10 Top Pregnancy Apps, According to Professionals
So you’re expecting! Or perhaps you’re simply doing some research in anticipation? We’re so excited for you! Pregnancy is an absolutely magical experience, and bringing precious children into the world is something you can be extremely proud of! With that, we’re here to help you enjoy every part of your (possible) pregnancy. We want you to simply imbibe the process, and feel the majesticness of human life growing inside of you without any worries. And that’s why we’ve done our research to find the top pregnancy apps that’ll go along with you on your exciting journey.
What Are the Top Pregnancy Apps?
Because there are so many pregnancy apps available today, it’s hard to decipher which one is reliable, useful, or even helpful. And that’s why our top 10 pregnancy app recommendations have been endorsed and given two thumbs up by professionals.
In our list, we’re going to be talking about the following 10 pregnancy apps:
- WebMD Pregnancy
- The Bump Pregnancy Countdown
- Pregnancy+ Tracker App
- Pregnancy and Baby Tracker: WTE
- Ovia Pregnancy Tracker
- BabyCenter Pregnancy Tracker
- amma-Pregnancy and Baby Tracker
- Pregnancy App Preglife
- Sprout Pregnancy
- Glow Nurture Pregnancy App
10 Pregnancy Apps Approved by Professionals
From countdown apps, baby tracking, and information for every stage of pregnancy, to 3D real-to-life movements, body changes, emotional wellbeing, and more, you’ll surely find the right app(s) to use during your wonderful pregnancy.
1. WebMD Pregnancy (iOS)
This is an in-depth pregnancy app brought to you by WebMD that doesn’t simply compare the size of your baby to pieces of fruit, but rather—gives you highly-detailed 3D renderings of your baby in the womb. It also gives you information about your own organs, and you’ll be able to get an accurate image of your baby’s development and your body’s changes. Additionally, it offers important questions to ask your doctor at various stages throughout your pregnancy to make sure you’re staying informed.
Every week, you get the chance to see a 3D image of your baby’s development when you choose to use The Bump Pregnancy Countdown app. Not just that, but it offers the chance to ask questions and get real-time answers from the expert team at The Bump. What’s also nifty about this pregnancy app is that it gives you advice on some of the must-have items for when your baby has arrived, and shares parenting editorial articles to keep you in the know.
If you choose to use the Pregnancy+ Tracker App, you’ll receive weekly interactive images of your pregnancy, and learn more about what is happening to your changing body. It also offers daily articles, expert advice, a baby size guide, and a timeline that highlights important milestones. Within its wide library of knowledge on offer, you can learn about breastfeeding, exercise, and food, and have the ability to upload photos to create a visual pregnancy diary.
What is most likely the most popular baby book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, you can now gain all of the relevant knowledge via the app. When you choose to use the WTE app, you’ll learn about specific details about where you are in your pregnancy (so specific, it even comes down to the hour). It also offers week-by-week videos about you and your baby’s developing body, as well as other pertinent information about nutrition and exercise in preparation for labor.
The Ovia Pregnancy Tracker app allows pregnant individuals to track their entire pregnancy within one simple interface. It was developed by a company that cares about the health and wellbeing of people and families, making it a trusted and reliable resource to use on your journey. On the app, you’ll be able to celebrate daily milestones, read content regarding common concerns and questions during the different stages of pregnancy, learn about safety tools, and get a 3D rendering of your baby. Going more in-depth, you can find out things such as fetal movement, number of kegels you perform, nutritional servings, and a calendar to note doctor’s appointments and record data.
If you’re looking to know everything on a day-to-day basis, the BabyCenter Pregnancy Tracker app will give you 3D renderings of your baby’s development in the womb, as well as weekly highlights such as your baby’s dimensions and anatomical development. It also offers a social network that helps you connect with others who are expecting, a “Is it safe?” option for activities, products, and food, as well as a plethora of useful articles and resources.
This app is more like a digital expert when it comes to your journey. They provide daily articles on pregnancy for those expecting, weekly advice from obstetricians, an event diary to log appointments, as well as updates on your baby’s size and development. What’s also impressive is that it contains the ability to count the number of times that your baby has kicked, track contractions, and send the results to a medic, and give suggestions on healthy meals to eat during pregnancy.
This pregnancy app has been “designed for parents, driven by knowledge”. Its mission is to provide families with fact-based knowledge to give children a healthier and brighter future from day one. In this way, you have the option to share your pregnancy journey with others. In fact, it has a “partner” button that gives them information regarding infant car seats, and the ability to do test drives using your chosen hospital route. It also allows you to view your baby’s anatomical development, view informative articles and videos, and has a diary to record your journey.
The Sprout Pregnancy app is all about journaling and sharing one’s pregnancy experience with others. “Journaling and sharing anecdotes or stories with other expectant moms can give you a sense of valuable social support,” says Dr. Lisa Masterson, OBGYN. But that’s not all this app does! It also shows you lifelike movements and heartbeat sounds that replicate what your baby may be doing, down to the exact moment, and offers 3D video renderings, and an in-depth pregnancy timeline.
The Glow Nurture Pregnancy App has been created as a means to help those who’ve experienced a previous pregnancy loss and who need additional guidance on navigating any subsequent pregnancies. It offers miscarriage support, as well as trackers to pick up on any unusual symptoms. It’s also a great app to use after giving birth because of its postpartum assistance. And while the Nurture app is all about emotional wellbeing, it too offers other handy tools to celebrate your pregnancy, such as product recommendations, the chance to read reviews from other parents, and the ability to integrate the app to your MyFitnessPal app or Apple Health app.
So, whether you’re expecting, trying to conceive, or even living with the heartbreaking aftermath of a miscarriage, these apps offer nothing but support as well as technologically-advanced and professional advice to guide you through your journey. At the end of the day, your body is beautiful and capable of sheer magic.
Helena is a sex-positive South African writer who loves swimming in the ocean under the full moon and cheesy 90’s pop. She’s currently living her best life in Porto, Portugal after scouring different continents to find her happy place.