A round of app-lause is in order! Three new apps have hit the scene that are innovating the parenting process, from conception through year two.
So whether you want to watch your little one on a video monitor, research possible baby ailments or find tips on increasing your fertility, help is now at your fingertips.
Want to know more? Lucky for you, we’ve got the lowdown on all three of these cool new apps below.
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Developed by pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg, assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, this new app basically puts a pediatrician in your back pocket.
It’s free to download ($2.99 – 6.99 for add-ons) and includes a complete reference guide for common kid ailments, a vaccination and check-up planner, and a baby monitoring system that allows you to remotely check-in on your little one when you’re away.
You can also use it to organize photos, record milestones and write journal entries about your child’s first two years of life that you can share with family and friends.
After using it, you’ll immediately wonder how you ever lived without it.
Imagine if you could pay your pregnancy forward. Confused? Let us explain: Launched late last year, Glow is a not-for-profit program created for couples just embarking on their conception journey. Described as a fertility coaching app, it aims to help enrollees — who pay $50 a month to join — get pregnant within a 10-month timeframe.
Tips like changing your diet, trying new exercise routines and sexual positions can help you conceive. If and when that happens, your monetary contributions stop, and the money you’ve contributed is used to help other couples get pregnant by helping pay for an accredited infertility clinic visit.
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Congrats, you’re pregnant! Now what? This full service app is like the pregnancy coach you wish you could afford.
It offers 3D videos taking you from conception to birth, online prenatal and birthing classes, and discussion groups that offer real advice from real moms (note: you’ll find out if you really need to buy a $500 breast pump).
First-time moms can get the pregnancy lowdown in video blogs from real moms-to-be who document their own journey week by week. And, it gives you a chance to document this special time, too, with a bump photo album and a place to save your fetal ultrasounds.