In today’s digital era, one thing mums-to-be have access to that our mums didn’t, are a range of amazing apps. A whole world of information and productivity apps are available at the touch of your fingers. Of course, they don’t replace the expert advice from your midwife or doctor, but at 2.00 am when you’re awake with terrible heartburn and the rest of the world is sleeping, you can seek comfort from some of the best pregnancy apps available online.
Everyone’s pregnancy journey is different. There are some baby mama’s that spout of the joys of growing another human being and feel glowy and dewy with amazing skin and hair, while others spend the majority of the time slumped over the porcelain bowl praying for death. No matter what your experience, it’s part amazing, part terrifying, but definitely exciting. As I sit here feeling like I’ve swallowed several basketballs and wondering when the very first contractions will start, I thought I’d take this time to share the pregnancy apps I’ve found most useful. Hopefully, the mums-to-be just starting their pregnancy journey will find this helpful.
My Favourite Pregnancy Apps
What to expect WTE
You’d have to be living under a rock not to heard of the best selling book “What to Expect When You’re Expecting!” Even my work buddy who has the maternal instincts of a boiled potato has heard of it. Well, now the book is available in app form and is interactive. You can follow the guides to pregnancy day-by-day, even right down to hour-by-hour. Enter your due date and it personalises your content just for you. The latest news, health info, a daily tracker, and a chance to connect with mums just like you. I loved the pregnancy tips and the easy to understand videos that talk about the changes your body experiences.
Download: Pregnancy & Baby Tracker WTE
With more than 30 million downloads, I had to see for myself why this Pregnancy+ app was so popular. The images are beautiful and I have enjoyed watching the development stages of my pregnancy. The tips it provided were super helpful and relevant. It also helped me keep track of my appointments. As a first time mum-to-be, it’s been really interesting. This has definitely been one of my favourites and I’m sure my workmates have appreciated the “My baby is the size of an avocado,” and “My baby is the size of a mango” updates.
Download: Pregnancy+ app
This is a really informative app and it offered fairly similar functions as Pregnancy+ but this app stands out is for the hospital bag check-list. Granted I’ve probably packed so much that hubby will need an entourage of vehicles to get my bags to the hospital, but nevertheless it is better to be over-prepared right?
It also has a newborn essential list which is a must-have. It also includes a contraction counter, kicks timer and weight tracker.
I’m a digital girl living in a digital world, so of course, I’ve already researched all the apps I need for when Baby F arrives. If there’s an app for it I’ve already downloaded it, so here are the ones I plan to use.
The Wonder Weeks
This app has won multiple awards and is described as a game-changer for parents. It features information on the developmental stages and what to expect as your baby grows. It also has a diary to track bub’s development—milestones, sleep, toys, notes. It even includes a Wi-Fi baby monitor and classical music. I can’t wait to try it out.
Download: The Wonder Weeks
Baby tracker – Newborn Log
I needed an app that’s designed for busy parents and Baby Tracker seemed like the easiest way to track Baby F’s daily habits, health and all those exciting first poo, first bath, first smile. Feedings, nappy changes and sleep patterns can be recorded with a one-handed tap and keep all of the important information in the one-place. There is a photo gallery for all those images you want to capture the moments forever, medical log to track temperature, vaccinations and medications.
Download: Baby Tracker
Once Baby F comes along, I’ll let you know which app I prefer better or if I change to something else. We’re just playing a waiting game now. I’m so excited about the new stage of the journey (maybe not so much the labour) but what comes next, I’m super ready for. To everyone who’s followed me on my journey so far, thank you so much. Keep watching my socials for an announcement of Baby F’s arrival.