Best apps for pregnancy
You can log and record every moment of your pregnancy with these clever apps. Here are a few of our favourites:
Contraction Timer Plus, Free from the App Store
(in-App purchases available for added features)
When labour kicks in, this is the app you'll turn to. It logs the time and length of your contractions and you can even email the information on to your midwife, which will be very handy when you're deciding if it's time to head to the hospital. For an added cost you can upgrade to access videos of various stages of labour, and nutritional information that'll be handy when doing the weekly supermarket shop.
Sprout - Pregnancy Essentials, NZ$5.99 from the App Store
Developed by doctors and vetted by mums, Sprout is the highest-rated pregnancy app available. You can plan your LMC visits, track your weight, time your contractions, get comprehensive and trustworthy information from Australian and New Zealand obstetricians and experienced mothers and how cute are those graphics of the little sprout growing inutero?!
BabyCenter Birth Class for iPad, Free from the App Store
This is your virtual ante-natal class. Three hours long with videos from childbirth educators and personal birth stories from parents. It covers everything you need from pain-management options, to creating a birth plan.
Published September 2013