Top 18 Pregnancy Apps 2012: iPhone & Android
Check out the top pregnancy Apps of 2012
Top 18 Pregnancy Apps 2012: iPhone & Android
According to the CDC, over 4 million babies are born each year in the U.S. Monitor your pregnancy progress and prepare for labor with these fabulous pregnancy apps for Androids and iPhones.
These creative apps offer top-notch graphics, birth videos, networking opportunities, handy tip lists, and even man-friendly advice. Never miss a prenatal care visit, and let all of your loved ones know how your pregnancy is advancing—and when you’ve selected a name!
Please note: Healthline Networks does not endorse or warrant for fitness of purpose any of these applications. These apps have not been evaluated for medical accuracy by Healthline Networks and unless otherwise indicated, haven’t been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
BabyCenter: My Pregnancy Today
Android - 4.7 stars - Free
iPhone - 4.5 stars with 16421 reviews - Free
BabyCenter’s My Pregnancy Today is a comprehensive, thorough pregnancy app with over 41,000 five star ratings. Get day-by-day updates on your pregnancy, the baby’s development, and what to expect in terms of symptoms. The app offers award-winning videos and development graphics, and helps users keep track of essential appointments and milestones.
Calculate your due date, follow the app’s nutrition guide, and even connect with other moms due at the same time. This fabulous pregnancy app is a must-have pregnancy companion.
Gerber Pregnancy Calculator
iPhone - 4 stars with 22 reviews - Free
A great pregnancy companion, the Gerber Pregnancy Calculator offers a week-by-week guide to your pregnancy. In addition to healthy snack ideas and a weight tracker, the app offers a calendar feature to help you keep track of prenatal care appointments.
The Gerber Pregnancy Calculator also gives users access to expert answers to common questions, and a tool that lets you upload your ultrasounds and even record your baby’s heartbeat. Track your baby’s development and your own changes at the same time.
50000 Baby Names
Android - 4 stars with 1 million-5 million installs in the last 30 days - Free
This Android app does what it says and more. 50,000 Baby Names allows you to search for the perfect name by meaning, gender, origin, popularity, and more. You can generate random name selections, make up your own to add to the database, and check out the clever categories of special names (Bible names, Flower names, etc.).
Find the best name for your baby and send ideas to friends and family through the email feature. Keep track of the names you love and work through this giant list of options for your new little one.
BabyBump Pregnancy PRO (or free)
Android - 4.3 stars with 10K-50K installs in the last 30 days - $2.99
iPhone - 4.4 stars with 7123 reviews - $3.99
This slick app for iPhones and Android phones offers every pregnant woman a free or low-cost app for making pregnancy seem like a cinch. Start the countdown to your due date, track your baby’s development, search baby names, and interact with other moms in pregnancy forums.
BabyBump Pregnancy PRO offers high-quality charts and graphics, and it even helps time baby kicks or contractions to monitor fetal movement and help you figure out whether it’s time to head to the hospital for labor. Consider this app an all-in-one pregnancy and birth preparation app!
Android - 4.5 stars with 500K-1 million installs in the last 30 days - Free
Softcraft’s Happy Pregnancy Ticker offers a nice variety of freebie features to help you enjoy and track the details of your pregnancy. Keep tabs on your pregnancy weight gain, fetal development, fun pregnancy facts, and your pregnancy appointments.
Happy Pregnancy Ticker also allows women to time their ovulation for those trying to achieve pregnancy. As a nice bonus, the app offers users a discussion forum and a contraction timer as well. You can even send your data via email to keep tabs on your progress and needs.
MedHelp I'm Expecting
Android - 4.5 stars with 500K-1 million installs in the last 30 days - Free
MedHelp’s I’m Expecting Pregnancy App offers plenty of valuable health information for pregnant women. In addition to comparing your symptoms to those of other moms, you can get valuable pregnancy updates and keep track of your appointments and tests.
Use I’m Expecting to monitor your pregnancy weight on your pregnancy countdown. You can also participate in online forums with other users. Download the app to get your questions answered and organize all of your important pregnancy-related information with I’m Expecting.
Android - 4.4 stars with 100K-500K installs in the last 30 days - Free
Pregnancy Assistant is what it is supposed to be: a personal pregnancy assistant in your Android phone. Track your baby’s development day by day with beautiful images and information on the baby’s size and abilities. Get estimates for how big the baby is and how much he or she weighs based on your estimated day of delivery.
This simple, handy pregnancy tracker makes it fun and easy to keep tabs on your baby’s growth. Just enter your due date and wait for the information to come to you!
iPhone - 4.5 stars with 9469 reviews - $3.99
Dr. Gregory P. Moore’s iPregnancy pregnancy app is an industry favorite for tracking everything about a pregnancy. Calculate your due date, track the baby’s development, chart your progress toward a full-term delivery, and view 2-D and 3-D images of a baby at your child’s point in development.
Link the app with your Facebook or Twitter account, and keep track of everything from your moods to your weight gain and test results. As the app page says, you can do all of this for just the price of a drink from Starbucks!
iPhone - 4 stars with 89 reviews - Free
This iPhone app (which will soon be available for Android as well) is the perfect Pregnancy Companion. Created by OB/GYNs, this program offers a chic layout for keeping tabs on everything from your progress to your daily to-do lists and even your hydration (How many glasses of water have you had today?).
