While pregnancy tracking apps are certainly no substitute for professional medical advice, they can be fun and helpful when it comes to tracking you and your baby's growth over time. Many apps out there can keep a log of your vitamins or medicines, and connect you with other moms-t0-be. If anything feels concerning to you, you should still see a doctor! But if you're looking for a bullet journal-level of organization, these apps can deliver a sense of control and organization in an otherwise exciting but chaotic time.
1. What to Expect's Pregnancy & Baby Tracker
This Ã¼ber popular pregnancy tracking app allows you to track and contextualize your baby's growth over time using concrete visual benchmarks like fruit. Precise measurements are...fine. But who's really whipping out a ruler and scale to see how big their baby is at 11 weeks? .25 oz? No idea what that is. The size of a lime? That I can work with.
2. WebMD Pregnancy
Yep, the hypochondriac's wet dream of a website has its own pregnancy tracker and it's actually pretty comprehensive. The app features an appointment organizer, a symptom tracker (in case you want a place to log small concerns for your next doctor's visit) as well as a contraction and kick counter (which can be useful in monitoring your baby's movements and health). Plus, a place to save and track belly photos in case you're feeling nostalgic but have run out space in your camera roll. There are also weekly articles with topics relevant to the stage of pregnancy you're at.
Get it for iOS.
3. Pregnancy +
This popular app offers a sleek and easy-to-navigate user interface. You can track your baby's kicks and your weight gain, as well as learn about your baby's growth through size-specific illustrated charts and images from every angle through every week of your pregnancy. Short of your baby texting you real-time selfies from the womb, this is probably the closest you can get to seeing what your baby looks like through each stage.
4. Pregnancy Tracker & Baby App
This app features specialized tips that correspond with how far along you are in your pregnancy, like maternity shopping advice when you start to show. There's also a feature that allows you to talk to other expecting parents so you can exchange support and advice as well as just general excitement for your new bundles of joy.
5. The Bump
If all the other apps are starting to blend together for you, The Bump will certainly wake you up. This adorably bright app tracks your baby's growth and also offers informative articles and resources like recipes to remind you that yes, you totally have this under control.
6. Ovia Pregnancy Tracker
This pregnancy tracker allows you to easily track your baby's growth, symptoms, photos, and you can ask anonymous questions for other parents in the Community section of the app. Now you don't have to wonder if you're the only one who seems to be growing nipple hair like crazy. This app also lets you log pre-natal vitamin intake as well. And while the option to track your baby's growth via fruit-shaped visuals is an option, you can also change the growth setting to "Parisian Bakery" if you've ever wanted to know how big your baby is on a scale of croissants to baguettes. C'est chic!
7. BabyBump Pregnancy
If you can't decide on a baby name, download this app. You'll be able to track your baby's growth, kicks, contractions, and doctor appointments, and you can search their database of baby names. Way more productive than scrolling through Facebook yet again.
7. Sprout Pregnancy
Sprout's pregnancy app features personal testimonials from mothers as well as articles from doctors. There's also a neat 3D baby that you can check out to see how your own baby is developing. The world has come so far from the Ally McBeal CGI baby.
8. Pregnancy & Baby App –Nurture
Nurture's app gives you the same tracking feature as most apps, but you can also link your account up with your partner's and track your pregnancy together. You can also hook up the app with MyFitnessPal and the Apple Health app for seamless integration.
9. Hello Belly: Pregnancy Tracker
This cute pregnancy app offers funny illustrated tips for pregnancy, like this cheeky hint about apples:
This app is less about heavy medical advice, and more cute-lifestyley tips for expecting mothers. There's also pregnancy yoga tips and a really beautiful rainbow 3D baby that tilts with your screen and is mesmerizing to look at, even for non-pregnant women.