All it takes is a quick search on iTunes to learn just how many pregnancy apps are already in existence. From announcing your pregnancy to tracking your baby's size to monitoring contractions, when it comes to having a baby on board, there's something for every tech-savvy mobile mama to download. But when we learned that WebMD had a pregnancy app of its own coming out, we jumped at the chance to learn more from the site's pediatric medicine expert, Dr. Hansa Bhargava. After chatting with Dr. Bhargava and playing around on the app on our own, it's safe to say that WebMD Pregnancy is the most comprehensive and reliable option out there. Here, five reasons why every mom-to-be should download this (free!) app today:
- It's a One-Stop Shop: Sure, you could create an entire folder to house your myriad pregnancy apps, but in the interest of efficiency, wouldn't it be easier to have everything in one place? "WebMD Pregnancy was designed to give a mom all of the info that she needs, and that she wants," Dr. Bhargava says. This includes everything from tracking your prenatal visits to what to expect at each stage, and even a digital pregnancy journal.
- It's Physician-Approved: Perhaps the biggest draw of WebMD's Pregnancy app vs. its competitors is the fact that all of its information is derived from, and approved by, actual doctors. Pretty important!