Smart phones (like iPhones and Droids) are great for lots of things, such as checking your email & Facebook, playing games, adding fun apps, checking the weather, and setting up reminders for yourself.
But did you know that there are also lots of great pregnancy apps out there? We’ve put together a list of 5 free apps that we think are handy to have to answer your questions when you’re pregnant:
1. My Pregnancy Today
You just enter your baby's due date and My Pregnancy Today will turn your phone into an expert guide for each day of your pregnancy. It has great graphics that show how your baby’s growing (those “your-baby-is-the-size-of-a-lemon" ones.) They even have a series of videos so you can watch babies grow in the womb, and see moms giving birth. You can use the links here to download for your iPhone or Droid:
2. What to Expect
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books have been out there since 1984. They are tried and true in the pregnancy advice world. The app gives you easy-to-follow info on what to expect each week of your pregnancy. They also have communities so you can connect with women who are having babies the same time you are.
3. Pregnancy +
Pregnancy + has been recommended by healthcare professionals and was designed by experts in the fields of healthcare, childbirth and parenting to provide you with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information. It has daily pregnancy info, a doctor’s appointment log, a contraction counter, as well as pregnancy diet, exercise and labor info!
This pregnancy tracker has calendar of to-do items, a community of other pregnant women, a way to upload your own belly photos and reassuring articles created by expert editors. This one's a perfect place to go when you’re wondering, “Is this normal?" and "Is this safe?”
This app is the most frequently updated pregnancy app, so you know it’s always improving. Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro creates a personal countdown-to-delivery screen with weeks and days remaining. You can enter your due date, or if you don’t know it, calculate from Last Menstrual Period (LMP). There’s also a contraction timer, journal for weight tracking, embryo picture of your baby each week, weekly details about your baby's size and weight and development, and info about common pregnancy symptoms, cravings, and bodily changes you can might have.