While missed periods might spell disaster for some, for many it is precursor to the best type of news. But once you know you’re pregnant, you want to keeping track of your baby’s growth 24/7 and doctor check-ups just don’t happen frequently enough to match the excitement of the situation.
So, for the time in between check-ups with the doc, here are five apps to help you keep track of your pregnancy.
The chat app
One of the best things you can do while pregnant is talk to other expecting moms to share your experiences, and the Totally Pregnant app helps you do just that.
“We know that you can ask your mom or your friends all your questions. But we also know that we have a community of moms who are ready to help. Moms who have been there and have done that and who know whether you really need to buy that product, or if those morning sickness cures are old wives tales or proven momfacts.”
The diary app
Glow’s Nurture pregnancy app does everything from checking your symptoms and planning your appointments to keeping a health awareness log for you.
“Glow is an ambitious enterprise that uniquely applies the power of data science to health. Our personal health tracking products illuminate health through data, and empower people with new information about their bodies.”
The baby name app
If you’re having a hard time choosing a name for your baby, the Baby Names 2017 app has a huge number of English names to choose from and it even tells you what the names mean.
“Remember, your baby’s name will be with them for the rest of their lives. Some people say that names have a significant effect on a baby’s development and personality.”
The baby bump app
Ever wonder how your baby looks inside your tummy – how much bigger they are every week? Well, The Bump Pregnancy Tracker compares the size of your baby to a fruit every week.
“Prepare to smile and look forward to each week: The Bump compares your baby’s growth in utero to beautifully illustrated fruit (“Baby Is As Big As a Peach”) that’ll delight you and make you excited to share with friends and family.”
The fertility tracker
Last but not least, if you’re trying to get pregnant but don’t know when the best time to try is, the The Ovia Fertility Tracker & Ovulation Calculator is for you.
“Ovia Health uses data science and your daily information to deliver personalised plans, milestones, and immediate alerts for health risks. It's made available through insurers and employers worldwide who share our goals of helping women monitor their reproductive health and start families with confidence. If we partner with your employer or insurer (and you have identified them in the app), you’ll have access to an expanded set of tools and features!”