Like most people, you probably already use your phone for everything. Now that you're pregnant, we're here to show you how using your phone can help you manage your meals, shop smart, keep tabs on your growing baby, and more! Here are 17 helpful ways to use your phone while pregnant.
17 Baby Tracker
Now that you have a bun in your oven, you probably have lots of questions. What's happening in there? How big is he? There are lots of free baby trackers that you can download so you always know what's going on with your little one.
16 Take Notes
With everything that you've got going on, pregnancy brain can set in right away! Use a note-taking app on your phone to jot down things you don't want to forget, such as questions to ask your OB/GYN at your next appointment.
15 Grocery List
There are lots of grocery list apps out there to help you stay organized when heading to the store. Some of them are store-specific, and will sort your list into the aisles where items are located.
14 Meal Planning
Using a meal planning app will help you keep your good eating habits on track while you're pregnant. It will also help you keep track of your pantry staples, your shopping list, and can keep you from falling into the same old dinner routine!
13 Google It
You'll probably have lots of questions and will wonder what's going on with your growing, changing body. Having your phone handy can help you get answers to questions quickly--just don't go overboard!
12 Shop by Phone
Whether you need preggy pops to ward off nausea or you already want to start stocking up on diapers, you can use your phone to shop for your baby on the web or with an app. You can even manage your baby registry online.
11 First Aid Info
Pregnant or not, it's a good idea to have a first aid app on your phone for any situation.
10 Phone Fetal Monitor
There are apps out there that can turn your phone into a fetal monitor so you can hear baby's heartbeat at home. Check with your doctor before using.
9 Store Important Numbers
Make sure you have important numbers saved and named clearly in your phone: your partner, parents, OB/GYN's office, and later on, the pediatrician and reliable babysitters.
8 Apps for Parents
There are tons of apps for new parents. You can download apps to help you keep track of how much baby has eaten and slept, how many diapers you've changed when you last gave baby a dose of medicine, and on which side you last nursed.
7 Apps for Baby
There are apps for baby, too. You can download games, songs, and interactive flashcards to help your baby learn the ABCs, numbers, colors, animals, and more!
6 Counting the Minutes
Whether you're counting how long baby sleeps or how many minutes of screen time a kid gets, it's not a bad idea to have a stopwatch or a timer on your phone. You never know when you might need it.
5 White Noise Machine
If your baby needs a little white noise to get to sleep, you don't need a machine! You can use a white noise app on your phone to help baby nod off.
4 Listen to the Music
Whether you want music to help you relax or lullabies to soothe baby to sleep, you can either play music on your phone or stream music from an app.
3 Fit in Some Fitness
If you're trying to keep up your healthy exercise habits when you're pregnant (or after your baby arrives,) consider downloading a fitness app like MyFitnessPal or RunKeeper. You can keep track of the calories you consume and the activities you complete. They can be used in combination with a wearable fitness tracker like a FitBit or Jawbone, or used alone.
2 Pictures Galore!
New parents love taking pictures of their little one. You'll probably fill up your phone storage pretty quickly with new photos. Consider using a photo app like LifeCake to share photos with loved ones.
1 Join us!
And of course, don't forget to use your phone to join the Baby Gaga community and talk to other expecting moms and new parents! We also have a pregnancy tracker that can update family and friends through Facebook.