Pregnancy is a life-changing experience and it can be overwhelming, especially when you are having your first child. Thanks to modern technology, moms-to-be can better understand and keep track of various aspects of their baby’s day-to-day health. This can ease the pressure of pregnancy and grant moms peace of mind.
Just like diabetes apps or fitness tracking apps, when it comes to pregnancy there are many phone-centric baby trackers that can help you monitor your baby’s growth every step of the way.
“Pregnancy is a time when your body is changing a lot, so an app can be a great way to prepare yourself for what to expect and know what’s normal or not,” says Christine Masterson, M.D., an ob-gyn with Summit Medical Group in New Jersey” (Women’s Health, 2018)
Wouldn't be cool if you can know the size of your baby based on how many months of pregnancy? well there is an app designed to tell you just that and much more!!
Today in this blog post you are going to learn about the top 5 apps recommended by gynaecologists that can transform your pregnancy experience and provides you with many help-full information. Keep in mind, no matter how advanced pregnancy apps can get, it does not eliminate the need for care by a qualified professional and it's all better used in line with professional advice and care.
1. What to Expect Pregnancy & Baby Tracker
“What to Expect” is a pregnancy tracker app developed by Everyday Health Inc that will guide you through your pregnancy day-by-day and week-by-week. By entering your baby’s due date or by using the built in calculator you can start tracking your baby’s growth immediately.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a one stop shop when it comes to pregnancy information. It features more than 15,000 published articles on a variety of pregnancy topics. The app offers personalized tracking that displays down to the minute details about your pregnancy with weekly videos about your developing body and baby. On top of that, it covers information about nutrition, exercise and labor preparations.
2. The Bump Pregnancy Countdown
The Bump is a free pregnancy tracker app for first time-moms. It offers a unique 3D imaging of your developing baby week in and week out. But what really makes it help-full (and award winner) is the real-time online assistance feature.
The Bump app offers first time moms the ability to ask questions and get real time response from The Bump staff, a team of pregnancy expert and other moms who took this journey before.
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3. Sprout Pregnancy
If you like journaling and keeping track of your progress as well as your baby’s progress, Sprouts Pregnancy stands out among other choices.
As one of Time Magazine’s top 50 Apps of the Year, Sprouts Pregnancy offers moms one of the best journaling options which can be a valuable tool to gain a sense of social support by sharing it with other expectant moms.
In addition, Sprouts Pregnancy offers a 3D interaction with your baby’s world. You will be able to download, print and share your belly photos and add it to the journal next your thoughts and moments from your journey.
4. Baby HeartBeat App
The Baby HeartBeat app is a pregnancy tracker app that allows you to track, record and share every moment of your pregnancy. You will not only be able to share it with your loved ones but also with your physician.
Pregnancy is a unique experience, and being able to live it moment by moment and share it with your loved ones can be extremely rewarding.
The Baby HeartBeat app can also be connected to the Fetal Doppler, a pocket-sized ultrasound device that allows you to listen, record and share your baby’s movements and heart beats.
5. Mind the Bump
Pregnancy can be stressful and that stress can be harmful for moms and baby’s health. Mind the Bump is an app designed by mental health professionals who are specialized in mindfulness and perinatal health that will prepare you mentally to the changes coming with pregnancy.
“The idea of bringing other things like meditation into your pregnancy can be helpful, and using an app like this can cover a base that we don’t often have time to cover in the office during visits” says Christine Masterson, M.D. and an ob-gyn from New Jersey
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