Whether you’re trying to have a baby, hoping to see how your fetus is developing or wondering why your little one isn’t sleeping through the night, there is an app out there equipped to help you along the way. These are the apps my fiance and I used through every milestone of our journey, some of them were recommended by our doctor, others by parents, and some we discovered on our own. From trying to conceive, throughout the pregnancy, and after our little one arrived, these are some of the apps we used and are still using, apps that we thought were best for us and what we needed.
Trying to Get Pregnant: Ovia Fertility
App Description: Whether you’re tracking your period or trying to get pregnant, join millions of women around the world and download Ovia Fertility to track your cycle, get period and ovulation predictions, and track your overall health. – via Google Store (also available on iOS)
Our little one was planned. We always knew we wanted to start our family, and when we felt the time was right, we began taking the necessary steps to increase our chances of getting pregnant: diet, exercise, and of course, sexy time–“time” being the operative word. It was important to know when we had the highest chances of getting pregnant. The app we went with was Ovia Fertility, and within weeks were pregnant.
The App did require a lot of discipline when it came to my fiance making sure she tracked her cycle habitually and entered the information accordingly. This was important because the more accurate the cycle information you plug in, the more accurate the App is with regards to projecting the best days for you and your partner to try and conceive.
Pregnancy Tracking: Ovia Pregnancy
App Description: Watch your baby grow, log your symptoms and learn what to expect week by week with Ovia Pregnancy! Ovia apps have helped over 13 million women and families – download Ovia Pregnancy today to track your weekly progress, learn more about your baby’s development, and countdown to your due date. – via Google Store (also available on iOS)
From the time one finds out they are pregnant, they start to feel their body change as it gets ready to provide free room and board for your little one. Those next 9 to 10 months are a mix of excitement and anxiety, scares and relief. But luckily, we live in time in which medical science has come a long way, and for the most part, can conveniently bottle up most of the information you will need into a little App.
We went with Ovia Pregnancy: it was accurate when we were trying to get pregnant, might as well roll with it throughout the pregnancy. And this App is not just great for someone that’s pregnant but great for anyone embarking on that journey with them: their partner, a sibling, a parent, friends etc.
Parenting: We Use A Variety
We use a mix of different parenting apps and we love them for different reasons:
App Description: New parent? Log your baby’s daily feedings, diapers, sleep, and developmental milestones week by week with Ovia Parenting! Celebrate every moment – from your baby’s first smile to their first steps. – via Google Store (also available on iOS)
Ovia Parenting has been great for entering information we can share with his pediatrician such as number of feedings a day, diaper changes, sleep and tracking other developmental milestones.
What to Expect
App Description: Based on your due date, you’ll receive personalized updates on your baby’s development, expert tips, helpful articles and the latest parenting news. Join a tight-knit community of parents-to-be with due dates in the same month, and get support from an active, caring parent community that shares a post every 3 seconds. – via Google Store
This has been a great fit for us due to how it’s pretty much a digital version of the book. It’s a wealth of information and offers different reading resources. And in addition to that, it has community groups where you can connect, ask questions, and have conversations with other parents in your area or around the world.
The Wonder Weeks
App Description: A calendar explaining the development of your baby: why is your baby fussy, sleeps poor and eats less during set times and how you can help your baby. – via Google Store
There are days when your little one will be inexplicably fussy and days when they are beyond bubbling, days when they sleep poorly and days when you feel they are sleeping too much. This app has been great at helping not only explain those milestones and leaps, but predict them too.
I hope this helped
I hope you enjoyed the read and these apps will be as helpful to you as they have been to us throughout our pregnancy and after it.
This New Dad,
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