Top 20 iPad Apps for Your Pregnancy

by Ultra Healthy Gal on July 13, 2010

Are you using your iPad to the best advantage during your pregnancy? This list of the top 20 iPad apps (mostly free or reasonably priced for your budget) focuses specifically on pregnancy and pregnancy health, along with tools that are helpful for pre-pregnancy and for new parents. You can track your pregnancy, pick out baby names, monitor your blood pressure and learn how to relax — all with the help of these apps and your iPad.

These apps are available at the iPad APP store, or can be downloaded through iTunes.

Baby Pregnancy TrackerPregnancy Tools

  1. Baby Pregnancy Tracker (Lite) is a free app that enables you to follow the development of your baby in the first phase of your pregnancy. In this free version you’ll find detailed pictures of the first 10 weeks of your baby’s development. You can also read about what happens to your body, and get advice on the best and safest nutrition for you and your baby.
  2. Pregnancy & Baby Development features insightful, inspirational commentary from world-renowned doctor and best-selling author Deepak Chopra, MD, and an array of high-quality videos detailing the biology of pregnancy and infant development. You also have access to helpful tools like a Conception Calendar, Due Date Calculator, and a database of popular baby names.
  3. Pregnancy Companion is an inexpensive and comprehensive pregnancy app made for busy moms-to-be who want a doctor’s advice and pregnancy tracking tools at their fingertips. It provides personalized, user-friendly and unique tracking tools, as well as reliable and pertinent medical information and answers to questions that pregnant women most often have.
  4. Pregnancy Countdown with Facebook Connect is an impressive set of free pregnancy tools integrated with Facebook. It contains a countdown to the due date, social updates, baby alert, diaper calculator, weekly baby stats, fetus images, pregnancy journal, 55 free baby samples and a special section for pregnancy contacts.
  5. Pregnancy Tracker from WhatToExpect.com allows users to track a pregnancy week-by-week and more with this free and easy-to-use app companion to What to Expect When You’re Expecting and WhatToExpect.com.

Food AdditivesPregnancy Health

  1. Food Additives is a great app to learn about potentially dangerous or unsafe food additives. This application is perfect for those at risk, the health conscious, soon-to-be parents and pregnant women, vegetarians, vegans and/or people on religious based diets.
  2. Food & Nutrition provides information about the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Learning to eat nutritiously is not hard. The key is to eat a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits and whole-grain products.
  3. HeartWise Blood Pressure Tracker is the easiest-to-use application for quickly recording and keeping track of your blood pressure, resting heart rate, and weight. Built in visualization quickly shows you trends over time, and detailed analysis and statistics show you how your blood pressure fluctuates on a daily basis.
  4. My Health Records is a complete health information tracker to take good care of all your near and dear ones, especially for chronic ailments and short-term health issues such as pregnancy that require monitoring. The Health n Family version linked here lets you store a great variety of medical information conveniently and securely.
  5. Pregnancy & Medication Safety Lite is a free app that allows users to check a medication’s Pregnancy Category as determined by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Protect your baby by being informed. If you are considering taking any medication during your pregnancy, you should be aware of the risk category assigned to your medication.
  6. Pregnancy Health Guide is a free application that discusses the most important topics in pregnancy health. This application is ideal for all medical professionals, medical residents and interns, nurses, medical students, and of course curious lay people who just want to learn more about pregnancy health.
  7. Relax Peace is a free app that wants you to leave your stress and worry behind. Close your eyes, put on a headphone, touch this application, put the device to sleep and let your relaxation be at ease.
  8. Track Your Weight is an inexpensive app that enables anyone to keep track of weight and to meet health goals. View statistics like Body Mass Index (BMI), average weight change per day and required future weight change per day. This app also is designed for multiple users.

Am I PregnantOther Tools

  1. Am I Pregnant Quiz SALE is a free app that allows you to take a quick and easy pregnancy quiz and get a personalized answer in no time. Answer just ten short questions and this quiz will evaluate your chances for pregnancy. The pregnancy quiz and FAQ sections were created by Dr. Amy Tuteur, an obstetrician-gynecologist who received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine.
  2. Baby Center Free is the app to help new mothers track and discover your baby’s development patterns. The Baby Center is designed to help parents track your baby’s feedings, diaper changes, bathing times, sleeping, milestones, growth, vaccines and other important information all in one free app.
  3. Baby Names Plus is a fun and inexpensive app that contains over 25,000 names for both genders, and includes detailed information about each name, including pronunciation, meaning, gender, origin and popularity. You can share your choices via email or Twitter and add your own names, too.
  4. iMensies allows users to safely store their backed-up data on a desktop computer and restore it later on if there is a need to do so. iMensies also has an updated ‘Help’ page with detailed instructions on how to most efficiently use its great many functions. This app is a “must have” for everything related to periods, woman health, doctor’s appointments, and event planning.
  5. In Case of Emergency is a limited and free version that enables you to use your iPad for emergency situations as it supplies ICE 123 capability. It is a simple and useful tool for any pregnant woman or mother to have handy.
  6. iPeriod Free is a free app specifically for iPad that contains a visual calendar, which makes it easy for you to view your menstrual cycles at a glance. It comes complete with emoticons, icons symbolizing cramps, love connections, notes, spotting, period days and flow, expected periods, fertile days, ovulation and your personalized symptoms.
  7. Woman Calendar is a powerful Fertility Awareness tool for those who try to conceive, avoid pregnancy, schedule special occasions, or make plans around fertility cycles. It can also be used to track menstrual periods to monitor a woman’s physical conditions and schedule activities accordingly.

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