A guide to the best iPhone apps during pregnancy
Whether you're pregnant, trying to get pregnant or a
new mum, chances are that Google has become your best friend in recent
times. New and expecting mums notoriously Google even their slightest
concerns and use modern technology to stay informed and up to date on
how to stay healthy, happy and safe during pregnancy. With the expectant
mum's need to stay informed in mind, we've created a list of the top 5
iPhone apps for you to download during pregnancy. From apps that let you
find everything related to pregnancy including maternity wear and
doctors in you area, to apps that provide that helpful contraction
timer when you're too distracted, these handy apps will have you sailing
through your pregnancy and beyond! Be warned, however--the creators of
these apps might know how to make useful gadgets for women, but when it
comes to naming them it seems they lack any talent whatsoever!
unimaginatively named app might not look like much at first, but it's
an interactive calendar that you can customise to your own cycle and
record key dates---so whether you're trying to get pregnant, trying not
to get pregnant, or trying to monitor your pregnancy, you'll always be
on track with this gadget.
with the exciting names, huh? The app is actually very effective, and
records the length of your pregnancy, giving you weekly progress updates
and fascinating information about the stage of development your baby is
in. You'll be amazed as you see the progress tracker move along.
Foods to Avoid When Pregnant
you're pregnant, it can seem like there's a whole world of food that is
off limits (well, certainly a whole dairy aisle!). This app is a way to
check up on what is and isn't allowed whenever you like, and is very
helpful on those restaurant lunches when you're trying to remember
exactly what your doctor said about soft cheeses...
is pretty cool--not only does this app time your contractions and
record them for you to monitor, but it has a function whereby you can
connect it to your doctor's iPhone and send them your information in
real time. Finding a doctor who is willing to let you have his or her
personal phone number on the other hand...good luck!
Maternity - Pregnant? Shop for your Pregnancy and Baby
A ridiculous name but a very useful app. Looking for a good maternity swimwear provider
nearby? How about an obstetrician in your area? This app can be
customised to find you the best local options, along with a whole host
of other important information.
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Felicia: Antenatal Classes
I was asked by my naturopath if we were attending any antenatal classes – I was already booked into the hospital antenatal classes (they have you sign up at around 18 weeks!) but I was also interested in doing calm birthing or hypno-birthing. She suggested I do these classes before I go to the hospital birthing and parenting classes and I’m so glad we did!