The 5 Best Free Pregnancy Apps [Rated 2019]

Whether you're a mum or a dad, if you want to make sure that you know everything that is going on during your pregnancy, then you might want to think about downloading one of the many free pregnancy apps that are out there.

Not only can these give you a countdown/tracker for your pregnancy, but they are also great if you want to know exactly how your baby is developing and how your pregnancy is moving along week by week.

With so many different apps out there to choose from, you might want to know what is the best pregnancy app. To help you choose, we have rated the 5 best free pregnancy apps for UK users.

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What to look for in a free pregnancy app?

The first thing that you are going to want to know is what you should be looking for when you download a pregnancy app. The simplest way to work this out is to follow a checklist which will show you what a good app will contain and therefore what you are going to want to look for.

  • Is the app free?
  • Is there a week by week tracker?
  • Is there a countdown to birth?
  • Does it come with any special vouchers or deals?
  • Can dad’s us the app too?
  • Are there any ads on the app?
  • What health benefits does the app contain?

To help you even further, we have decided to take a look at the top 5 free pregnancy apps, comparing them with the checklist and making sure that they are able to offer everything that you are looking for.

#5. Emma’s Diary

emmas diary pregnancy app

One of the most popular apps out there has to be Emma’s Diary. Not only is it a website that you can sign up for, but it also has an app which can be downloaded on both Android and Apple too.

With over 100,000 downloads and a rating of 4.5 on Play Store, this particular app is focused on tracking your pregnancy journey week by week.

The advice contained on the app is put together by pregnancy and baby health experts and not only can you download the app, but you can also join the wider community too.

The app contains a wealth of information and goes into great detail of each week of your pregnancy. You will also be able to access freebies, as well as discounts and offers on baby products and pregnancy products, which is only available to those who have downloaded the app.

Checklist
  • Is the app free? Yes
  • Is there a week by week tracker? Yes
  • Is there a countdown to birth? Yes
  • Does it come with any special vouchers or deals? Yes
  • Can dad’s us the app too? Yes
  • Are there any ads on the app? Yes

 

What health benefits does the app contain?

The advice contained in the app comes from health and wellbeing experts.

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#4. Pregnancy Week by Week

pregnancy week by week app

Another useful app to download for your pregnancy is Pregnancy Week by Week; this app is available for both Android and Apple users. The app is rated at 4.7 and has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

It is designed to help you to track your pregnancy, not only learning more about each week as they go by, but also track kicks and other aspects of your pregnancy too.

You can even use it to take notes of any symptoms or questions that you may want to discuss with your doctor.

The app is definitely aimed more at mum to be than dad’s, however, the information that is contained inside the app will prove to be interesting and useful to you both. Particularly if the dad has a real interest in how the pregnancy is developing and what is going on in there.

Checklist
  • Is the app free? Yes
  • Is there a week by week tracker? Yes
  • Is there a countdown to birth? Yes
  • Does it come with any special vouchers or deals? No
  • Can dad’s us the app too? Yes
  • Are there any ads on the app? Yes

 

What health benefits does the app contain?

The app is designed to help you to monitor your symptoms, as well as keep an eye on your weight gain during pregnancy too. It also gives you the chance to track the baby’s movement too.

#3. Pregnancy +

pregnancy+mobile-app

With more than 10 million downloads and a 4.7 rating, you can definitely see that Pregnancy + is an app that is well worth downloading.

Entirely free to download, this app is there to guide you through pregnancy week by week. 

The app is packed full of amazing features which can be used on both Android and Apple users. The advice on the app comes from experts and you can even see how your baby is developing within you using 3D models. 

The app will take you through your pregnancy week by week and will also help you with a range pregnancy health features too.

Checklist
  • Is the app free? Yes
  • Is there are week by week tracker? Yes
  • Is there a countdown to birth? Yes
  • Does it come with any special vouchers or deals? No
  • Can dad’s us the app too? Yes
  • Are there any ads on the app? Yes

 

What health benefits does the app contain?

The app can help you to track your baby's movements, time your contraction and even keep a log of your weight too.

#2. Babycenter

babycenter pregnancy app

A popular pregnancy and parenting advice website, you can know find everything that Babycentre has to offer on an Android and Apple app.

Downloaded more than 10 million times and rated 4.8 stars, this is an incredibly useful tool for expectant parents to have.

There are a wide range of features on this free app this includes a pregnancy tracker, daily pregnancy news, top tips, community groups and even a baby name finder. You can also create your very own weekly bump pic montage as well as watch videos and interactive images on the stage that your baby is at.

Checklist
  • Is the app free? Yes
  • Is there are week by week tracker? Yes
  • Is there a countdown to birth? Yes
  • Does it come with any special vouchers or deals? No
  • Can dad’s us the app too? Yes
  • Are there any ads on the app? Yes

 

What health benefits does the app contain?

All of the information and advice within this app comes from NHS England, which means that you can trust it is going to help you to take proper care of yourself during your pregnancy and your baby too.

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#1. Bounty

bounty pregnancy app

Another well-known name in pregnancy and parenting advice is Bounty, so it comes as no surprise that Bounty now has an app that you can download on Apple and on Android.

With over 500,000 downloads and a high rating of 4.8, this is an incredibly easy to use and useful app no matter which stage of pregnancy you are at.

The app is entirely free and comes with not only a pregnancy tracker, but also day by day advice too. The idea of the Bounty app is that it connects you to your local hospital, which helps you to learn more about what to expect and also to prepare yourself to give birth too. You will even get some freebies and some awesome deals too.

Checklist
  • Is the app free? Yes
  • Is there are week by week tracker? Yes
  • Is there a countdown to birth? Yes
  • Does it come with any special vouchers or deals? Yes, you will find freebies and discounts too
  • Can dad’s us the app too? Yes
  • Are there any ads on the app? Yes

 

What health benefits does the app contain?

The app allows you to connect to your local hospital and be able to read through their leaflets and information from the app.

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