This app has your safety in mind, making sure that your yoga poses, medications, and foods are all up to snuff for pregnancy. Take advantage of the acupressure tips and the pointers for interpreting your ultrasound pictures. A true gem!
Pilates for Pregnancy
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 60 reviews - $9.99
For women looking for a great workout tailored to their trimester in pregnancy, look no further than the Pilates for Pregnancy app. This app offers three excellent Pilates routines that are safe and customized for your special pregnancy needs.
Take advantage of the app’s convenient workout guides, but don’t miss out on the journal, photo, development tracker, and planner features. This stellar app combines a great physical activity guide with everything you need for an organized pregnancy.
50+ Most Popular Mocktails
iPhone - $1.99
Although it doesn’t have enough rankings yet to generate a rating, this clever app will help many a woman regain the tastes of her favorite forbidden drinks. With 50+ Most Popular Mocktails on hand, you can browse recipes for alcohol-free cocktail-style drinks.
Colorful, flavorful, and as creative as any bar-worthy concoction, these mocktails will brighten any woman’s night when a bit of pampering is in order. It’s also a handy app when girls’ night out leaves you yearning for pre-pregnancy partying!
My Labor Bags
iPhone - 4 stars with 37 reviews - $1.99
Don’t fret another minute about what to pack in your labor bags. The My Labor Bags app helps you keep tabs on what you have—and what you still need to get—for your and your baby’s hospital bags.
You can also track a bag for the Daddy, and browse the recommendations for everyone’s must-have lists. In addition, you can personalize your app and count down to the big day!
iPhone - 4 stars with 793 reviews - $0.99
Once you’re in the home stretch of pregnancy, iContraction can let you rest easy. This app keeps track of the timing and frequency of contractions. You can create quick charts of the 5 or 10 most recent contractions and delete them in case of an accidental addition.
In addition, you can track a countdown to your due date and even email your contraction timing charts to a friend or physician. Keep iContraction on hand for when you are approaching your last few weeks of pregnancy.
mPregnancy - For Men with Pregnant Women
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 342 reviews - $2.99
For men with pregnant women in their lives, this is an indispensable app. mPregnancy offers pregnancy updates for men in language and references that interest and make sense to them. For example, they can get updates letting them know when their baby is about the size of a beer cap, football, or another man-friendly item.
In addition, this clever app counts down to pregnancy and offers regular tips for how your guy can make pregnancy easier for you. mPregnancy offers tips for building a baby-friendly nursery and keeping tabs on a healthy pregnancy diet.
My Baby's Beat
iPhone - 3.5 stars with 268 reviews - $3.99
If you own an iPhone and long to connect with your baby between sonogram images, try listening to his or her heart beat with the fabulous My Baby’s Beat app. Hold your phone up to your belly to search for, listen to, and record your baby’s heartbeat.
Follow the app’s instructions to get the best sound quality, and turn your phone to the Airplane setting to stop transmitting Internet waves when you hold it to your abdomen. Hear your baby’s heartbeat whenever you want!
Foods to Avoid When Pregnant
iPhone - 3 stars with 330 reviews - $0.99
Pregnancy can be a challenge—especially when eating out or grocery shopping. Make menu planning and your daily diet as easy as a simple check of your iPhone. The Foods to Avoid When Pregnant app neatly categorizes foods and drinks by group.
Find out whether your salad should be paired with a different cheese than the restaurant’s recipe offers, or whether that TV dinner you’re craving is safe for you during pregnancy. This simple, organized guide to what you should avoid during pregnancy makes safe eating as easy as scroll, click, and read!
iPhone - 3 stars with 341 reviews - $2.99
For women trying to achieve or avoid pregnancy, the Ovulation Calendar app for iPhones helps keep track of the menstrual cycle. Those up for a little fun can even take the app’s advice for the days on which they are most likely to conceive a boy or a girl.
Learn which days your ovulation is most likely to occur so that you can choose to try to achieve or avoid pregnancy. Women who are also willing to track basal body temperature and symptoms can accurately track their fertile times. Make Ovulation Calendar your fertility friend to take advantage of this handy pregnancy app.
iPhone - 4 stars with 18 reviews - $0.99
Pregnancy brings out the gambler in every relative: everyone has an opinion about the baby’s gender, due date, and expected features. Invite friends to make guesses about your baby’s birth weight, length, and whatever else you like. Link your Baby Pool to your Facebook and email to make it easy for everyone to exchange their bets.
When the baby comes along, announce the stats to everyone on your list. Whoever was closest to the most stats wins the satisfaction of bragging rights (or a prize, if you’re willing!).
Try an App During Pregnancy
Even if pregnancy hormones aren’t messing with your memory, you will find a few of these apps a real lifesaver when you’re stressed and busy. Download a few to keep yourself organized, connect with your baby, and learn everything you can about your pregnancy.
These pregnancy apps make all the details of prepping for motherhood a breeze. Await the big day with joy, and be totally prepared for your labor and delivery with a hospital bag, a head full of knowledge, and a contraction counter!
We selected these pregnancy apps based on their potential to aid pregnant women and their loved ones in a number of ways. Additional factors considered in selecting these apps included: user ratings, affordability, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to pregnancy and its community's needs. Together, this collection represents the gamut of helpful iPhone and Android apps that are successfully designed to make pregnancy more manageable.