If there’s one thing pregnant moms aren’t lacking in this high-speed, digital life, it’s information. What we once trusted to Google search is now available in detail – and with much more reliability and accuracy – through a medley of apps. Yet the options at our fingertips can even get overwhelming, until now. We’ve narrowed down our top 5 pregnancy apps that will actually help you stay informed, connected and organized throughout your pregnancy and beyond – so you can focus on what matters most: nurturing yourself and your growing baby.
With rave reviews from Vogue, The New York Times, Forbes and others, you know Peanut is doing something right with its “safe-space.” From fertility struggles to baby showers and labor, the community-focused app connects women who are at similar life stages. Peanut also regularly shares expert-led podcasts, articles and guides.
This isn’t your mother’s What to Expect. The classic guide to pregnancy got a digital upgrade with an app that tracks your baby’s growth and your body’s changes, along with a journal tool for monitoring symptoms, kick counts and more. Once your baby is born, the app works as a milestone tracker all the way up to the toddler stage.
This all-encompassing app has features you didn’t even know you needed. Not only does it deliver weekly and daily information about you and your baby’s development, it shows real-to-life, 3D interactive movements (think baby kicks, punches and heartbeat). One of our favorite features is the contraction counter, because the last thing you should be doing in the throes of labor is mental math!
We know you’re aware of the benefits of exercise while pregnant, but we also know that squeezing in a workout is sometimes easier said than done. With mom and fitness instructor, Katrina Scott guiding you through trimester-specific workouts with cheeky names like “Baby Got Back,” you’ll feel motivated, strong and healthy throughout all stages of your pregnancy.
For partners who want to take a proactive and supportive role in your pregnancy, Daddy Up is a self-proclaimed “field guide for dads.” Features include weekly baby and mom updates, a journal log, contraction counter, and hospital bag checklist – all with a fun tone guaranteed to give parents-to-be a chuckle.
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