Good for: Tracking your pregnancy–and much more!
Consider this pregnancy tracker a one-stop-shop for your bumphood journey. It serves as a comprehensive guide through each trimester and all stages of pregnancy, and offers daily and weekly updates on both your health and baby’s development with detailed, interactive images. Additional app features include:
- Pregnancy diary
- Weight tracker
- Log of doctor visits
- Kick counter
- Contraction timer
- Baby names
- Checklists and registry ideas
2. Think Dirty
Good for: Finding pregnancy-safe products
While your little one is snuggly nestled inside your baby bump, it’s super important to know that the products you use on your body and the ones you consume are pregnancy safe. Simply scan the barcode on your beauty, household or personal care products, and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand information on the product, it’s ingredients, and potential cleaner options to add to your shopping list. Tip: If you’re looking to do a total recall on your beauty routine, the brand offers curated boxes of non-toxic products to make it quick and seamless.
Good for: Prenatal fitness and nutrition
For most pregnant women, regular exercise is encouraged as part of overall prenatal wellness and can be continued up until your due date and beyond as long as it’s approved by your healthcare provider. The Baby2Body app packs a ton of knowledge from a team of global health experts and can be tailored to each mom’s pregnancy goals. The heart-pumping workouts are led by qualified pre- and post-natal fitness instructors and are properly modified to ensure the safety of each stage of pregnancy. Expectant mamas will benefit from included nutrition tips, recipes, mental health features and more.
Good for: Documenting your pregnancy
We love Qeepsake because it prompts expectant moms to document moments throughout pregnancy with thoughtful questions and bump photos. The text function makes it super simple to provide small updates that eventually add up to a substantial collection of memories you can turn into a sweet keepsake book. Once your newbie has arrived, simply opt out of the maternity questions and start journaling in baby-mode. From baby kicks to breastfeeding to first-time milestones and beyond, there’s plenty to track in this must-have app.
Good for: Building community with other moms
Making mom-friends can be hard, especially in our socially distant world of COVID. The Peanut app makes connection to other mothers in your area easier with a convenient swipe feature that allows you to view profiles and find matches based off shared interests and similar lifestyles. Whether you’re expecting, a new mom or a new-again mom to many babes, this free app helps you to find your village and expand your community.
6. Glucose Buddy+
Good for: Monitoring gestational diabetes
Recommended by Yale Health, Glucose Buddy+ brings a simpler strategy to maintaining your health during pregnancy and beyond by giving you tools to stay in control of your blood sugar balance. Scan labels, track weight and blood sugar readings, log carbohydrate intake into the food database, get support from a diabetes coach and more when you download the app.
Good for: Creating a baby registry
Find everything you need to bring baby home and house it all in one place with the Babylist app. You can add any product from any store to your registry, making the compiling process easy and the shopping process more efficient for your baby shower guests. (You can even add requests for house cleanings, babysitting funds and cash favors!) What’s more, you get a free registry consultation when you sign up, free baby box of goodies and also receive a 15 percent registry discount when you buy from their online store.
8. Birth Made Easy
Good for: Hypnobirthing
If you’re hoping to utilize relaxation during labor and practice pain management techniques ahead of time, this childbirthing app is a great tool. Listen to the playlist of meditative and visualization tracks to help you prepare calmly and confidently for birth as the final countdown to the big day approaches. Try it free for seven days and also check out the Birth Made Easy book, now available in a digital version.
Good for: Binging on birth stories
If you love gleaning from other moms’ birth stories but prefer listening over reading, Podbean is the go-to for downloading and live streaming your favorite podcasts like “The Birth Hour.” (Note that this app is only available for iPhone and iPad devices.)
10. Full Term
Good for: Tracking contractions
Rated one of the best pregnancy apps by moms and dads alike, this contraction timer is a labor MVP that will help you know when it’s time to grab the hospital bag and hit the road. The application keeps track of times, duration and frequency of the entire labor period to eliminate some of the guesswork of how things are progressing. Backup results to iCloud for later reference and email records to your birth team all from the app.