Five pregnancy apps every mum-to-be needs

by | Nov 27, 2019 | Maternity photography | 21 comments

Five Pregnancy Apps Every Mum-To-Be Needs by Surrey Maternity Photographer

 

As a Surrey maternity photographer, I get to meet lots of pregnant ladies.  Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but if you are anything like me, I had so many questions surrounding my pregnancy.  I had books for everything; week by week overview of the development of my baby, baby names, pregnancy health and so on.  However, now days, the information is readily available on the Internet.  Even better, there are so many pregnancy apps available that are free.  So, here are my recommendations for helping answer all those questions.

 

 

1. Baby Center

 

What a fabulous app.  It has everything you need to know. Not only does it have everything you might want to know during pregnancy, it covers newborn, baby, toddler and pre-school advice.

I especially liked the following from this app:

  1.  The fun Bumpie section where you can save all your favourite bump pictures
  2.  The baby names section where you can search up the meanings of names, names beginning with a certain letter or even the most popular names this year
  3. You can input your baby’s due date and start tracking your baby’s growth
  4. The articles are fabulous and cover topics like labour and birth, hospital checklist, morning sickness remedies, food and nutrition ideas.
  5. The most important thing ever, a contraction timer!

 

This app is extremely easy to use, free and is a wide source of information. Definitely worth a download!

 

 

 

 

2. CineMama

This app allows you to make a video of your pregnancy. Anyone who has ever watched Tom and Giovana Fletcher’s cute growing bump video will want to download this app. Throughout your pregnancy you take pictures of your bump and then you can turn your photos into a video and add your own soundtrack.  What a great fun way to document your pregnancy.

 

3. Ovia Pregnancy

This is an app purely for pregnancy.  You start this app by putting in some information including your estimated due date and your babies nickname so that you can follow the journey of your baby’s development over the weeks.

I especially liked the following from this app

  1.  The visual illustrations of your baby’s development, with an overview week by week of their growth
  2. The calendar that allows you to write notes and track doctors appointments
  3. The community section where you can view discussions on pregnancy topics or ask questions to other mums-to-be
  4. Medication and Food safety look up – helpful to see whether a medicine or partiular food is safe to have
  5.  The baby names section where you can search up the meanings of names, names beginning with a certain letter or even the most popular names this year
  6. Kick counter and contraction counters
  7. Articles and videos

 

 

 

4. Kegel Trainer

 

As a Surrey maternity photographer, I meet many pregnant ladies, and they all have recommended this app. Pelvic Floor exercises are so important to do during your pregnancy, but, with busy lives, we all have a tendency to forget.  This app will give you discreet reminders throughout the day. With ten different exercise sessions to work through, all between 30 seconds and three minutes long, this is one app to help you get your body ready.

 

 

5. Sprout Pregnancy

 

This is another app purely for pregnancy, although they do have other apps in their brand for when you have had the baby, for example, Sprout Baby.   Like the other 2 apps, they chart your pregnancy, however, I would say they perhaps this  pregnancy app does not offer such a wealth of information, but there are some nice features. Be warned though it does have some in app purchasing.

 

I especially liked the following from this app

  1.  With the Next Generation 3D Interaction in the app, you can see lifelike interactive movements, kicks, and heartbeats for a realistic representation of what’s happening right inside your growing belly.
  2. A pregnancy journal to record thoughts and moments in your journey
  3. A personalised pregnancy timeline
  4. The Doc says section which gives an overview of what a doctor would say at that stage of your pregnancy

 

So these are my recommended 5 best pregnancy apps, but there are so many others out there.  Not only do we have apps for pregnancy, but now days there is a wealth of information out there including books, social media sites and magazines. Don’t forget its best to book your newborn session whilst pregnant to guarantee availability.  Mya Lau a fantastic photographer, a baby shoot Huddersfield photographer,  has written a great article on how she likes to be creative during her newborn sessions.

 

 

21 Comments

  1. Amy

    Fab ideas

  2. Jill

    Great ideas – I am going to look these up!

  3. Carli

    Great ideas x

  4. sarah osborne

    These look good, thanks for sharing

  5. Kathryn Hill

    What a great idea, love the video app to record your pregnancy

  6. Selina

    I wish I had known about some of these apps when I was pregnant. I would have loved to make a video of my pregnancy.

  7. Mya

    Great apps thanks for sharing!

  8. Louise

    Wow, some really great apps out there

  9. MADELEINE ROGERS

    Really cool apps!

  10. Nicole Whyte

    what a great list of apps, thanks for sharing

  11. Lisa

    Thank you for the info – really helpful

  12. Emma Sohl

    THere are some here I haven’t heard of – thanks for the info!

  13. Joanne

    Great app recommendations and beautiful photos

  14. Brooke

    Great list! I also used a breast feeding app so I could remember how long & on which side I had fed baby 🙂

  15. Hannah Willis

    Such a great idea! I wish I knew this when I was pregnant. Thanks for sharing Natalie

  16. Andrea

    Brilliant!

  17. jay sauders

    brilliant apps

  18. Sharon Nicholson

    I loved the baby centre app, used it everyday in my second pregnancy

  19. Tianna

    I think I used all of these at least twice!

  20. Lauren Reynolds

    These are fab, I don’t think these were around when I was pregnant

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