PREGNANCY, VOL 2
Three of my favorite apps for conception, pregnancy and that first year with your baby
GLOW Ovulation & Fertility tracker
Glow launched in May 2013, and was founded by Max Levchin, the founder of PayPal, Slide, and Affirm. Glow applies the power of data science to health. I knew nothing about fertility or getting pregnant when my husband and I started trying with our first. It can be a very stressful time for many of us and having something that helps simplify those first few months of trying to conceive can be very helpful. I found Glow very easy to use, straight forward, and educational. I’m the type of person that likes to dive in and learn. Glowing.com overs a wealth of information, including getting pregnant, fertility treatments, and egg freezing. They even have a Glow fertility program. It’s also the only app that can track male fertility. Glow caters to all types of people, which is another reason I’m recommending it. If you don’t want all the background info simply put in your numbers and it does the work for you.
GLOW OVULATION & FERTILITY RUNDOWN
Fertility Calendar: Plan better by knowing ovulation ahead of time
Daily Health Log: The more data you enter, the more accurate your predictions
Health Insights: Your personal data translated into well-researched insights
Partner Connected: Get your partner involved, because it’s a shared journey
Glow Nurture is an app to use after you conceive. I love feeling very connected when going through something as big as carrying a baby. I enjoyed checking the growth and developmental changes, keeping track of how much water I was drinking each day and most importantly obsessively checking how much longer I had to go!
“The good, the bad, the downright gross… Glow Nurture’s got your back”
GLOW NURTURE RUNDOWN
Due Date Calculator: Find out your due date and get daily info about your developing baby
Everyday Health Log: Keep track of your pregnancy through daily logging
Health Insights: Personalized insights guide you through a healthy pregnancy
Appointments: Glow Nurture takes care of the planning for you!
THE WONDER WEEKS
The Wonder Weeks was very helpful, especially for those ‘witching hour’ months when your baby just decides to cry for hours. I was so shocked how accurate this app is. It would predict what type of mood my baby would be in during certain weeks so I could prepare. I relied heavily on the information this app offers. It measures when your babies leaps will take place (leap: sudden change in the mental development of your baby), what your baby is experiencing and delivers that information to you. It also offers information around development that is very interesting. If you are a new mom, I highly recommend downloading this app.
“For parents of newborns and young babies, The Wonder Weeks app can be a lifesaver during those times of wondering what on earth is going on. Babies change drastically and quickly, often resulting in fussy phases, poor sleep and poor appetite. The Wonder Weeks app helps parents track developmental progress week by week as young babies develop.”