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Best iPhone Apps for Expecting Mothers

written by: Stephanie M. Lucas•edited by: Wendy Finn•updated: 5/19/2011

In this iPhone pregnancy app roundup we'll take a look at five top-rated apps. Learn what each app has to offer and get a recommendation for the best pregnancy app for iPhone.

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    Pregnancy and iPhone

    Pregnancy can be a joyous time in many women's lives. It can also be stressful and nerve wracking, especially for a first-time mom. Whether you're a pro when it comes to having babies or you're scrambling to find all the information you can find because you're new at it, there are great pregnancy iPhone apps that may help you along the way. We're going to take a look at five of the top-rated iPhone pregnancy apps and then I'll weigh in on which I think gives you the most bang for your buck.

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    1. Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro - $3.99

    BabyBump Pregnancy Pro Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro is a top contender among iPhone pregnancy apps. It has everything you'll need from conception until birth, including a kick counter and contraction tracker. The app gives you helpful pregnancy tips based upon your progress and even gives you access to pregnancy forums to network with other expecting moms. Journaling for your pregnancy is encouraged with weekly information and photos about your experiences and cravings. It is highly customized and has a sleek design, which makes this app worth the cost, but there is also a limited version available for free.

    Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro - Download Link - $3.99

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    2. iPregnancy - $3.99

    iPregnancy The ultimate pregnancy tracking app for iPhone, iPregnancy has it all. Designed by an OB/Gyn, this app is packed with features that help you keep track of your pregnancy progress, due date, health stats, baby development and much more. Pregnancy can be a hectic and stressful time making it hard to remember your appointments. iPregnancy has a convenient appointment reminder feature as well as a section to keep track of questions you have for your doctor. The app is so overloaded with features that it's hard to talk about them without giving you a long list of all the things it can do. The best way to explain it is that iPregnancy has everything that you could possibly want from a pregnancy app. It will keep track of and give information about almost everything that is pregnancy related. It is also a customized and personalized way of documenting the important 9 months of your life. The cost is a bit steep, but well worth the price.

    iPregnancy - Download Link - $3.99

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    3. Contraction Master - $0.99

    Contraction Master Timing contractions can sometimes be difficult to do when you are in pain. Contraction Master takes all the calculation and work out of tracking your contractions. Tap a button when a contraction starts and tap again when it ends. The app will keep track of the start time and date, duration and frequency of all of your contractions. No more tedious tracking with a pen and paper. You can even email a list of contractions from the app.

    Contraction Master - Download Link - $0.99

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    4. Pregnancy Tracker from WhatToExpect.com - FREE

    Pregnancy Tracker For a more basic pregnancy tracker, you may want to consider Pregnancy Tracker. The due date calculator, weekly baby illustration and information and updates of what's going on with your body make this app a convenient tool. You won't get the customized journaling features that you get from other pregnancy apps, but you will get access to the WhatToExpect.com forums.

    Pregnancy Tracker from WhatToExpect.com - Download Link - Free

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    5. Maybe Baby - $4.99

    Maybe Baby While Maybe Baby isn't technically a pregnancy app, it will help you if you're trying to get pregnant. Enter information about your menstrual cycle and find out when you'll be ovulating and the date of your next expected period. The app is a fun, visual way to track your optimal days for conception. The app has a fun design and will help you keep track of when you can get pregnant, but the price is a bit steep for the limited features of the app. Still, Maybe Baby receives high ratings from it's users and does have an excellent concept.

    Maybe Baby - Download Link - $4.99

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    Conclusion

    There are tons of iPhone pregnancy apps out there. If you've searched for them in iTunes then you know what I'm talking about. It's hard to weed through the poorly put together apps to find the useful ones that are what you need. All the apps that made this list are highly rated by users. Overall, Baby Bump Pregnancy Pro is the shining star. It is a comprehensive app that has everything that you could want in a pregnancy tracker. And, to top it off, the design and interface are extremely attractive. If you are willing to shell out the $3.99, you'll be amazed by how many features and capabilities the app has.

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    Sources and Image Credit

    iPhone App Store, http://itunes.apple.com

    Image Credit: Screenshots courtesy of Apple