Many expectant mothers turn to apps to help them during their pregnancy journey. They use them for monitoring symptoms, chatting with other pregnant mums and getting reminders to take their vitamins. But with so many apps available, it can be hard to know which ones are truly worth downloading. In this article, we’ll look at three pregnancy tracker apps which are really helpful.
Bloomlife Smart Contraction Tracker
It is important to accurately time your contractions when they occur. This is the only way to know what they indicate. Is it labour or just Braxton Hicks? Typically, you need to note how long each contraction lasts and how far apart they are. You should do this for at least one hour especially if you’re in early labour and on the lookout for when active labour begins. There are several simple contraction timer apps available but if you want something more sophisticated, there’s Bloomlife smart contraction tracker. This is a more accurate and convenient way of keeping track of what is going on in your body as you await the arrival of your bundle of joy.
The app pairs with a cordless sensor which you attach to your tummy. It automatically tracks and records how often your contractions occur and how long they last. Bloomlife also records any patterns associated with your contractions. You can see your contractions in real time and track how they change throughout your journey. You don’t need to do anything manually.
What to Expect Pregnancy and Baby Tracker
Many mums, especially new ones, want to know what is happening at every stage of their pregnancy. You’re probably familiar with the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It contains invaluable information on almost every pregnancy-related topic. The app is quite similar. It shows you exactly where you are in your gestation and gives you weekly videos about how your body and baby are changing.
You also get information on how you can stay healthy and prepare for labour. The app offers lots of sound medical advice with more than 10 000 expert-written articles. While it can’t replace your own medical doctor, it is an excellent companion. You can also connect with other parents whose babies are due in the same month.
BabyCentre Pregnancy Tracker & Baby App
This app is both fun and practical. You get cute graphics showing the size of your baby, a “bumpie photo diary” and even baby name suggestions. However, you also get solid advice on how to deal with morning sickness and other common symptoms. The app contains lots of articles and videos about what you should expect during pregnancy along with exercise and nutrition tips. You can also interact with a community of expecting mums like yourself and new mums.
Another cool thing about the BabyCentre app is that once your baby arrives, it becomes a parenting guide for the first year. You can track the growth of your little one outside the womb and get tips on how to adjust to parenthood.
Pregnancy can be both exciting and scary. Tracking your journey via an app can provide you with lots of support. You’ll find videos and articles and even forums filled with other expectant mums – helping you to feel better informed throughout your pregnancy.
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