The best pregnancy apps for you and your growing bump


by Lorna White |

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.

Now, there's a lot of different pregnancy tracker apps out there offering different app features. Some have kick counters to help you keep track of baby kicks, faeture lots of medical advice, and there are those that will take you all the way to labour with contraction timers.

To make things simpler, we’ve broken our top picks down into categories; 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 free apps

1. 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!'

2. Ovia Pregnancy Tracker


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!'

3. Kegel trainer PFM


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.

4. Baby 2 Body


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.

5. Pregnancy Tracker: Baby Bump


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 conceive to the very end of your pregnancy journey.

Rating on the App Store: 4.5/5

6. Glow Nurture


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!

7. The bump – pregnancy countdown


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

8. My Baby’s Beat – Prenatal Listener


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.

9. Positive Pregnancy with Andrew Johnson


There’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.

10. Noisli


If 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

11. Who’s Your Daddy?


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 dads 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.

12. Pregnant Dad


Providing 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

Looking for some apps just for dads? We've got you sorted!

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 your 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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