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Pregnancy Apps Do Everything but Ease Labor Pains

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

I knew exactly what to do: I reached for my iPhone and pressed the bright green “Start” button on the screen and continued to drive as I waited for her to stop wailing.

The app I was using is called Full Term, which kept track of the length and intervals of her contractions. The app was, as my wife and I learned while rushing to the hospital for the birth of our first child, more useful than we could have ever imagined.

I should preface this by saying that before we downloaded the app (a last-minute recommendation from a friend when I texted:…

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 Pregnancy Apps Do Everything but Ease Labor Pains

Pregnancy-related apps are not a niche category. According to a 2013 report by Citrix, a software company that tracks app usage, pregnancy-related apps were more popular than fitness apps. And at the Apple iTunes store, four of the top 10 paid medical apps are currently baby-related, including My Baby’s Beat, Baby Connect and Baby Heartbeats.

20 Best Parenting and Pregnancy Apps

For whatever your pregnancy and parenting needs are, better believe there’s an app for it. Here, our favorite mom and dad helpers.

Aaptiv

Aaptiv offers a safe, effective maternity fitness program designed and led by expert pre- and post-natal certified trainers. Each workout is progress toward a healthy pregnancy and a strong delivery.

BabyBump

BabyBump is a pregnancy app that keeps you informed about your pregnancy and provides feature-rich tracking tools.

Fertility Awareness Apps

Fertility awareness methods and apps can help women better understand their bodies, are relatively cost-effective, and have no side-effects. Yet at the same time, the apps rely on dedicated daily monitoring and data entry, and strictly abstaining from unprotected sex for several days each month.

Positive Pregnancy

Put on your headphones and drift into deep relaxation as you focus on having a positive and rewarding pregnancy.

Totally Pregnant

Totally Pregnant gives you what you need, right when you need it. Pregnancy jeans? Recipes for morning sickness? Vlogs with real talk from moms-to-be all around the world? Yep, this pregnancy app has all that and more - The Bump

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