One of the best pregnancy apps I’ve seen: Totally Pregnant

March 26, 2014

What

This app, available for free (with in-app purchases) on Android and iOS, takes one through 40 weeks of pregnancy, has common questions answered by various experts, and has some remarkable 3D videos. You can also share your pictures online and via social media, and document your pregnancy online.

This is a UK-based app, so much of the advice will be from there, along with shopping tips and discounts. If you feel that will irritate you, then perhaps this isn’t for you. I do think it’s worth a shot, even if it’s not 100% to South Africa.

What the developers say

Watch amazing 3D video’s showing your fetus’s development as your bump grows! 
– Watch video blogs from real moms-to-be from around the world documenting their own personal journey week by week through their pregnancy 
– Watch 40 chapters of experiences from expecting mom’s like you and meet the pregnancy experts who’ll guide you on your journey 
– Join our discussion groups and share your experiences and be supported by our community of Totally Pregnant moms 
– Sign up and attend all your prenatal and birth classes online through the app 
– Access your classes on your mobile, tablet or desktop 
– Find answers to commonly asked questions by pregnant women 
– Calculate your due date 
– Read your week by week guide including interesting expert articles and facts and tips 
– Shop for all the products you’ll need during your pregnancy for the first few months after you give birth 
– Store your bump photos in the app album and document your journey 
– Take photos of your scans and documents and track your pregnancy in the app photo album 

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My experience

During my pregnancy, there were two or three pregnancy and parenting sites that I hooked onto every week for their info and multimedia, and if I had to do it again, this app would probably be one of my one-stop resources.

It’s a free app, which already makes it worthwhile. Secondly, it’s easy to navigate and has great week-by-week information that is not only “scientific”, but “emotional” too. I like the expert answers, but if there’s a standout for me, it’s the videos, especially since I never tire of the in utero development cycle.

And since these days we share everything from scan pics to pregnancy symptoms, it’s only fitting that there’s a social sharing option, plus you can track your pregnancy week-by-week – an absolute plus!

While I usually stay away from apps that have in-app purchases (don’t ask why – sometimes I just feel cheated), I felt that paying for things like videos is worthwhile.

 

 

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