With Android phones on the rise, it’s only fair that we cover that market for our lovely mamas-to-be.
I recently switched over from BlackBerry to an Android phone and I must say that I’m loving my choice. The amount of apps and things that I can do with the phone and its interface is just amazing.
If you’re part of the droid crew and you’re expecting, here are nine apps you’ll want to download.
1. Babycenter’s My Pregnancy App
This app is wonderful for tracking your pregnancy progress, your baby’s growth, and you also get online access to Babycenter.com’s online community.
There’s even perks like healthy recipes, videos, and reminders to take your prenatal vitamin.
2. Pregnancy And Medication Safety App
Let me preface this by saying that this app is in no way a substitute for consulting with your doctor or midwife on what meds you can and cannot take during pregnancy, but having a quick guide at your fingertips while you’re in the drugstore is really helpful.
You’ll get a breakdown of what’s safe to take during pregnancy, what’s not, and how it will affect your growing child in utero.
3. Happy Pregnancy App
While this app’s interface might be rather plain, its options are not.
You can keep track of your thoughts with its journal, compose questions you’d like to ask your doctor or midwife, and even keep a detailed tracking of your weight.
4. Pregly Pregnancy Ticker App
This app is most useful for its nutritional guide which gives the user a quick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer as to which foods are safe for pregnant moms to consume.
Among its other neat features are advice for the dad-to-be and an alphabetical list of baby names to mull through.
5. Contraction Calculator App
It does what its name implies, it tracks your contractions.
All you have to do is press the button when a contraction starts and again when it ends, the app will record the time of each contraction.
It also keeps a log of the contractions, their length, and will produce an average of the last five contractions.
And as an added bonus, you can also record when your water breaks.
6. Birth Plan Checklist App
Forgot to pack your birth plan in your hospital bag? No problem, mama. Whip out your phone and show it to the hospital or midwifery staff.
This app lets you create and modify a birth plan right on your phone, with options ranging from pre-labor to post-birth. You even have the ability of adding subcategories.
For example: if one of your wishes is to be able to eat during labor, your subcategory could be what foods you’d like available to you.
7. Baby Kick Count App
Oh yes, mamas, you can easily track your baby’s movements with a simple tap of a button.
Just tap when you feel your baby moving around and this app will keep a running list of the dates and times.
You can even opt for the list of fetal movements to be emailed to you so you can print it out and bring it to your doctor or midwife.
8. Green, Healthy Nursery Guide App
This app will effortlessly guide you through setting up your child’s nursery in the greenest way imaginable.
Everything from picking out non-toxic paint to finding the most effective way to position furniture in the nursery.
9. Baby Checklist App
It’s like having a baby registry at your fingertips.
Alphabetized categories let you check off desired items of your choice so that you don’t forget them.
Do take advantage of its options to add specific model numbers on items such as car seats so that you won’t forget which one you like the best.
About the author: Danielle is a professional blogger, freelance writer, social media manager, and web content editor specializing in parenting, family, pregnancy, social media, start-ups and entrepreneurial topics. To learn more about Danielle, please visit her website at www.PenPointEditorial.com.