Expecting? Here's our pick of the best pregnancy apps to download right now

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If you've got a baby on the way, there are plenty of ways to prepare for your new arrival, like packing your hospital bag, decorating the baby's nursery and freezing homemade meals to pop in the microwave once the little one has arrived – after all, the last thing you want to do when you're running on no sleep is cook a spag bol!

Another way you can ease your parent-to-be stress is by clueing up as much as possible before baby's due date.

As for how to do that, you can go old school with a pregnancy book, rewatch episodes of One Born Every Minute or simply download an app on your phone. If the latter option on that list has caught your attention, then you might now be wondering how to find the best pregnancy app that available right now.

To help you make a decision on which pregnancy app to download ahead of baby's arrival, we've rounded up our pick of the best pregnancy apps...

Best pregnancy apps: Pregnancy+

The app says: "The Pregnancy+ app features expert advice, daily articles, healthcare tips and interactive 3D models so you can track your baby's development."

We say: This app is perfect for first time parents and features everything you expect and more from a pregnancy app. Our favourite features include the app's in-depth pregnancy guides (focussing on topics such as breastfeeding, exercise, food, twins and more) and the baby size guide that helps you visualise your baby's size throughout your pregnancy.

Download it for iOS or Android.

Photo credit: Oscar Wong - Getty Images
Photo credit: Oscar Wong - Getty Images

Best pregnancy apps: Ovia Pregnancy Tracker

The app says: "Expecting? Watch your baby grow every day with Ovia Pregnancy! Ovia's personalised approach to tracking your baby's development gives you an app as unique as your pregnancy."

We say: If you're stuck on baby names, then this is the app for you. As well as plenty of cool features (such as realistic illustrations of your little one in the womb and over 2000 pregnancy articles, tips and tools), the app's built-in baby name guide gets a 10/10 from us!

Download it for iOS or Android.

Best pregnancy apps: Flo

The app says: "Discover the most popular female health and wellbeing guide chosen by 230 million women, co-created with over 100 leading medical experts and acclaimed medical institutions."

We say: If you thought Flo was an app that only tracks your periods, then think again. As well as helping you understand more about your menstruation cycle, Flo also enables parents-to-be to learn about different pregnancy symptoms and your baby's development – simply switch the app into pregnancy mode and off you go!

Download it for iOS or Android.

Best pregnancy apps: Baby 2 Body

The app says: "Baby2Body takes the guesswork out of staying healthy and happy at every stage of motherhood by coaching you on how to optimize your fitness, nutrition, and emotional wellbeing."

We say: If you want personalised pregnancy advice, download Baby 2 Body and upgrade to a Premium account – you'll then receive tips and advice from your very own coach. It's like having a pregnancy PT in your pocket!

Download it for iOS or Android.

Best pregnancy apps: Baby Bump

The app says: "With Baby Bump, you will know when you can feel your baby’s first kick or when you’ll be able to find out your little one’s gender. As a soon-to-be mother, you will learn more about what you can expect to happen with you and your baby-to-be every week of your pregnancy."

We say: Erm, is there anything cuter than comparing the growth of your baby to a beautifully illustrated piece of fruit!? We think not...

Download it for iOS.

Photo credit: JGI/Tom Grill/Blend Images - Getty Images
Photo credit: JGI/Tom Grill/Blend Images - Getty Images

Best pregnancy apps: Expecting

The app says: "Getting information that you can trust about pregnancy and parenting is hard – it’s like everyone is trying to sell you a product or service. Expecting is different – written by independent parents and experts, it brings together everything you need to know about pregnancy, birth and beyond in an easy to understand, friendly format that encourages you to choose what’s best for you and your family."

We say: Get your partner involved in your pregnancy with Expecting, featuring tailored content, tools and tips for dads-to-be.

Download it for iOS or Android.

Best pregnancy apps: Glow Nurture

The app says: "Glow Nurture is the world’s most advanced and comprehensive pregnancy tracker. Powered by data and designed for simplicity, this app rewrites the rules for what a pregnancy app should be. It is completely customisable so that we nurture YOUR pregnancy and your baby."

We say: This pregnancy app has articles and tips that go beyond birth, ensuring you have all the support you need well into the fourth trimester...

Download it for iOS.

Best pregnancy apps: The Bump

The app says: "The Bump is the #1 baby tracker app for first-time moms, providing features you won’t find anywhere else."

We say: First time parent? The Bump is tailored for first timers – using trusted information backed by experts – meaning you can rest easy on your journey to parenthood.

Download it for iOS or Android.

Best pregnancy apps: What To Expect

The app says: "What to Expect, the world’s best known, most trusted pregnancy and parenting brand, offers a pregnancy app that helps you prepare for parenthood and guides you through your journey day-by-day and week-by-week."

We say: Wondering what to expect when you're expecting? Then this is the app for you! Featuring parenting guides that follow your journey all the way, What To Expect is full of personalised information about your baby's development, as well as helpful articles and videos.

Download it for iOS or Android.

So, there you have it! Happy appin...

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