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The top pregnancy apps you need to download now

From expert advice to funny facts, pregnancy apps offer a wealth of information about expecting at the tap of your touchscreen. Here’s our pick of the best.

Peanut

Dubbed ‘Tinder for mums’, this app is taking the world by storm. With the tagline ‘Meet as Mamas, Connect as Women’ it puts you in touch with new mothers in your area, listing the hobbies and interests you have in common. Just a few swipes could mean a whole group of new friends and inspirational females to speak to.

WHY WE LOVE IT:

Arrange meet-ups, coffee dates or just know there’s someone there at 4am who’s awake too – plus, how cute is the peanut logo?!
WhiteNoise

Soothe your little one with this varied selection of white noise. Perfect for use on-the-go, it has an interface that you can use one-handed, with looped sounds including classical songs and an imitation of an ultrasound.

WHY WE LOVE IT:

It also turns into a baby rattle to keep them distracted while you’re in public, to soothe any fussing quickly.

Bump

Want to track how your baby is growing? This fun app compares their size to that of illustrated fruits, with real-time answers to questions such as “is this normal?” which can instantly put your mind at ease.

WHY WE LOVE IT:

If you can’t wait in between hospital appointments to see the real thing, there’s also a 3D visualisation to see how your baby would be growing.

Cozi

With doctor’s appointments, children’s playdates and social plans, keep your family up to date with this calendar sharing app. Store everyone’s appointments in one place, and share shopping lists and to-do plans with ease.

WHY WE LOVE IT:

Helpful whether you’re expecting or a mother, we love the idea of everyone being on the same page.

Contraction

This easy-to-use app tracks the time and duration of each contraction to help you determine whether you’ve reached ‘active’ labour. The contractions are plotted on an easy-to-read chart. It’s handy for informing midwives at the hospital, as it can be difficult to remember how long contractions last and intervals between.

WHY WE LOVE IT:

Birthing partners can often feel a little helpless during labour, so hand the phone over and let them record each of your contractions.

Words by Katie Stalker

NB: These applications are intended for informational and educational use only. Please consult your health care provider for any health concerns.

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