Expectant mothers now have an array of digital tools at their disposal to answer queries and guide them when in doubt.
Thanks to apps – which even help time your contractions – mothers-to-be now have handy apps to help them with prenatal support.
Let's take a look at some of the best apps available to help expecting parents during their exciting new journey.
This no-fuss app is a must-have for any expectant mother as it will time your contractions effectively. The interface is easy to use and you can start and stop the timer easily. You basically have a timer and a timing log handy with the Full Term app. It also has nifty features such as a kick counter, nutrition information, fitness tips and more.
Announcing that you're expecting a baby is quite exciting, and what better way to do it than by customizing an image with a personalized announcement. BellySnaps allows parents-to-be to do just that. You can attach banners to belly pictures and share the joy with your loved ones!
This app is not free and will set you back by $0.99. It is only available for iOS.
Clicking snaps of your growing belly and documenting the progress every week is exactly what the CineMama app does for the nine months. In the end, the app will compile all the images into a short movie with a music track of your choice. The app helps you have a wonderful keepsake.
My Pregnancy Today
This app lets expectant parents see the pictures of their baby's development, as well as keeps track of all pregnancy-related information. It even answers queries pertaining to pregnancy which often come up during the nine-month gestation period.
My Pregnancy Today app is easy to use and even gives you access to clear videos and statistics. Mothers-to-be can even become a part of the app's community and meet other expectant moms. You even have the option of posting the "Bumpie."
This app for Android and iOS not only has weight and contraction trackers, but also lets you hear the heartbeat sound of your baby from week nine. You can also see 3D images of your baby from the womb. You can follow the progress of the baby by giving your actual due date as well.
Some features are available only through in-app purchases though ($3.99).
Picking a name for your baby is quite challenging and Baby Names has over 30,000 names you can choose from. You also learn the meaning, origin and popularity of the listed names. The app also features the option to shortlist some names that catch your fancy as "Favorites."
This feature-rich NHS-approved app is quite popular with parents-to-be as it has a daily dashboard where you get a summary of information and updates. There is an appointment log, pregnancy timeline, weight log, guides for packing, pregnancy journal and even contraction and kick timers.
Who's Your Daddy
This app is for dads-to-be and also shows the lighter side of pregnancy with tongue-in-cheek humor.
Who's Your Daddy offers daily tips, pregnancy timeline, weekly updates, hospital bag packing checklist, contraction timer and baby names. This app will help first time dads understand the other side of pregnancy. The app has simple language and several useful tips.
The app costs $2.99 and is available for iOS.
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