Best Free Pregnancy Apps
Pregnancy apps can be great tools to help you along your journey. But with so many options, it can be overwhelming.
The first step to finding the right pregnancy app for you is to determine what you’d like to use it for. Do you need an app to track your weight and nutrition? An app that can store daily baby belly photos? Would you like it to include informational articles and videos? Did you want to connect with other expecting mothers? Or are you simply looking for a journal where you can document your pregnancy?
There are free pregnancy apps dedicated to just a few tasks, while others have a plethora of features. Once you determine what you need the app to do, finding the right one becomes easy.
Here are 11 of the best free pregnancy apps.
BabyBump Pregnancy Pro
If you’re only going to download one free pregnancy app, BabyBump Pregnancy Pro should be the one. This comprehensive app functions as a pregnancy tracker and social network for expecting families. It has won awards and has been featured in numerous magazines.
Why We Love It: It has everything in one place! Instead of switching between 5 different apps, you can keep track of all your information in one spot. For example, the app allows you to track your weight, baby kicks and contractions as well as journal your pregnancy symptoms and create a baby slideshow. It even alerts your friends and family when you go into labor! The app provides weekly information about your baby’s development and what you can expect. In case you needed another reason to download the app, it also features a pregnancy forum where you can connect with expecting mothers from around the world.
Pregnancy App & Baby Tracker by BabyCenter
This is another all-encompassing app that provides you with tools, educational info and community groups. As you’ve been researching about pregnancy and parenting, you’ve probably stumbled on BabyCenter.com. This app combines all of the site’s useful tools in one easy place.
Why We Love It: All of the information on the app is approved by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board, so you can trust it’s factual. Once you enter your due date, you will receive timely info and articles in your daily pregnancy calendar. You can track your baby bump photos, contractions and baby kicks. You can also interact with others using the birth clubs and community groups feature. Even after your baby is born, you can use the app to track his or her sleep and educate yourself on breast and formula feeding.
Sure, you can Google baby names, but this app makes name-searching easier by providing you with everything you could possibly want to know about a name.
Why We Love It: There are so many features that even if you have very specific criteria, you will be able to find a name among the 30,000+ options. You can search by initials, origin and gender. When you select a name, you will see its meaning, popularity and pronunciation. The app also allows you to save and rate names, making it easier for you to refer back to. If you upgrade to the premium version, the app can suggest baby names that “go with” you and your partner’s name.
This app is one you’ll only need to download near the end of your pregnancy — but it will make timing your contractions a whole lot easier. Unfortunately, this app is only available for iPhone.
Why We Love It: When you’re in labor, you press one button to start and stop timing your contractions. It will then track the amount of time between each contraction. This app minimizes features to keep it simple, but it does allow you to email your contractions to your doctor or midwife.
Ovia Pregnancy & Baby Tracker
Ovia Pregnancy & Baby Tracker is an all-in-one app that allows you to document your pregnancy, read informational articles and be part of a supportive community.
Why We Love It: Some apps give you weekly baby development updates, but Ovia’s updates are daily! The “baby hand” and “baby feet” features will show you the actual size of your baby’s hands and feet depending on how far along you are. From baby bump photos to doctor’s appointment reminders, it allows you to document and organize every step of your pregnancy. For expecting mothers who are conscious of what they eat, Ovia also allows you to record your daily meals to calculate if you’re getting the necessary prenatal nutrients. Our favorite features include the quick look up guides for symptoms, medication safety and food safety.
The WebMD Pregnancy app takes all of WebMD’s articles on pregnancy and puts them into one location. It also features trackers, timers and checklists.
Why We Love It: When it comes to pregnancy, having accurate information is important. Since WebMD articles are doctor-approved, the information you’re receiving is more reliable than a Google search. As with other apps, you can document your pregnancy through photos and a journal. If you have questions, you can post them in the community section. The only drawback is that WebMD Pregnancy is currently only available for iPhone users.
Babylist Baby Registry
Babylist Baby Registry is an app that allows you to add any item to your registry. Friends and family can then view the list on BabyList.com.
Why We Love It: Choosing which store to start your baby registry can be a hard decision. You like items from various stores, so committing to one is tough. Luckily, this app allows you to add any item from any store. That includes Babies R Us, Amazon, Etsy, Target and local shops. If you’re someone who feels strange asking for gifts, you can even add “free” helpful gifts such as home-cooked meals or babysitting. To avoid double purchases, you can view which items were already purchased, or you can keep it a surprise until the baby shower.
Have you ever seen a time-lapse video of a baby belly? Putting one together may seem like a time-consuming and complicated task, but it doesn’t need to be. This app allows you to take a photo of your baby belly every day and makes it into a time-lapse video.
Why We Love It: Unlike other apps, Cinemama doesn’t have numerous features and is mostly dedicated to making your baby belly video. To ensure your daily photos are uniform, the app features “belly guides” and editing tools. Cinemama also features a diary, but we think taking photos is the coolest way to document your pregnancy.
280days: Pregnancy Diary
This app allows you to manage both your health and memories. Unlike other apps, this one also encourages your partner to keep a diary so you can enjoy the special moments together.
Why We Love It: 280days connects you, your baby and your partner. You can easily keep track of your health using the weight tracker and check-up notes feature. Mom and dad can also create a photo diary and organize ultrasound photos.
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you should skip exercise! To ensure you gain weight at a healthy pace, it’s important to get your daily psychical activity — but with that growing baby belly, some moves may be a little too difficult. That’s where this app comes in.
Why We Love It: This app gives you clear instructions for exercises that are safe and comfortable for expecting mothers in each trimester. Some exercises include full forward lunges, leg lifts, side planks, kegel exercises and child’s pose.
Prenatal Workout Free
This app is similar to the one above only it includes a full workout routine instead of just exercise descriptions.
Why We Love It: The routines are just 20 minutes long, making it easy for you to get your daily exercise. The workouts are also divided into trimesters, so you can be sure that each routine takes into account your specific needs during those weeks. The free version includes full body workouts, but if you upgrade to the premium version, you will have access to routines that target the abs, legs and but.
Are there any apps that have helped you through your pregnancy? Mention them in the comments below! If you have any expecting friends or family members, share this post with them, too!
P.S. A fetal doppler can also help you through your pregnancy. These at-home devices allow you to listen to your baby’s heartbeat while inside the womb, ensuring you that your baby is healthy