There are an abundance of pregnancy apps offering a wealth of information so you can look forward to the birth of your baby!
Being pregnant can be one of the most exciting and happy times of a woman’s life. However, it can also be an anxious and stressful time, especially for first-time mothers who may feel unprepared. Of course, that doesn’t just apply to mothers’, as prospective fathers might also want to be as well informed as possible for the big event! Fortunately, the Google Play Store is full of useful apps that are packed with tools and good advice, both for first-time moms as well as those who already have children.
Whether you want to track the development of your pregnancy, check out baby names, log your appointments, share your experience with other parents, receive support, or simply feel ready for the arrival of your baby, there’s a pregnancy app that will help you to do just that. Another advantage of using a mobile app is that you’ll be able to access the information you’re looking for at virtually anytime, anywhere, and that’s really reassuring when you have any concerns on your mind.
The following selection is our pick of the best pregnancy apps for Android smartphones and tablets, and they cover a wide variety of pregnancy and baby-related topics. Purely coincidentally, all of the favorites listed here are free apps, although a few include in-app purchases (IAP). However, those ones still offer plenty entirely free, and with that in mind, you might want to download several of these apps.
1. PREGNANCY WEEK BY WEEK
This hugely popular pregnancy app has an extremely high user rating of 4.8/5 stars on the Play Store. That’s no surprise given that tracking pregnancy and your baby’s development is one of the most thrilling (and apprehensive) aspects of becoming a new mom. This app provides everything you can think of in this regard in a simple and user-friendly way, all without overloading you with information.
The app helps to calculate the current week of pregnancy and your due date and then enables you to track your pregnancy week by week. This includes tracking the baby’s kicks and tracking your weight and other changes in your body, as well as a notes facility for doctor’s appointments, pregnancy symptoms and more. The Pregnancy Week by Week app is beautifully laid out in a way that makes it really pleasant to use, and we have to recommend this as a top choice.
2. TINYSTEP – PREGNANCY AND PARENTING APP
Tinystep aims to provide everything you need to know about pregnancy and parenting and one of the best parts is the social engagement it offers via parenting chat groups. You can ask questions of the community, share what’s happening with you, group chat with those who have kids in a similar age bracket, and privately save all of those special milestones with the Journey feature so you never forget when they happened. Different groups cover subjects such as baby names, breastfeeding, pregnancy fitness, parenting tips and tricks and much more.
Pregnancy and having a new baby can feel quite isolating for some new moms, with all the changes going on, so this is an app that will provide a lot of comfort and reassurance from others in the same situation.
3. BABYCENTER – PREGNANCY TRACKER & COUNTDOWN
This is one of the best-known pregnancy apps, with millions of downloads proving its popularity. You start by entering your baby’s due date, and then the title of the app pretty much describes what it does from there. Full of health information from experts, this app will guide you through your pregnancy with content that includes fetal development videos, what changes you can expect to your body, baby names, a birth plan checklist, childbirth videos, contraction timer, photo diary and more.
The helpful info doesn’t stop once your baby’s born either, as you’ll find all the tools you need for the first year with your new baby including a sleep guide and lullaby music (for the baby, not you)!
4. PREGNANCY COACH – TRACKER, CALENDAR, GUIDE, STAGES
The Pregnancy Coach is a comprehensive app with a dazzling array of features. The aim is to provide you with all the tools you need for a healthy and organized pregnancy and birth, and it does this with an appealing and easily navigable UI. You’ll find detailed articles, a calendar, pregnancy tracking, reminders for medicines or supplements, and exercises for pregnancy, and can track and count your baby’s kicks or add your weight and belly size!
The app provides notifications for pregnancy events (such as your baby shower or doctor appointments), information, and important news, and easily enables you to follow the progress of your pregnancy at a glance. A nice feature of this app is the Baby Picture Album where you can add notes to your images, and the app will save them with the date. Like all the other apps on this list, this one is free to download. However, a few of the features are available only through in-app purchases.
