best pregnancy apps of the year

We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, and overall reliability as a source of pregnancy support. If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.

Pregnancy is an amazing time. Really, there’s something new to learn every day! To help you on your journey, we looked high and low for apps designed to make the most of these next nine (OK, really 10) months. From baby name finders and informative articles to contraction trackers and tips, these apps have it all.

My Pregnancy Today

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

What fruit is your growing baby the size of today? BabyCenter’s classic pregnancy tracker and baby development calendar app is a day-by-day, week-by-week guide through your pregnancy. Expect fun, helpful tools like a baby name finder, kick counter, contraction timer, and bumpie photo diary. Explore articles and videos from BabyCenter experts, food and nutrition tips, exercise advice, and much more.

50,000 Baby Names

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars Free

Finding the perfect name can be tough, but this app will help you narrow things down. With search, sort, and filter options, you can browse origins, meanings, popularity, and much more. Store your favorites on the app. You can even invite friends to add names to a shared list. Whether you want something popular or unique, there are 50,000 names in this app to get you there.

BabyBump Pregnancy Pro

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

This award winner is one of the most comprehensive pregnancy apps out there. It provides daily and weekly details about your growing baby, a due date countdown, weight and belly measurement trackers, pregnancy forums, and a baby names guide. All these useful features and more are packaged in a slick and intuitive design. It’s no surprise this app is so popular.

I’m Expecting

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

This app offers weekly pregnancy videos and daily updates in a simple but robust format. It’s designed to share what’s happening to your growing baby and your body. Other features include tips for relieving pregnancy symptoms like nausea, fatigue, leg cramps, and cravings. Read articles and advice from industry experts. You can set reminders and notifications and create a baby bump photo diary, too. You’ll also have access to pregnancy communities for support and motivation in this app.

Pregnancy Assistant

Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

Here’s a simple, straightforward app for tracking fetal development week by week. Pregnancy Assistant shares details and images specific to your growing baby and what to expect during each week of your pregnancy. There’s also a section for personal notes.

My Baby’s Beat

iPhone rating:
3 stars $4.99

This is the world’s first prenatal listener app. It was launched in 2011 and lets users record and share the sounds of their baby’s heartbeat in utero. No accessories are required — just use your iPhone’s microphone to hear your baby’s heartbeat. For best results, this app should be used after week 30.

Baby Pool

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars $0.99

Everyone’s making guesses about your baby’s due date. This fun app makes it easy to keep track. Friends and family can guess the name, gender, birth date, birth time, weight, and length of the new baby — all in one place. Add prizes, link to your baby registry, and invite friends to your pool on Facebook. You can even send a personalized baby pool announcement when your little one arrives.

Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free
Android rating:
3.5 stars Free

Just plug in the first day of your last menstrual cycle and this lightweight app will quickly calculate your baby’s due date, the likely date of conception, how far along you are, and when you’ll hit the end of your first trimester.

Pregnancy ++

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars $2.99
Android rating:
4.5 stars $2.99

This is a beautifully designed app. It features a personal dashboard with daily pregnancy information, color and scan images, a personal diary, logs for weight gain and doctor’s visits, a kick counter, contraction timer, baby shopping list, baby names, and much more. It can also be personalized for use by dads, grandparents, and other family members.

Sprout Pregnancy

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free

What sets this pregnancy app apart from the rest? In addition to daily and weekly information about you and your baby, it’s the only app with features like 3-D interaction. This cool tool lets you experience your baby’s world in amazing detail and realistic interactive movements. With its clean design, intuitive functionality, and robust tools, this is a great all-in-one app for expecting parents.

Baby Names

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free
Android rating:
3.5 stars Free

What’s in a name? With an app like this one, you may be surprised. The Baby Names app features more than 30,000 names, plus meaning, pronunciation, gender, and origin information about them all. Compare related names, see how popular a given name is in a year-by-year breakdown (going back to 1880!), and add, rate, and share your favorites with the My Names feature. The app also offers periodic suggestions based on your preferences.

Full Term – Labor Contraction Timer

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free

This app was created by a dad to track his wife’s labor. It’s a clean, clutter-free app designed to track contraction time, duration, and frequency of the entire labor. The interface is simple and intuitive. You can view contraction history, make edits, manually enter entries, delete entries, set up alerts, add notes, and specify intensity of contractions. Additional features include a kick counter and weight tracker.

Ovia

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

Ovia is a high-tech, customizable app. It lets you track weight gain, manage pregnancy symptoms, nutrition, and record prenatal vitamins and medications. You can also track and chart your sleep patterns, moods, exercise, and more. Personalize the app with guidelines based on your BMI, age, and pregnancy age. Customize your baby’s gender and name and enjoy a dynamic timeline with relevant articles. Other features include food and medication safety look-up, a trimester progress bar, symptoms look-up, and more. Ovia uses data science and your personal details for a truly customized experience.


Jessica Timmons

Jessica writes about pregnancy, parenthood, fitness, and more. About 10 years ago, she was a copy writer at an ad agency before switching to freelance writing and editing. She could eat sweet potatoes every day. Find out more about her work at www.jessicatimmons.com.