You just found out you are pregnant. Congratulations!!! I know you’re all aflutter with emotions and questions and what to do next. One of the best ways to track your pregnancy in today’s technology based world is with a pregnancy app. Pregnancy apps help you track your’s and baby’s growth, symptoms to monitor, and keep track of appointments and important milestones. Some apps even boast large communities of other expectant moms and industry experts.

There are a ton of apps to choose from, but I’ve compiled my top 5 favorites for your consideration. I based my recommendations on personal use, features available, ease of use, as well as user reviews from the iOS App Store.  

Without any further ado, here are my 5 Best Pregnancy Apps!

5 Best Pregnancy Apps - Mama Brilliance

Ovia

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ on iOS

This was the first pregnancy app I used, so I have to say I am a bit partial. I also used Ovia’s Fertility Tracker & Ovulation Calculator. Since this was the app that helped me track my ovulation to get pregnant, I felt confident in using the pregnancy app as well.

I love Ovia because it’s a fully comprehensive pregnancy app with a bunch of features: due date tracker, calendar, community forum, tips and tricks, updates on baby’s development and size. I also love that Gina, the Chief of Product at Ovia, shares her pregnancy with you over the weeks.

Every week on the day that your app resets, you’ll get a short video from Gina talking about the milestones you and your baby are marking that week, as well as what she has experienced that week. During the first trimester, there are videos every 3 weeks or so, and then in the 2nd trimester it picks up to one video per week.

But… my all-time favorite feature of this app is the baby size tracker theme options. You know how most apps will compare the baby’s growth to fruits or veggies? Yeah, well Ovia has a few different options to choose from. And I love them. You can choose from fruits & veggies, Parisian Bakery, Fun & Games, and my personal favorite: Weird-but-cute animals.

I loved that I could associate baby’s size with something other than a grapefruit or a potato. At the time of this posting, my baby is 24 weeks, which under the weird-but-cute animals theme is the size of an Atlantic Puffin! How cute is that?

 

Screenshots taken from Ovia Presskit.

The Bump

⭐⭐⭐⭐½ on iOS

The Bump is a sleek and simple app for pregnancy tracking. It has everything you need in a pregnancy app: weekly growth tracker, community forum, appointment list, new articles daily, and even an option to start your registry in app.

The thing that attracted me to The Bump was the Inside The Bump feature, which gives you a 3D view of your baby’s growth each week. I thought it was cool that this feature was interactive and I could swipe around and see what baby looked like from all angles.

Oh, and The Bump is from the same developer as the wedding app The Knot. So if you used and liked The Knot, you’ll probably like The Bump!

 

Screenshots taken from The Bump iOS App Store.

Glow Nurture- Pregnancy Tracker, Baby Calendar

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ on iOS

Okay… So I’m a little bit jealous that I didn’t start out with the Glow Nurture app from Day 1… because it’s AMAZING. There’s a free and a paid version, but the free version is extremely comprehensive. The premium version gives you a bit more bells and whistles, but I personally wouldn’t feel left out if I just stuck with the free version.

The developers of this app thought of just about everything. In addition to the traditional pregnancy app features such as a growth tracker and community forum, Glow Nurture also features a boatload of checklists. Checklists include a hospital bag checklist, baby registry checklist, and a symptoms chart. If you are a prepper, you’ll freaking love Glow Nurture.

Also, there’s a time lapse photo stream for you to track your bump growth throughout your pregnancy. I thought this was pretty cool because I hadn’t seen anything like this in any other app. Yes, you can track your bump progress in other apps, but this was the first one I had seen that actually put together a time lapse photo stream for you.

And finally, it seemed like the community on this app was very active. So this appears to be the app to get if you’re looking to connect with other expecting mamas!

Screenshot taken from Glow Nurture website.

WebMd Pregnancy App

⭐⭐⭐⭐½ on iOS

A truly medical pregnancy app without a bunch of fluff, WebMd’s Pregnancy App is for no-nonsense mama’s who want doctor approved answers to pregnancy questions. You’ll also have access to the symptom tracker, kicks counter, contraction timer, appointment reminders and a journal to keep track of items like baby name ideas, questions to ask your doctor, and memories along the journey.

WebMd Pregnancy also allows you to participate in a Healthy Pregnancy Study. You can choose to contribute to this study to provide valuable information about your unique pregnancy. This study helps to gather more accurate information about pregnancy to keep medical professionals and other expectant moms informed.

Screenshot taken from WebMd iOS App Store.

Baby Center

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ on iOS

If you’re looking for a streamlined newsfeed style app, Baby Center is the app for you. This app is very clean and simple, and great if you don’t want to be overwhelmed by a ton of additional features. You still get the weekly growth tracker and a community forum to connect with other expectant mothers, but it’s not a feature heavy as other apps I’ve talked about in this post.

Screenshots taken from Baby Center iOS App Store.

Bonus App- Baby Story

⭐⭐⭐⭐½ on iOS

In my research I found another app that I absolutely had to include in this list: Baby Story. While this app isn’t for keeping track of baby’s growth and mama’s symptoms, it is a GREAT app for Instagram worthy bumpdates and first-year baby milestone pics. Yes, there are in-app purchases if you want to stick to a certain theme to keep your bumpdates and milestone markers consistent, but you still have quite a bit of creative freedom with the free version.

Screenshots taken from Baby Center iOS App Store.

 

Are you using any of these apps during your pregnancy? Which app is your favorite?

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