Pregnancy can be exciting and at times overwhelming. The good news is there are a ton of apps out there to help you make sense of all the exciting milestones and prepare for your new babe. Our team of moms sat down to help you cut through the noise to summarize the top five apps we would recommend. Each app we recommend contains features such as a calendar for appointments, details on embryology, and a journal to log your mood, food, and water intake tracking.

Now, here’s where our attorney insists on a disclaimer: pregnancy tracking apps can be helpful and a lot of fun, they are in no way a substitute for professional medical advice. If anything does not feel right to you always consult a doctor. Dialogue with other expectant moms or googling information should never replace the advice of your doctor. Now, with that said, let’s jump to the apps…

 What to Expect’s Pregnancy & Baby Tracker

This incredibly popular app also got its name from an equally popular book. You can track and visualize your baby’s growth over time using fruit as a stand in. Hey, you are probably hungry all the time anyway at this point. At least using fruit in context for the size of your baby gives you healthy options to satisfy your pregnancy cravings. Now, when they start using donuts or eclairs as size comparisons that could get dangerous.  This app is available for free on IOS and Android.

WEBMD  Pregnancy

We know, every search on WebMD always seems to lead to an immediate call to your doctor. This app is actually pretty robust with an appointment organizer, symptom tracker, contraction and kick counter (my personal favorite feature). It also has an area to save your pregnancy photos if you want to keep them organized there and save space on your phone. Finally, you can subscribe to receive weekly articles targeted to your specific stage of pregnancy. This app is available or free on IOS.

Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

Want to protect your privacy while asking questions in a community forum? This the app for you. Retain your anonymity while getting feedback from other parents in the Community section. Now you can safely ask that burning questions about those weird bumps that are appearing on your nipples and if your lady parts are supposed to look like that!?! In addition, log your pre-natal vitamin intake, pregnancy symptoms while tracking your baby’s growth. If you prefer to visualize your baby compared to baked goods rather than fruit you can update the growth setting to view a scale of delicious simple carbs. Free on IOS and Android.

 The Bump

 Already feeling a little overwhelmed by options? The Bumps refreshingly, bright interface is engaging enough to break through the pregnancy brain. Track your baby’s growth, access resources like recipes and informative articles to help instill confidence in your ability to manage your way through each stage of pregnancy. Available for free through IOS or Android.

 PREGLIFE

 If you don’t like social forums and hate ad popups, this is the app for you. It’s not pretty, but if you need the basics to track what’s happening week by week along with calendar features for your baby’s growth the 4.9 rating is pretty compelling. Available for free on IOS and Android.