When my wife got pregnant last November, after fumbling through the big name pregnancy books, I started evaluating pregnancy-related iPhone apps. Sprout, which runs $3.99, is my favorite to date, a beautifully designed pregnancy status tracker that walks you through all three trimesters with a realistic 3D render of the (average) baby that changes weekly and offers hotspot info-bites, e.g. when the baby can first hear your voice, or you might first feel it kick. Tap over to “the doc says” and you’ll get insightful tips on topics like travel, “starting to look pregnant” and “fundal height” or be able to see upcoming routine events, like “second trimester screening tests” or the timeframe during which an ultrasound can determine your baby’s gender. Helpful extras include a “weight tracker,” “kick counter,” “contraction timer” and for papas-to-be in particular, a checklist/organizer for pulling together all the things you’ll need in your hospital bag when the big day arrives.
Link: Pregnancy (Sprout)