Fertility, conceiving and pregnancy is a complicated business for many. Tracking the right time of the month for optimal fertility is a challenge, but also knowing what to expect in various stages of pregnancy is important, too. Luckily, there are many iOS apps to help make things a little simpler.
We’ve rounded up 10 of the best apps that make conceiving and pregnancy a little easier to understand.
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1. Fertility Friend (Free) - Focused on helping you get pregnant, Fertility Friend is an ovulation calculator, as well as a period tracker. It offers personalized advice on how to conceive, with tips and analysis providing information on the most fertile day of the month. Once pregnant, you can use the app's pregnancy tracker to see just how you're doing.
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2. Glow Nurture (Free) - Promising to be the world's most advanced pregnancy tracker, Glow Nurture helps you keep an eye on every stage of your pregnancy. You can customize the app to show you articles and information on the key moment you're experiencing right now, as well as view a symptom checker for reassurance. Fetal development images, as well as a hospital bag checklist completes the comprehensive package.
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3. The Bump (Free) - The Bump focuses on strong editorial content aimed around pregnancy, ensuring you're always in the know on what's going on. Utilizing a cute animated fruit to represent how big your baby is growing, The Bump also offers timely advice on how to ward off morning sickness, what to take to the hospital and offers a place for you to store your bump photos.
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4. Sprout Pregnancy (Free) - Sprout Pregnancy's greatest strength is its stunning fetal development images, demonstrating what your baby looks like each step of the way. Alongside that comes daily and weekly information to keep you up-to-date, a personalized pregnancy timeline, and tools for you to count the amount of kicks or contractions. Comprehensive advice is also included.
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5. Kindara (Free) - Focused on offering extensive fertility advice, Kindara aims to be a helping hand for those trying to get pregnant. The app offers a place to track your fertile days, ovulation, and menstruation, as well as more advanced things such as basal body temperature. A daily journal feature means you can keep an eye on everything, knowing more about your body than you ever did before.
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6. Clue (Free) - Clue is one of the most straightforward period trackers out there. While it lacks extensive pregnancy tracking features, it's ideal for knowing at a glance when your most fertile time is. You can track moods, pains, sleep and energy levels, amongst other things. An algorithm then figures out exactly what stage you're at, and how to expect to feel in future days. It's simple yet effective.
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7. Ovia Pregnancy Tracker (Free) - Ovia is a kind of journal for your pregnancy. You can keep track of your symptoms, weight gain, the food you're eating and much more. By doing so, Ovia can then offer feedback on what you might be lacking, while also providing a portal to ask other expectant mothers for advice. If anything serious flags up, Ovia will also offer up critical health alerts, showing you there's something amiss.
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8. Pregnancy+ (Free) - Pregnancy+'s core feature is its interactive images for every week of your pregnancy. As well as that, it'll track various statistics, give you a place to collate shopping ideas and even offer up some baby name suggestions. A contraction timer is useful when the time comes too.
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9. Pregnancy Tracker! (Free) - Offering over 500 daily articles with weekly features on your baby's development, Pregnancy Tracker! keeps you informed throughout your pregnancy. It'll tell you what to expect from your body each week, it gives you somewhere to store information on your weight, mood and energy levels. It also encourages you to take a photo each day to show off your baby bump.
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10. My Pregnancy & Baby Today (Free) - My Pregnancy & Baby Today offers the usual bevy of journalling and articles, but it goes one step further. It provides videos of babies growing in the womb, as well as the chance to witness mothers giving birth. Throw in a comprehensive nutritional guide, and this app offers some great unique features.