Posted by Jessica Fisher
on August 21st, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Glow Nurture is a pregnancy tracking app that keeps your unique pregnancy in mind. The app uses data you provide such as due date, your exercise levels, and symptoms to tailor alerts and insights about your pregnancy. The app also works with Jawbone and MyFitnessPal to make managing your food and activities easier. The app was also recently featured on The Today Show.
Glow Nurture has a lot of different functions: Daily tasks and updates, fetal development images, a countdown to your delivery, photo sharing, Checklists for your hospital bag and baby registry, an appointment calendar, and more. It seeks to take the worry out of your pregnancy and let you take control.
You can download Glow Nurture for free on the App Store.
The App Store is far from low on filtering apps that adjust users’ images in numerous quirky ways. PreggoBooth is one such new addition but it does so with some pretty neat results.
The app enables the user to see how they’d look if they were pregnant and at various stages of pregnancy. Refreshingly for such an app, there aren’t any freak results, all are quite appropriate. 3 months, 6 months and full term are possible here and the app doesn’t just place a big bump on the person’s stomach. Instead, it adjusts everything about the person making for a more realistic look.
PreggoBooth is still meant to be light hearted, however, which is why users can also adjust men to look pregnant with some startling but fun results.
The app might not revolutionize anyone’s life but it’s a fun break from life and would ideally suit something like a baby shower or even bachelorette party. All images can be shared with all the major social networks.
PreggoBooth is out now, priced at $0.99.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-05-04 :: Category: Entertainment
Is it just me that thinks it’s utterly amazing that women can have an entire life grow inside of them? While I understand all the science behind it, there’s still that little part of me that thinks wow when I think about it. I’m certainly not at that stage in my life yet to have a child but apps like My Baby’s Beat sound awesome.
It’s an app that aims to help you hear your baby’s heartbeat using only the iPhone microphone and a set of regular headphones. There’s a lot of potential benefits here. Understandably, it’s no doubt easy to get paranoid in the last trimester of a pregnancy and worry when your baby’s a bit quiet. Use My Baby’s Beat and you should be able to hear it, instantly putting you at ease. You can then record the heartbeat and email it to anyone you like as well as share it on Facebook which is a pretty cool touch.
The only real caveats are that you do have to make sure that you switch your iPhone to airplane mode throughout using the app just in case. You can also only use it in the final trimester of pregnancy, presumably for the sake of accuracy.
While there’s no way of me testing this out (unless I start accosting pregnant women in the street – probably a bad idea!), it sounds a fantastic concept and one that is bound to entice expectant mothers.
My Baby’s Beat is currently available on sale for $1.99.
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-11 :: Category: Medical