
- What to expect www.whattoexpect.com
- Baby+ www.health-and-parenting.com
- Baby Sparks https://babysparks.com
- Ovia Parenting and baby tracker www.oviahealth.com
- The Wonder Weeks www.thewonderweeks.com
- My Pregnancy and Baby Today www.babycentre.co.uk
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