My sources tell me that there is a lot to learn when you’re having a baby… not only in the realm of preparation for the baby, but in the knowledge about its growth inside you, and stuff like that. Here are the hands-down best apps to download for you pregnant vinas!
This app is #1 for first-time mamas. It gives you fun facts about your babies health in and out of the womb, busts myths you may be worrying over, gives tips for having your best pregnancy, and tracks your baby’s growth in relation to fun foods like poppyseed or a papaya. But it isn’t just for the currently pregnant— it also helps track ovulation periods in order to best optimize your body’s internal clock while trying to get pregnant. And you can continue tracking milestones after your babe’s birth, such as immunizations, nursing, age, etc.
Similar to The Bump, BabyBump can track your baby’s growth and provide helpful tips and hacks for pregnancy. They have a team that answers all of your baby-related questions. You can also track your tummy’s growth with your very own pictures on a timeline within the app! In addition, you can keep track of your favorite baby names and find the best ways to spell them, based on your own styles and preferences. And the app tells you new things about yourself, your pregnancy, and your baby every day.
This one is perfect for staying healthy and fit for yourself and the baby! The app gives you personalized workouts that are super safe for you both. With videos you can exercise along to, tracking capabilities, and a place to keep your “favorites,” this app will ensure that you keep a healthy mind and body through the ups and downs of your trimesters.
MY BABY’S BEAT
This one isn’t free… but it’s definitely worth it. It allows you to listen to the tiny heartbeat in your belly outside of the doctor’s office! Now you can hear their strong flutters from bed when you are suffering from insomnia, on bed rest, or are just plain bored.
As your pregnancy comes to full term, download this app. You can track your contractions’ frequency, severity, and length. Set a timer so you are less likely to miscalculate duration; therefore, you’re less likely to freak out and rush to the hospital when it’s not time to freak yet. You can set requirements and contraction alerts, so that when you’ve reached your ideal frequency, you can race to your nearest hospital.
Comment below if you use any of these apps! And after you download the rest, don’t forget to download the Hey! VINA so you can meet other vinas (pregnant or not) in your area!
(All app icons via iTunes. Feature image via @pregnantandperfect)