The 21 Best Pregnancy iPhone & Android Apps of 2013
Congrats, You’re Pregnant!
You’ve just taken a pregnancy test and it’s positive! Now the real fun begins, as you watch your body change and learn how your unborn baby develops over the next nine months. The advantages of 21st century technology make the process a whole lot easier. Apps that track your weight gain, show you what your growing baby looks like, and remind you to pack your hospital bags make pregnancy a breeze. We’ve compiled a collection of our favorite pregnancy apps. Visit the iTunes Store or Google Play to find yours.
BabyCenter: My Pregnancy Today
BabyCenter’s My Pregnancy Today is a comprehensive pregnancy guide that consistently earns high ratings. It gives you day-by-day updates on baby’s development. It also tells you 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.
Gerber Pregnancy Calculator
iPhone – 4 stars with 24 ratings – Free
A great pregnancy companion, the Gerber Pregnancy Calendar 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 Calendar 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.
50,000 Baby Names
Can’t decide what to call Junior? 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)
BabyBump Pregnancy PRO offers every pregnant woman a free or low-cost tool 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.
This slick app features high-quality charts and graphics. It times baby kicks or contractions to monitor fetal movement and helps you figure out whether it’s time to head to the hospital for labor. Consider this an all-in-one pregnancy and birth preparation app!
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 weight gain, fetal development, and your pregnancy appointments, and learn some fun pregnancy facts too.
Happy Pregnancy Ticker also features an ovulation tracking function – a useful tool for those trying to conceive. As a nice bonus, users can access 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’s I’m Expecting 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 the app 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.
Android – 4.4 stars with 5,017 ratings – Free
Pregnancy Assistant is a personal pregnancy assistant that lives 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 stars with 851 ratings – $3.99
Dr. Gregory P. Moore’s iPregnancy app is an industry favorite for tracking everything about a pregnancy. Calculate your due date, track the baby’s development, and chart your progress toward a full-term delivery. View 2D and 3D 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!
Pilates for Pregnancy
iPhone – 3.5 stars with 63 ratings – $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.
My Labor Bags
iPhone – 4 stars with 20 ratings – $1.99
Don’t fret another minute about what to pack in your labor bags. The MyLaborBags app helps you keep tabs on what you have—and what you still need to get—for your hospital bags.
You can also track a bag for the father, 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 716 ratings – $0.99
Rest easy in the home stretch of pregnancy with iContraction. This app keeps track of the timing and frequency of contractions. You can create quick charts of the five 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 when you are approaching your last few weeks of pregnancy.
mPregnancy - For Men with Pregnant Women
iPhone – 3.5 stars with 321 ratings – $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, updates let 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.
Note: You must be at least 17 years old to download mPregnancy. Some of the material may feature mature themes, crude humor, or mild sexual content.
My Baby's Beat
iPhone – 3 stars with 58 ratings – $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 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 331 ratings – $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 type.
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 – 3.5 stars with 26 ratings – $0.99
Pregnancy brings out the gambler in every relative: everyone has an opinion about the baby’s gender, due date, and expected features. With this app, you can 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!).
Menstruation and Ovulation Calendar
iPhone – 4.5 stars with 137 ratings – Free
If you’re not pregnant yet, but working on it, you probably already know that sometimes conceiving takes a bit of scientific thinking. The Menstruation and Ovulation Calendar app has everything you need to make baby-making just a little easier to figure out. Track your menstrual cycle length and dates so you’ll know when to expect your period. The ovulation calculator functions lets you input your body temperature to predict when you’re ovulating. You can also track symptoms like cramping and migraines and protect all your private information with a passcode.
Pregnancy Due Date Calculator
iPhone – 4 stars with 16 ratings – Free
Pregnancy brings plenty of new experiences to the expectant mom, including a large collection of dates and numbers to remember. Tsavo’s Pregnancy Due Date Calculator lets you calculate and access important information regarding your baby’s due date at the touch of a button. If you know the date of your last period, start from there to determine your due date. Sometimes babies measure “off” from where the doctor thinks they should be. Work backwards using your estimated due date to find the day you likely conceived to help clear up any confusion about the baby’s size and state of development.
This personalized app gives you all the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy. You can track your weight and your baby’s development. You can also create a shopping list of nursery items. Read all about how diet and exercise fits into a healthy pregnancy, and keep track of your doctors’ appointments all in one place. Pregnancy++ features a kick and contraction counter, as well as sonogram photos in full color. The app can help you make a birth plan and can tailor the information to anyone: Mom, Dad and even grandparents.
Pregnancy Sprout Lite
iPhone – 4.5 stars with 88 ratings – Free
The body changes, life changes, and massive amounts of information being thrown at you during pregnancy can be overwhelming. Turn to Pregnancy Sprout Lite when you’re feeling a little frazzled. This doctor-recommended app keeps track of you doctors’ visits, your baby’s developmental milestones, and much more. Features include a hospital bag checklist, a customizable shopping list for baby items, and weight tracker. Count the baby’s kicks and contractions when labor hits with Pregnancy Sprout’s innovative counter software. Full-color photos help you see what your baby looks like throughout your pregnancy.
100 Pregnancy Tips
Android – 4 stars with 11 ratings – Free
Everyone seems to have useful pregnancy advice for expectant mom. Your mother has her own tried-and-true remedy for morning sickness, your best friend swears by a certain brand of anti-stretch mark cream, and so on. It can be difficult to know what tips to live by. 100 Pregnancy Tips can take the guesswork out of the equation. Tips range from reminding you to consume a few more calories to support your baby’s growth, to letting you know you’re not alone when you’re feeling under the weather.
Pregnancy Care (Prenatal Yoga)
Exercise during pregnancy is safe, and highly encouraged to keep you healthy and ready for the physical toll of labor. Yoga is a gentle form of stretching that won’t hurt you or your baby during pregnancy. Pregnancy Care (Prenatal Yoga) takes you through yoga sequences that are appropriate for each of the three trimesters of pregnancy. Features include color photos of each pose as well as an explanation of how it can help you feel more comfortable.
Relax and Enjoy
Pregnancy apps help you learn more than you ever imagined about your developing baby and the new journey on which you’re about to embark. While it’s handy to have plenty of information at your fingertips, don’t forget to breathe. Slow down, relax, and enjoy the nine months of pregnancy. This special time in your life will pass much more quickly than you might think!
We selected these pregnancy apps based on their potential to help pregnant women. Additional factors included user ratings, affordability, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to patients’ needs. This list represents a wide range of helpful iPhone and Android apps that make pregnancy easier and more fun to manage.
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. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) haven’t approved them unless otherwise indicated.