Women and couples who are expecting can now monitor much of their baby’s development with their own fingertips, online. Mobile apps offer many creative ways to keep track of baby and easily share that information with family and friends. Expectant mothers can benefit from such apps installed on Lenovo’s best 2-in-1 laptops, which have the mobility of a tablet but the power and capabilities of a PC.
Take a look at some of the best Windows apps for women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Apps Can Help Track Ovulation
For those trying to get pregnant, timing is everything. What’s better than your laptop giving you little color-coded calendars showing your most fertile time of the month? Not much, when you’re trying to increase your family. The Period Tracker does just that, with easy-to-read calendars that chart periods and the best time of the month to get pregnant. You can also set alarms, leave notes about moods, your cycle, and fertility, as well as track your weight and temperature.
Keeping Up With the Bump
From the moment you are pregnant, you will probably spend time looking for — and buying clothes for — the inevitable baby bump. Now there’s an app that helps you easily keep track of that progress. Bump 2 Baby lets you track the bump and the little one’s development from conception, and provides a cool countdown until birth. The app also has a lot of tips, hints, and to-do lists for you to prepare for baby. It provides plenty of adorable little details as well, such as when baby’s fingers, toes, gender, and eye color will develop.
You (and the Baby) Are What You Eat
Eating properly has never been more important than when you are nourishing a baby. The Pregnancy Nutrition Guide tells you what foods to stay away from, such as raw fish, alcohol, and soft cheeses, but it also tracks the healthy foods you can, and should, eat. You can also make grocery lists, keep track of menus, and find the tastiest pregnancy super-foods to include in your diet. As an added bonus, the app will help you with your diet to lose weight after the birth as well.
You Still Need to Exercise
Unless health complications and your doctor say otherwise, pregnancy is no excuse to stop exercising. However, the moves may need to be modified to accommodate a growing belly, and balance that is increasingly thrown off kilter. The Prenatal Yoga Pro app gives yoga and exercises for every trimester of pregnancy. The yoga videos run 20 minutes or less and are designed for busy moms. You also have the option of designing your own workouts. Yoga is recommended to help relieve common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and morning sickness, but don’t take up any workout regimen without first consulting your doctor.
Find Out What’s In a Name
So many names to choose from . . . and only nine months to decide. With all the other decisions that have to be made, at least picking the baby’s name is a little easier with the free BabyNames app. Browse thousands of name choices categorized by meaning, popularity, origins, and more. With that many selections, it’s also great that the app has a clean interface that you can easily read and navigate.
Time Your Contractions
Counting the minutes between contractions with a stopwatch is a thing of the past, which is probably good for frazzled moms and dads waiting to see baby for the first time. Instead, the Contraction Calculator has taken over that job. This app helps you time how long and how far apart the contractions are when you’re in labor. The interface is very simple and easy to use.
Numerous apps offer updates through the course of the pregnancy, thanks to advances in mobile technology. From those trying to conceive, to people who are waiting nine months to hold the bundle of joy, these apps give a wealth of information about baby and mommy.