Not knowing what to expect during pregnancy can bring about anxiety. Then, when you become a mom, even more stress is added on while trying to figure out your “new normal.” Being a woman is freaking hard, am I right!? Here are some apps that will help ease some of those worries and concerns during your pregnancy and postpartum.
Apps for Moms-to-be
What to Expect – Free
The What to Expect app is a great resource while pregnant because it gives you a weekly update on your pregnancy. I especially loved the home screen because it immediately gives you details on which trimester you are in, how far along you are, the size of your baby at that time, and how much farther you have to go. All of this information is based on the “due date” you provide. Another great thing about this app is there is a community section where you can join different groups based on a variety of topics. It’s helpful to talk to other expecting moms or even moms who have experienced some of the things you may have anxieties about.
The Bump – Free
This app has a lot of extremely helpful articles. They are informative with just about every topic you can think of during your pregnancy and postpartum recovery. Once you submit your personal information regarding your pregnancy, the app customizes the articles that come up on your feed to match the things you should be thinking about during that time in your pregnancy. From a registry checklist to what to pack for your hospital stay, to even what labor contractions feel like….it’s a great resource all around.
BabyList Registry – Free
When the time comes to register for baby items, keep this app in mind. It’s genius! Basically, you can register at multiple stores and link it to a master registry list, BabyList. All of your registry items in one place. My favorite part about this registry app is that you can register for things from small shops!!! I love finding cute little online children’s boutiques from mompreneurs. Just add the link to the item, a photo and its price and it’s added to your registry. Once your registry is complete, you can request registry cards, and the company will mail them to you that way you can include them with baby shower invites or announcements.
Apps for New Moms
MammaBaby – Free (in-app purchases $3.99)
When was the last time your baby ate? Had a diaper change? Napped? There’s an app for that! MammaBaby is one of the best apps for keeping track of your baby’s activity throughout the day. This helps you get a general idea of your baby’s schedule. It definitely makes the earlier days with your newborn a lot easier.
Target + Target Cartwheel – Free
Let’s be real, Target is heaven on Earth…so having Target at your fingertips can be very dangerous. However, during those late night feeding sessions, you may want to browse Target to check for necessities…and the Cartwheel app will have plenty of deals and coupons for those items. You can have things shipped to your house or you can pick them up at your nearest Target. I recommend the latter option because it will get you out of the house! 😉
Honest Company – Free
Honestly, I love The Honest Company. I really love their online shop because everything is in one place and you can order quickly and conveniently. Also, it’s beautifully laid out and easy to navigate. There are more diaper print options online than in stores as well. If you’re looking for eco-friendly products for your baby, check out this app.
White Noise – Free
The White Noise app is awesome. Choose from all kinds of relaxing sounds for your little one to help them fall asleep. Our baby girl was a big fan of the ocean waves, rain, vacuum, and dryer.