Once you become pregnant, your life gets taken over with baby things. From your diet and nutrition to the exercises you do and how you spend your weekends, everything changes pretty quickly.
Whilst pregnancy is a wonderful time, it’s also fraught with worries – wondering what’s going on inside can quickly become all-consuming. Luckily modern technology means that expectant mums can not only track a huge array of goings on with baby but can also make sense of some of the symptoms she may be feeling during this incredible time!
Over recent years there has been an onslaught of innovative pregnancy apps promising personalised, unique content that will help you to get to know your body better during the next nine months – but which is the best?
Today, we’re going to be taking a look at six of the best pregnancy apps out there that can contribute something truly special to your pregnancy.
Pregnancy + has been around for a while now and has been voted as the number 1 pregnancy support app on the market – so it had to make our list! If you’re looking for an app that looks great and has a simple, easy to use function – then Pregnancy + is definitely worth downloading.
You can get access to realistic digital images detailing how your baby will develop during every stage of the pregnancy, with a plethora of useful tools, including a baby kick counter for those later weeks, a place to track your weight gain and even a place to put important doctors’ appointments.
Perhaps the most beneficial feature of the Pregnancy + app, and what helps it to stand out from the competition, is its catalogue of useful articles, designed to support you throughout every stage of your pregnancy.
Sprout is perhaps a little less established compared to some of the other apps on today’s list, but for those seeking a more visual pregnancy app, there’s no better out there at the moment!
Sprout offers expectant parents a truly unique insight into what is going on from one day to the next with never before seen details and realistic, interactive imagery. This award-winning app includes all the useful tools and features we love to see in a pregnancy app, but with the unique addition of incredibly detailed images and videos.
If you love to stay organised, this app also comes with a number of helpful checklists which can help to keep you organised.
Preglife was developed in Sweden and has translated incredibly well to all other parts of the world, with an average rating of 4.9 stars on iOS and 4.8 stars on Android.
This is probably the most “basic” app when it comes to aesthetics, however it makes up for this with a distinct lack of pop-up ads, and a wealth of information about you and your baby during pregnancy.
Although many of the other pregnancy apps on the market encourage a community feel, Preglife is very personal and private, so if you’re less keen to socialise this could be the ideal option.
4.What to expect
Everyone who has ever been pregnant has likely heard of the What to Expect app, and for good reason too! This colourful, easy to follow app is jam-packed with information, features, videos and digestible bits of advice for expecting parents.
Track your baby’s development from one week to the next, read helpful articles and even get access to healthy recipes to help you along your way to a nutritious and healthy pregnancy!
One of the most popular aspects of this app is the community, as it will match you up with other mums who are around the same number of weeks pregnant as you. You can share stories, advice and even meet up for a cup of tea with people who truly understand what you’re feeling.
Every one of the pregnancy apps in today’s list offers something valuable to the expectant mother, but many can blur together as one and the same. The Bump is that vibrant, stand-out app that offers bold, bright hues and focuses heavily on offering information in a visually pleasing way.
Equipped with the regular features and tools you’d want to see, and packed full of healthy, easy to follow recipes, The Bump puts you firmly back in control of your pregnancy cravings, helping you to make better food choices.
6.Hello Belly: Pregnancy Tracker
Pregnancy apps often provide useful, medically backed articles to provide insight and guidance throughout your pregnancy, but sometimes it can all be a bit overwhelming. Hello Belly: Pregnancy Tracker takes a more playful approach to pregnancy with cute cartoon illustrations which are accompanied by helpful bits of advice, go-to tips and lifestyle hacks for the pregnant woman!
Perhaps one of the best features of this app though, is the beautiful 3D artsy baby image that you can tilt with your screen – it’s truly worth getting the app for this aspect alone!
Whatever stage of pregnancy you’re at, you can feel confident that there is an app out there perfect for you – and these six are our top picks for the parent to be looking for useful, colourful advice at the touch of a button. Oh, and they’re all free! Whilst apps are a fantastic way of keeping up to date with what’s going on inside, nothing quite bits a real-life image of your little bundle of joy. If you’re looking for a more personalised experience, why not come to Hello Baby for a 2D, 3D or 4D scan of your baby? Contact us today to book your appointment