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The best pregnancy apps for tracking your progress, on iPhone and Android

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Not quite ready for your baby’s grand entrance into the world in nine months time (or less!)? Don’t stress – the time might be flying by but you can save time, effort and your sanity with these clever little pregnancy apps.

To make things even more simple, we’ve broken our top picks down; they can help you exercise during pregnancy, track your baby’s development and even help your significant other, in just one click. Here is a list of all the best pregnancy apps every mum-to-be needs to download right this moment. 

The best pregnancy apps for 2020 

 

The best free apps 

Pregnancy+

Pregnancy+

Featuring interactive images each week of your pregnancy, this app is here to support your week-by-week journey to motherhood. 

Rating on the App Store: 4.8/5

Our editor says: 'Pregnancy+ app was really useful in terms of understanding how my baby was growing inside me and what was occurring in my body. As a new mum, I found this reassuring and I was also able to track my many midwife appointments, and all my extra appointments due to my gestational diabetes. I was also able to track my bump in pictures each month, which was a very sweet timeline and even a nice memory to look back on now my son is 16 months old.'

Mum, Chelsea Abbott also loved Pregnancy+
'I used Pregnancy+. It was my first pregnancy and I had all the time in the world to interact with it. I loved having a different pregnancy article to read each day on the bus to work... knowing how big my baby was compared to different fruits and picking favourite names from the baby name book feature! Each week passing was a milestone and my pregnancy flew by. It added to the excitement of it all!'

Emma's Diary

Emma's Diary app

Featuring a weekly tracker and monthly development updates, the Emma's Diary app is great to guide you through first time pregnancy. 

Rating on the App Store: 4.5/5

Our editor says: 'Emma's Diary was the most useful for planning how to prepare for when baby arrives. I found the app useful for planning my hospital bag to what to stock up on for my baby's nursery. There is also lots of deals and offers on pregnancy items and they collaborate with some of the annual baby shows to offer free samples. There are also great articles on things to know about your pregnancy and when baby is here. I also used Emma's Diary to track each week's pregnancy, bouncing back between this and the Pregnancy+ app.'

Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

Ovia app

Watch your baby grow each day with this personalised experience that will take you from conceiving through to birth. 

Rating on the App Store: 4.9/5

Mum, Fiona Bolger loved the Ovia app while she was pregnant. 
'I used Ovia during the TTC stage all the way through to birth. I loved seeing the size of my baby compared to a fruit or vegetable!'
 

Kegel trainer PFM

Kegal trainer pregnancy app

You’re probably already fed up of everyone telling you how important pelvic floor exercises are now you’re pregnant, but if you’ve got a tendency to forget these vital workouts, the Kegel trainer will send you discreet reminders throughout your day.

Rating on the App Store: 4.7/5

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.  

Baby 2 Body 

Baby 2 body pregnancy app

Stay fit, eat well and take care of you and your baby with this prenatal and postnatal fitness and wellbeing app.

Rating on the App Store: 4.6/5

Brought to you by industry experts, this app is designed to support your health and wellness throughout your pregnancy and beyond. 

 

Pregnancy Tracker: Baby Bump 

Baby Bump pregnancy tracker app

This easy to use app provides mums with helpful and practical information and updates about their baby's developments from when you're trying to concieve to the very end of your pregnancy journey. 

Rating on the App Store: 4.5/5

 

What to Expect  

what to expect pregnancy app

From the makers of the popular pregnancy book What to Expect When You’re Expecting, this free app includes a lot of brilliant info.

Rating on the App Store: 4.7/5

You can calculate your due date, view week-by-week pics of your growing baby and read pregnancy facts and tips. 

 

Glow Nurture 

glow nurture pregnancy app

A great little app that was designed to nurture mums-to-be throughout their pregnancy, we love that you can email yourself PDF’s of your pregnancy symptoms, weight and health data.

Rating on the App Store: 4.6/5

With a hospital bag checklist and a trimester-specific pregnancy tracker, this is one way to combat the baby-brain! 

 

The bump – pregnancy countdown

the bump pregnancy app

This very clever baby tracker allows you to see a 3D view of your baby's development and growth and you prepare for each doctor and midwife visit throughout the pregnancy. 

Rating on the App Store: 4.8/5

Each day, new baby and pregnancy related content is uploaded to the app to help answer any questions expectant mums may have and the smart planning tool helps you prepare for every step of your pregnancy journey. 

The best paid-for apps for pregnancy 

My Baby’s Beat – Prenatal Listener 

my babys beat prenatal pregnancy app

Gone are the days where you have to wait until your next ultrasound appointment to hear your baby’s heartbeat.

Rating on the App Store: 3.9/5

This app allows you to use your iPhone or iPad to listen to your baby.

The best part? You can record and share the sounds with your friends and family via email, Facebook and WhatsApp. 

 

Positive Pregnancy with Andrew Johnson 

positive pregnancy pregnancy appThere’s no doubt about it, being pregnant can be overwhelming and a tad scary.

Rating on the App Store: 3.7/5

If you’re struggling to keep calm and get ready for your new arrival, this meditation app could be just what you need.

Listen whenever you want and start focusing on a positive and successful pregnancy.

 

Noisli 

noisli pregnancy appIf getting to sleep is tricky, this could help.

Rating on the App Store: 4.2/5

With multiple sounds to choose from, including rain, wind and white noise, you can switch off and (fingers crossed) get a good night’s sleep.

This might also come in handy once your little one arrives! 
 

The best pregnancy apps for him 

Who’s Your Daddy?

whos your daddy pregnancy app

 The first time dad's go-to guide, this clever little app has been written by men, for men and promises to make him laugh as he gets ready for his new arrival.

Rating on the App Store: 3.8/5

Guiding him through the next nine months and giving him ‘peace of mind for the price of a small beer’, this is one to get him to download, pronto. 

Pregnant Dad

pregnant dad pregnancy appProviding him with all the essential information, whilst also giving him the answer to the questions he probably wouldn’t want to ask at your next check-up (e.g. how big will the bra get?).  

Rating on the App Store: 4.5/5

More useful tools from Mother&Baby

If you're trying to conceive, our ovulation calculator is a great place to start. Helping you work out when you're most fertile, all you need to do is tell us the day of your last period and we'll work out all the rest. 

Need to work out when you're baby is due? Try our due date calculator.  If you're having trouble remembering dates and counting the days on your fingers, this handy little tool might be one to save to your homepage! 

Finally, our baby name generator is a great tool to play with on your commute - who knows, you could find your perfect baby name on the number 49 bus! 

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  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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