Posts tagged ‘pregnancy tracker’

January 13, 2011

another reason for iphone love – app review

A few weeks ago my iphone informed me that I was going to give birth to a turnip. This week it’s a mango.

Before I’m accused of having some kind of weird fruit and veg fetish, this is just one of the ways the iphone app, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, keeps you up to date with your baby’s progress in an easy to visualise manner.

Each week your home page ‘tracker’ presents you with basic information such as countdown to due date, baby’s weight and yes, a size estimate based on fruit or vegetable rather than just a length/weight figure – great for someone like me with little to no imagination!

Quick and easy to setup – just enter your expected due date and a couple of other options (metric/imperial etc) and you’re ready to receive daily updates on everything from foods to eat and avoid, exercises to stay clear of, how to manage heartburn and so on, along with a weekly more detailed summary and a handy tracker.

There are also regular updates ‘for dads’ – but I suspect these are really regular updates for mums as they usually consist of something along the lines of “tell her she’s beautiful and buy her some flowers, offer to wash up…” – but hey, I’m not complaining!

I wasn’t so impressed at the beginning of the pregnancy when the app told us baby was the size of a lime and my BF said “time to crack open the coronas then”, but I had to giggle.

Can’t wait to see what’s next (although I’m fearful of the day it announces ‘watermelon’!)