Just found out you're pregnant or recently given birth? Well look no further as i've compiled a list of my favourite pregnancy and baby apps. When I was pregnant with Amelia and shortly after giving birth I relied heavily on apps. Some make our life easier after baby arrives and some are great for helping you get through those long nine months of pregnancy. Packed full of vital information to put your mind at ease there truly is an app for everyone!
What To Expect (Free)
So, you've read the book..now check out the app that makes keeping track of your weekly pregnancy progress a breeze. Along the way learn about your baby's weekly development, your growing bump and nutritional needs all on an easy to read weekly format. There's also a great only community for answers to your pregnancy questions.
BabyBump Pregnancy (Free)
This is probably my favourite app and one of the first I downloaded when I found out I was pregnant. It's great to join a group full of pregnant women who are all due the same month and to share your experiences with one another. There is also a lovely daily and week by week tracker which gives you information on your baby and body.
Pregnancy + (Free)
Another fantastic app full of beautiful, interactive images for each week of your pregnancy. It has everything you need to know including daily pregnancy info, a personal diary, kick counter, contraction timer, baby names and much more!
The Bump is a really neat app which has a pregnancy calendar to help you keep track of everything baby as you count down to delivery. It also has an appointment tracker and a "how big is baby" referent to relate your growing little one to different sizes of fruit each week.
This is another of the first apps I downloaded when I found out I was expecting and saw me through my whole pregnancy. It kept me in the loop about my body, important milestone and baby's growth. Their calendar is lovely to follow along and you can check off things "to-do" every day. It's full of pregnancy related information and once a week when you move on to the next week of pregnancy you are sent an alert to your phone which always got me super excited!
BabyCenter - My Baby Today (Free)
Another app by BabyCenter which I really enjoyed once I had given birth is the My Baby Today. As a new parent you will need support, advice, reminders and reasons to laugh. This app does just that! Packed full of helpful checklists, a photo album and a personalised daily calendar this app will help simplify daily life and help you be the best parent you can.
Pregnancy By Bounty (Free)
This app brought to you by Bounty who are the UK's best loved parenting club provides everything you could possible need to know about your pregnancy. It lets you know what is happening with your body, your baby's development and how to prepare for your baby.
This is another app which I really like, it has a lovely clean and fresh layout which makes it easy to look at. Sprout shows you what your baby looks like at each week, featuring doctors advice which is more detailed on the development. It also has some other neat tools like a kick counter and weight tracker. You can also purchase the full version for £2.99 which is definitely worth it!
Ovia Pregnancy Guide (Free)
This app tracks your unique pregnancy from conception to birth and provides daily updates on your pregnancy and baby's size and development, personalised feedback bases on where you are in your pregnancy on your BMI, age, personal goals and health data.
Foods to Avoid When Pregnant (£0.69)
Not only do you have deal with morning sickness, fatigue and heartburn in pregnancy but there are also many foods which you are advised to avoid. This app is great especially for the first trimester when you're still trying to remember what you can and can't eat. It's broken down into food groups and covers the basic foods which is a massive help when out about about, just whip out your iPhone and you can see if you're allowed to eat it.
The Wonder Weeks (£1.49)
The Wonder Weeks tells you what's going on in your baby's head from week to week and explains in detail all the amazing development changes they go through during their first 18 months of life. I didn't actually download this app until Amelia was at least a year old and was forever wondering why she went through fussy stages including poor sleep, no appetite, crying for no reason and being really clingy that was until I bought this app.
Slightly more pricer than your usual app but it's an app that has it all! Full of week by week looks, 3D feral illustrations, weight gain analysis, baby name guide, virtual journey and more!
Baby Connect (£2.99)
This comprehensive baby app will keep track and chart just about anything you can dream of, from feeding to nappy changes and sleep. Doctor visits, weight, height, sickness, solid foods, you can also set alarms for the next feed which is rather helpful during the night.
Do you have any favourite apps you found useful during your pregnancy or the first few months after giving birth to add to my list? I would love to hear!
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