4 Pregnancy Apps You Can Use Today

Pregnancy apps have become one of the most popular tools for expecting parents as it allows you to track, manage, and plan everything you need in pregnancy.

With a simple download on your mobile device, you can gain instant access to tons of resources and information that can help you with your weekly pregnancy as well as baby’s growth. 

You can build registries, find tips and ideas on baby nursery items, jot down notes and write journal entries, all while carrying your personalized information with you anywhere you go.

But with several pregnancy apps to choose from, how do you know which one is the better one?

In this post, I will share with you four pregnancy apps that you can use today plus the tools and features available in each one.

1. Pregnancy Week-by-Week App

The Pregnancy Week-by-Week app is one of the most popular pregnancy apps available out there and has been downloaded by over 1 millions users. 

You can find pregnancy tips as well as information to help you prepare for baby’s arrival.

Tools:

Each week, you will see a comparison of baby’s size to a real-life visual of a fruit or vegetable as well as learn about which week of the trimester you are on (there are 3 trimesters).

Other tools you will find within the app includes:

  • The weight tracker
  • Kick counter
  • Contraction counter
  • Articles and information for pregnancy and baby
  • Kegel exercise trainer

Using the kegel exercise trainer can help you with labor and delivery as it helps you strengthen your muscles that support your bladder, uterus, and bowels.

I found that the app is very easy to use and you can find the tools and information you need without much effort.

There is a calendar overview that you can look at that allows you to add notes or events as reminders.

I also love how you can read information about topics related to pregnancy or baby within the app. For example, you can learn more about diapering options for baby or maternity bra options for mom. 

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Not overloaded with ads
  • Useful information for mom and baby
  • You can export and save your information from the app

Cons:

  • I saw that the menu icons on the home screen are not labeled, which can cause confusion within the first few seconds as a first-time user. However, it doesn’t take long to understand what each icon indicates (home / dashboard, mom, and baby). 

  • No online community
  • Unable to add multiple children profiles to the app if you want information other kids as well

Where to Download: 

iTunes | Google Play

2. What to Expect Pregnancy App

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Another great and popular pregnancy app is the What to Expect Pregnancy app.

The app is associated with the popular pregnancy website, WhatToExpect.com, as well as the pregnancy book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Tools:

Within the app, you can find numerous tools to help you track and manage your pregnancy. 

Each week, you will see baby’s growth compared to a fruit or vegetable as well as a visual of the fetus. You will also see a visual of baby’s size within your belly.

Additional tools you can find within the app include:

  • The due date calculator
  • Registry checklist builder (building a list of items you need for baby)
  • Registry builder with Amazon
  • Chinese gender chart
  • Recipes for pregnancy
  • Articles and information for mom and baby
  • Symptoms guide
  • Upcoming tests and screens guide
  • Best products for mom and baby, that have been voted by the What to Expect staff
  • Online community 

I love that there are tons of resources within this app for mom for all stages throughout pregnancy. 

You can find everything you need to know about maternity products, baby care tips, and even learn about the top products for mom and baby that have been tested and reviewed. 

Have a 2-year old as well? Not a problem. You can add other children to the app and view personalized information for each child. For example, you can read about toddler milestones if you wanted and toggle to your other profile when needed.

Pros:

  • Online community with over thousands of users
  • Easy to use
  • Tons of articles and resources
  • Personalized experience 
  • Not overloaded with ads
  • Can add multiple children to your profile

Cons:

  • No option to add journal or diary entries
  • Cannot export data or information, if desired
  • No monthly calendar overview, only week-by-week 

Where to Download:

iTunes | Google Play

3. The Bump Pregnancy App

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Another one of the most popular pregnancy apps you can try today is, the Bump, pregnancy app. 

The pregnancy app is associated with the online popular pregnancy website, theBump.com, and contains numerous information for expecting mom and her baby. 

You can create a free profile and start your personalized experience the moment you download the app. 

Tools:

  • Weekly visual of baby’s size compared to a fruit or vegetable
  • Prenatal checklist
  • Best of Baby products picked by the Bump’s staff member
  • Articles and information based on various topics such as, Getting Pregnant, Pregnancy, Baby, Toddler, Parents, and Baby Products
  • Registry builder with Amazon, buybuyBaby, Crate & Kids, and Pottery Barn Kids, Walmart, and Target
  • Baby names search tool
  • Discounts, coupons, and savings programs affiliated with the Bump
  • Weekly photo album for baby or belly
  • Trimester doctor appointment guide under the Planner+ feature
  • Food and recipe articles you can try in pregnancy

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Not overloaded with ads
  • Tons of resources and information
  • Personalized experience
  • Can add multiple children to your profile
  • Can share your pregnancy journey with your significant other by adding their name and email to your account preferences

Cons:

  • No online community
  • Cannot export data or information
  • No monthly overview of your pregnancy, only week-by-week
  • Cannot add journal or diary entries
  • Cannot add weekly bump/baby photos 

Where to Download:

iTunes | Google Play

4. Ovia Pregnancy App 

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Looking for another great pregnancy app? You can try the Ovia Pregnancy app!

The pregnancy app was created by Ovia Health, a digital health platform for women and families. They help deliver real-time personalized guidance throughout life events such as infertility and pregnancy.

Tools:

  • Baby’s weekly size comparison to a fruit or vegetable
  • Weekly view of the fetus in the womb
  • Articles and information on pregnancy and baby
  • Health and nutrition tips
  • Calendar overview, you can also add notes or data to the calendar such as your mood, weight, symptoms, sleep, etc…
  • Online community support
  • Kick counter
  • Contraction timer
  • Baby names generator
  • Baby registry checklist (associated with Babylist)
  • Data graph overview of weight
  • Food safety, medication, and symptoms lookup

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Strong health tracker 
  • Online community
  • Can export data and information
  • Can add partner to the email subscription list to get daily updates and tips about baby’s development
  • You can sync with the Fitbit

Cons:

  • Unable to add multiple children profiles to the app but you can download the Ovia Parenting app (other apps include Ovia Fertility)
  • No option to add journal or diary entries
  • No personal photo album feature (to add weekly bump or baby photos)

Where to Download:

iTunes | Google Play

Overall, all of these pregnancy apps are great for expecting parents because of its strong tools and features.

Whether you are looking for an app that comes with an online community or one that has multiple personalized profiles, you can definitely find the one that fits your needs. 

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