5. HIMOMMY – PREGNANCY
HiMommy is a very cute app that takes the baby’s point of view, with daily updates and messages from your baby as your pregnancy journey progresses. It’s nicely different so it deserved a place as one of the best pregnancy apps for Android, even though it’s quite basic. If you like to stay organized and feel you want to stay on top of everything you need, this could be the right app for you. It offers clickable lists of important things to take to the hospital for mom, as well as important items to take for the baby, and also suggests the things you need ready at home.
6. I’M EXPECTING – PREGNANCY APP
Like many other pregnancy apps, you’ll be able to track your pregnancy and follow how your baby is growing with I’m Expecting. It includes pregnancy and baby development videos, with two new videos, added every week, and you can track your symptoms and see what the top symptoms are for each week. You can add other devices (such as Fitbit or Jawbone) and sync your app data easily, look at fetal development images, compare how you’re getting along with other moms, make a to-do list, and receive helpful updates and tips.
A neat feature here is the progress bar that shows a countdown to your baby’s arrival with the numbers of weeks and days remaining until the delivery. There’s plenty to enjoy with this app so do check it out.
7. GLOW NURTURE – PREGNANCY TRACKER & BABY COUNTDOWN
Like the previously mentioned Pregnancy Coach app, this one is free to download but includes in-app purchases. You can upgrade to Glow Premium through an IAP if you want more but it has plenty to use for free so is definitely worth looking at. One of the best aspects of this one is the amount of support it brings, including a mirror pregnancy tracker for your partner (after all, they sometimes feel forgotten)!
You’ll benefit from engaging with the Glow Community, with tips and advice every step of the way throughout your maternity, and can join different pregnancy groups to engage with other first-time moms or mothers who have twins for example. An important thing remembered with this app, is that it also offers postpartum support for those sometimes difficult and exhausting few weeks after delivery.
8. BABYBUMP PREGNANCY PRO
This user-friendly app covers just about everything you could possibly need to know about pregnancy and having a baby. As well as the usual pregnancy tracking you can benefit from pregnancy forums to share and exchange views with parents across the world.
Nice touches on this app include a countdown widget, the BabyBump shop with reviews and recommended baby products, a journal with tracking for mood, morning sickness, food cravings and more, and graphical charts. Once labor has started, you can easily use the contraction tracker that records start and end times, duration, and frequency, and calculates your stage of labor.
9. DADDY UP (FREE)
We couldn’t resist including this app, as while most pregnancy apps focus purely on moms, this one is fully aimed at dads-to-be. The app developers describe it as “the man’s field guide to pregnancy,” and we have to say that it delivers information with great humor that will appeal to most men, including words of wisdom from experienced fathers.
For illustrative purposes, it compares the experience to being in the woods and surviving the wilderness, and it includes weekly information about the pregnancy of the mom-to-be with comparisons about the size of the baby, a daddy checklist, and a contraction counter. Once the baby is born, there’s also a shareable baby announcement to spread your joy about the new arrival (in a manly way of course)!
10. BABY NAMES / FIRST NAMES
While many of the above apps include a section about babies’ names, this app will help you to focus purely on picking the right name for your new daughter or son. During pregnancy is the perfect time to spend a while thinking about that all-important baby name, after all, you’ll only get one chance to give them the perfect one. The app has a selection of more than 10,000 names and what’s really neat about it is that you can connect with your partner (or even family and friends) through the app and see which names they like too.
The app uses artificial intelligence named Charlie, which automatically helps you to find the ideal name. Searches can be narrowed with filters by gender, length, or beginning or end letters, and names can also be suggested that suit the surname. Please note that although this app includes in-app purchases, they are purely voluntary and allow users to offer a contribution to support the developer.
It has been an enjoyable experience checking out these apps and we wish some of them had been around a few years ago! There are so many resources about pregnancy for Android smartphones and tablets available now, and we hope that narrowing them down to our best pregnancy apps for Android selection will help you to find at least one or more that will offer what you’re looking for.
If you find any of these apps particularly useful, please let us know in the comments box. In the meantime all that remains for us to say is we wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy!