The 5 Best Pregnancy Apps of 2021

Stay healthy and informed while logging pregnancy milestones

Pregnancy is an exciting but overwhelming experience. Fortunately, a slew of excellent pregnancy apps help you stay on top of milestones, track appointments, understand what items you need, and much more. We looked at pregnancy apps and selected our five favorites based on comprehensiveness, ease of use, and helpful information.

If Dad wants to stay on top of pregnancy milestones and learn how to prepare, there are some great pregnancy apps out there for supportive partners.

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Best for Tracking Everything: Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

Ovia Pregnancy Tracker is open to display screenshots.
What We Like
  • Calendar lets you track appointments and milestones.

  • Forums let you connect with other expectant mothers.

  • Tools for pregnancy from conception through birth.

What We Don't Like
  • With so many features, it's easy to get lost.

Trying to keep track of everything going on during your pregnancy is overwhelming, but Ovia Pregnancy Tracker makes it easier by providing a pregnancy information hub.

Ovia gives you a daily countdown that tracks your pregnancy's progress and how much time is left before the big day. Log milestones and doctor visits on the pregnancy calendar, and reach out to other expectant moms with Ovia's forum.

Ovia has tons of tools, including kick counters, articles, videos, pregnancy details by week, a contraction counter, and even a food and medication lookup feature.

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Best for Managing Your Baby Registry: Babylist Baby Registry

Babylist Baby Registry is open showing different features.
What We Like
  • Easy to create a full registry from your phone.

  • Coupons and other digital perks.

  • Allows some control over who sees your registry.

What We Don't Like
  • Adding items from the internet can be glitchy on smartphones.

Setting up a baby registry is a great way to get organized and catalog all the stuff you'll need while allowing friends and family to help out with purchases.

Babylist Baby Registry is a registry-specific app that lets you add items from the internet, view popular items you may need, and even add custom coupons, such as babysitting or cooking dinner.

Build your registry through Babylist Baby Registry online or in the iOS or Android app. Add privacy settings to control who sees your registry, edit and remove items, and add the name of a gift-giver to help stay on top of thank you notes.

It's easy to organize, share, or edit your registry, so you always have a handle on what's going on.

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Best Tried and True: What to Expect Pregnancy and Baby Tracker

What to Expect Pregnancy Tracker is open to show different features.
What We Like
  • Personalized daily tracker with a countdown to your due date.

  • Connect with other moms-to-be.

  • Tons of articles for every trimester of pregnancy.

What We Don't Like
  • It's easy to get overwhelmed from the sheer amount of information.

What to Expect When You're Expecting is probably the best-known series of books about pregnancy. The What to Expect Pregnancy and Baby Tracker app is an excellent addition to the franchise, with all the book's information and more in an easy-to-use interface.

Keep track of your pregnancy and understand what's going on in every stage. You'll receive daily updates about your pregnancy, details about how your baby is growing, articles with more in-depth information, checklists, and even forums where you can connect with other parents-to-be about everything from breastfeeding to parenting styles. All the information is updated regularly to ensure medical accuracy.

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Best for Connecting With Other Moms-to-Be: BabyCenter Pregnancy Tracker

Baby Center is open showing different features of the app.
What We Like
  • Tips for a healthy pregnancy.

  • Tons of great articles.

  • Groups and forums to connect with other moms-to-be.

What We Don't Like
  • Fewer features than other similar apps.

BabyCenter's Pregnancy Tracker app aims to keep moms-to-be informed with features, articles, and forums for connecting with other expectant parents.

This app's extensive library of articles covers various pregnancy stages and details how to stay healthy, how your baby is growing, and even what you should consider purchasing.

Join groups and forums based on your due date, pop culture, or various pregnancy topics and questions. Share "bumpies" as your pregnancy progresses, and access a kick-tracker, registry checklist, and even a baby name generator.

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Best for Visually Tracking Pregnancy: Glow Nurture Pregnancy Tracker

Glow Nurture is open showing different features of the app.
What We Like
  • Detailed insights on your baby's development.

  • Tons of groups and forums based on your interests.

  • Time-lapse feature lets you chart your baby bump as it grows.

What We Don't Like
  • You'll need to upgrade to a paid Premium subscription to unlock more features.

Pregnancy can be overwhelming, even if you're surrounded by love and support. Glow Nurture aims to calm and inform expectant moms with the information they need and a way to connect with other parents-to-be with similar interests.

Glow Nurture's app features a Home section with bite-sized chunks of information corresponding to your pregnancy stage. Log your vitamin intake, exercise, water consumption, and more, and use a medical log to keep track of your pregnancy stats.

The Glow Nurture app also has a fun timelapse feature, where you upload photos of you and your baby bump throughout the pregnancy and then view it in a timelapse video.

Glow Nurture is free to download and use, but more in-depth features require an upgrade to Premium, which runs $7.99 per month.

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