best pregnancy apps

We’ve selected these apps based on their quality, user reviews, frequent updates, and overall effectiveness at providing support and helpful resources during pregnancy. If you would like to suggest an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com!

You’re pregnant. Congratulations! After the fun of telling everyone is over, what now? Whether you are the mother, father, friend, or loved one, nine months can feel like a long time to wait. So, instead of just waiting, get involved. Here, we’ve selected some of the best pregnancy apps available to help you get educated, choose names, track the baby’s growth, play games, and more. Check them out and choose your favorites to add to your phone or mobile device.

50,000 Baby Names

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free

Interface: Very simple and uncluttered.

Usability: Choosing a name for your new addition is sometimes the hardest part. With this app, browse categories devoted to unusual names, religious names, cultural names, and even names that work well together for twins. Even the pickiest of name choosers will find a name they like with this app.

Favorite thing: Learn what all of these names mean or represent.

Baby Names

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

Interface: Easy to read and navigate.

Usability: Are you looking for a baby name that has certain initials? This app can help you find it. It can also make suggestions of names that “go” with the parents’ names, and explains the origins and meanings of many names. It also features a popularity tracker that tells you the most popular names during time periods as far back as the 1800s.

Favorite thing: The name pronunciation tool.

Baby Pool

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars $0.99

Interface: A fun game for expecting parents and their friends and family.

Usability: To get everyone excited about your baby, invite your friends and family to guess your baby’s birth date, along with time of birth, gender, name, weight, and length. They can log in online, so not everyone needs to download the app itself. Keep everyone excited about your new arrival! The app even links directly to your baby registry so you can purchase items or receive something special.

Favorite thing: The ability to grant prizes for correct guesses.

BabyBump Pregnancy Pro

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

Interface: If you love a lot of detail and options, this is the one for you.

Usability: There is a little bit of everything built into this app, including community forums and a pregnancy journal to track your weight and the size of your baby bump. It even has a good size library of baby names to choose from, along with a handy birth planner.

Favorite thing: The Baby Kick counter lets you track how often and for how long your baby kicks each day.

Full Term

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free

Interface: Crisp and clean, with a one-button start and stop timer.

Usability: When you are in labor, the last thing you need is a complicated timer. With this app you just push one button to start timing a contraction and then one button to stop. It’s that easy. The app then takes care of tracking the duration and time between each one so you can learn everything you need to know with one easy glance.

Favorite thing: The ability to email your timed contractions to your doctor.

I’m Expecting

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

Interface: Clean, and easy to navigate and read.

Usability: Along with helpful community forums, this app includes at least two new videos each week that show your baby’s development. These videos are created by medical professionals and give you proper insight into what is happening to your body (and your baby’s, too).

Favorite Thing: It has the ability to sync with other apps, such as Fitbit or RunKeeper.

mPregnancy

iPhone rating:
3 stars $0.99

Interface: Fun visuals and a setup that is geared toward men who are expecting a baby.

Usability: mPregnancy breaks down what’s going on with new baby’s development and what’s happening inside mom’s body in a way that men can relate to. Along with a FAQs section, there’s a countdown clock for the due date, plus hints and suggestions for what you can do to help mom.

Favorite thing: The photos that compare the baby’s size at each developmental stage to everyday items like beer bottle caps.

My Baby's Beat

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars $4.99

Interface: Easy to use with a help section to turn to if you have difficulties.

Usability: Hearing your baby’s heartbeat at any time is made easy with this mobile app. Anytime you want to hear the amazing sound of your baby’s heart beating inside you, just take out your cell phone and put it on your belly. After making a few adjustments to find the right spot, you’ll soon be listening to and recording your baby’s heartbeat. Each recording is saved and dated automatically.

Favorite thing: You can share recordings of baby’s heartbeat to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and more.

My Pregnancy Today by BabyCenter

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

Interface: Good, clear visuals with pages that are easy to navigate.

Usability: This app has a little bit of everything. Community forums, baby development tracking, a contraction tracker and a place to track baby’s first year. If you have a question about your pregnancy, labor, delivery, or what you need to stock up on before your baby arrives, this app can help you find the answers.

Favorite thing: The visuals of what your baby looks like at each stage includes fun comparisons of their size, and quality information on what parts of their body are developing.

Pregnancy Assistant

Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

Interface: Simple, clean, and focused on the baby’s development.

Usability: The Pregnancy Assistant gives you a snapshot of what your baby looks like at any given time, and lists stats related to the baby’s measurements and current stage of development on the same page, with a more detailed description of the baby’s development on the next page.

Favorite thing: The detailed descriptions of what stage the baby is in from week to week.

Pregnancy Due Date Calculator

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

Interface: Simple, straightforward design with a singular focus.

Usability: The focus is in the name! Use your last menstrual period to calculate what your likely date of conception was, or use it to calculate your due date.

Favorite thing: The app also gives you the exact dates you will enter each trimester.

Pregnancy ++

iPhone rating:
5 stars $3.99
Android rating:
4.5 stars $3.99

Interface: This app’s claim to fame is the visualization of your baby’s development at every stage.

Usability: Track what your baby looks like and how the fetus is developing every day of your pregnancy. You are also able to track your own health and weight, and the dashboard provides links to helpful articles that relate to your stage of pregnancy.

Favorite thing: The amazing visuals of the baby at each stage.

Prenatal Pilates by Blue Sparrow

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free

Interface: Great visuals and commands.

Usability: Keeping in shape during pregnancy can be difficult, and you want to make sure you’re being safe when you do. The exercises on this app are designed for every stage of your pregnancy, taking changes in posture and body alignment into account. Find the right workout for you based on body part, duration, and fitness level, listen to guided instructions, and track your weight and stamina.

Favorite thing: The ability to customize your workouts based on the time you have available and other factors.

Sprout Pregnancy

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free

Interface: Your developing baby is front and center, with a menu along the bottom of the screen.

Usability: This app tracks where you and baby are at every stage of your pregnancy. One section features doctor advice, with great tips and information about what you may be feeling or things you should be doing at each week or even day of your pregnancy. There’s also a journal feature so you can keep track of your pregnancy journal from day one!

Favorite thing: Plan your next doctor visit and track your weight with the app!