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9 Apps Any Expecting Mom Will Find Helpful

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Linsay ThomasGuest Blogger
October 03, 2016 · 954 Views

So you just found out you’re pregnant! Congratulations! Did you know there’s an app for that? Of course – in fact, there are dozens of apps for first-time expectant mothers and parents. These apps can do all sorts of things, from helping you meet up with other moms to getting week by week updates of your growing fetus to finding baby names that both you and your partner can agree on.

Which pregnancy apps should you download on your smartphone or tablet? Read on to see our picks for the 10 most interesting and useful apps that every mom-to-be can use for the next nine months and beyond. The best part? These apps are free, so you can save more money for diapers and other expenses ahead.

 

9 Apps Every Mom-to-Be Needs to Know About


 

  1. The Bump

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    This is considered the #1 app for pregnant women and moms with kids of all ages. It takes all the information found on the popular website and condenses it into a mobile version so you can great advice anytime, anywhere. The Bump is a great app if you enjoy getting day by day or week by week updates of your growing fetus. You get a daily feed personalized to your pregnancy as well as product reviews and advice from real moms and experts. Upload pictures to create your own baby album. This app is free for Android and iOS.

  2. My Pregnancy & Baby Today

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    Created by the BabyCenter website, this app gives you access to thousands of articles, as well as product reviews, videos, checklists and much more. Get exercise advice, nutrition information and reminders. Join the numerous forums and connect with millions of moms who can offer advice along the way. Track kicks, time contractions and search for baby products. Once you deliver your baby, the app helps you with caring for your baby throughout his or her first year of life. This app is free for Android and iOS.

  3. What To Expect  

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    Based on the best-selling pregnancy book, this app offers the same information you’d get in the book, but it’s easier to access. You can access pregnancy advice any time you need it with just a few clicks from your smartphone. The app doesn’t just include information. It also features health tips and weekly videos that bring the book to life. This app is free for Android and iOS.

  4. Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

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    So now that you know you’re pregnant, the next question is: When are you due? You may be able to do some estimating in your head, but if you desire more accuracy, turn to the Pregnancy Due Date Calculator app. It features a simple design that easily tells you what you need to know and that’s it. By entering the date of your last menstrual period, you can estimate the date of conception and find out when you can expect your bundle of joy to be born. You’ll also see the exact dates when you’ll start each trimester. This app is free for Android and iOS.
     

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  5. Glow Nurture

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    If you’re concerned about your health, this app is for you. Glow Nurture strives to take care of you while you do all the hard work of creating and nurturing that tiny life inside of you. You can use Glow Nurture to track and research your symptoms, track your doctor appointments and connect with others. A contraction timer and baby kick counter are coming soon. This app is free for Android and iOS.

  6. Totally Pregnant

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    Totally Pregnant connects you to a community of real moms and moms-to-be. You can watch 3D videos and video blogs. You can get advice from others while reading articles about pregnancy and parenthood. You can also search and sign up for prenatal classes in your area. This app is free for Android and iOS.

  7. Full Term - Labor Contraction Timer, Pregnancy Reference & Kick Counter

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    This is a great app for when Baby is on his way. You use it to track contractions, intervals and intensity. Your contractions are compared to medical averages so you can see which stage of labor you’re in. This app can help you prepare and decide whether or not it’s time to drive to the hospital. The newest version now has a weight tracker so you can keep track of your weight gain during the course of the pregnancy. This app is free for iOS and Android.

  8. Babyname

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    So now that you know whether you’re having a boy or a girl, what will be the baby’s name? This can be a tough decision for many couples, since it may be difficult to get both parties to agree. Whether you need a good first name, middle name or both, this app can help narrow down your choices. It contains 30,000 names, so there are plenty of options. You can sort by first initial, gender, popularity, origin and more. You can also see pronunciation and meaning. If you see a name you like, you can put it on your list. You can see popularity data from 1880 to 2014, so you can track how often names have been used over time. This app is free for Android and iOS.

  9. Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

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    Up until now, you may have been worried only about Baby’s health. However, in order to have a healthy pregnancy and delivery, you need to focus on yourself as well. That’s where Ovia Pregnancy Tracker comes in. Create a food log to see what you’re eating and how much weight you’re gaining. Input your age, BMI and medical history in order to receive recommendation for maintaining good health. If you have a fitness tracker, you can sync it with this app and import sleep data and physical activity for even better results. You can also set up reminders to take your prenatal vitamins daily. This app is free for Android and iOS.
     

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Pregnancy can be an exciting but physically and emotionally challenging time. You’ll be glowing from head to toe one moment and a moody mess the next moment. With the apps listed here, you can navigate the longest nine months of your life and prepare for a tiny human being that will change your life forever.


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Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written thousands of articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.

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