If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re pregnant! First off – congratulations! You may find yourself being caught up in the moment. Probably, you’ll start buying a tonne of baby products and nursery essentials and downloading apps that might not be that useful after all. Fortunately, we’re here to help! We’ve done the work for you, and after scouring the internet and the Google/Apple stores, we managed to find 5 apps that are truly helpful in your journey towards motherhood.
Before we break down the best pregnancy apps on the market, we want to make it clear that Google and apps cannot substitute professional medical advice. If you’re experiencing certain difficulties during your pregnancy, please refer to a medical professional rather than wasting time on Googling and speculation.
With a rating of 4.9 on the Apple Store and 4.8 on Google Play, this app has cemented itself as one of the top pregnancy apps out there. It’s full of useful info for expectant mothers, while also prioritising mothers’ needs before ads, premium content and user communities. One user commented, “I love the uncluttered design and that there’s no ads, pop-ups, or pressure to pay for a premium account”.
2. The Bump
The Bump stands out from the crowd by using bright visuals and a user-friendly interface that’s easy to navigate. Best of all – it’s completely free, and it includes features such as an interactive 3D visualisation of your growing baby, daily content, a list of baby names, the ability to save belly and baby shots as well as exclusive offers and discounts from partner retailers.
3. Pregnancy +
Pregnancy + is one of the top players in the game: it’s been downloaded more than 40 million times and a lot of expectant mothers swear by it. Pregnancy + features a sheer number of features that are divided into sections such as Baby Development, Pregnancy Guides & Information, Organize & Plan, Exclusive 3D Models and Pregnancy Articles. Moreover, Pregnancy + enables you to personalise your journey by sharing it with friends and family.
4. 280Days: Pregnancy Diary App
This fun app allows you to share your notes and your journey with your partner and loved ones. You can manage your physical condition and medical checkups, use the app’s cute illustrations to inform yourselves about all things baby-related and turn your pregnancy notes and photos into a book! User Jun Wee Goh lauded the app by saying, “Great app that was developed with effort and heart. Made our journey from day 1 of pregnancy to the birth of the baby such a meaningful and nostalgic one. The illustrations and daily baby quotes are super cute. Thoroughly enjoyed using this app – thanks for the experiences!”
5. Hello, Belly
Hello, Belly is a pregnancy app with a twist. It’s lifestyle-oriented, offering more than 400 health tips by medical professionals as well as a meditation guide and yoga video classes for those mothers who want to stay fit while pregnant. It’s highly commended for its eye-catching visuals, calming graphics and for having just the right amount of info without overwhelming the user.