Pregnancy is an exciting, terrifying, tiring and beautiful time. The mother-to-be undergoes many changes, both physically and mentally, the baby grows and the family prepares to meet him or her for the very first time. With so much happening in a relatively short amount of time, it is a good idea to download a pregnancy app, to help you and your family sync on everything that is going on, as well as to support you through this amazing time. Bonnie Roupé, the founder and CEO of Bonzun (www.bonzun.com), the company that creates tools designed to support women and their families during pregnancy, comments on the benefits of pregnancy apps:

Parenting on Female First

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It helps you monitor the baby’s growth

You will be amazed at how much your baby changes week-on-week! Even before your bump starts showing, the baby undergoes huge developments and changes at a rapid pace. By downloading a pregnancy app, you can keep track of everything that’s going on, and get a fairly accurate idea of the size and weight of your growing baby. Tracking the weekly progress also makes the forty weeks of pregnancy go by much quicker, with each update coming in as a weekly treat for you and your family.

It lets you track symptoms and important changes

As the mother-to-be’s body undergoes so many changes throughout pregnancy, it can be difficult to know when a change or a symptom is normal, or when it is a warning sign for a developing condition or complication. Most pregnancy apps allow you to track changes and symptoms, from blood pressure through to any unusual swelling. Bonzun’s My Pregnancy app includes a symptom checker, which provides users with accurate scientific information and alerts them to any possible health conditions.

It helps you understand what’s going on with your body

In addition to growing and gaining weight, the mother-to-be’s body undergoes a variety of other changes, most of which are part-and-parcel of pregnancy. For example, the nipples darken, the veins on the breasts become more prominent, breast sensitivity often increases, and many women also develop pigmentation on the face and neck, as well as a trail of hair running down their stomach. All of these changes are perfectly normal, but can be confusing, especially if you’ve never heard of them before! A pregnancy tracking app will explain how and why these changes happen, preparing you for any new developments.

It keeps everyone in the loop

While it is the mother that undergoes the bodily changes and carries the baby, the rest of her family are just as keen and excited to know everything that’s going on. Downloading a pregnancy app which has a partner or family sharing feature is a great way of keeping everyone in the loop and updated on the baby’s progress!

It helps you to stay calm

While pregnancy is wonderful, it can also be stressful, especially for the mother, whose body is overrun with pregnancy hormones. Any new symptom or change can be worrying. A reliable and scientifically accurate pregnancy tracking app can provide reassurance and be a point of reference whenever things become stressful.

It can provide a supportive community

Many expectant mothers and even new mothers, report feelings of loneliness, even if they are surrounded by friends and family. Both pregnancy and parenthood are wonderful, exciting and demanding, and sometimes a mother might want to speak to other people who are going through the same thing as she is. Many pregnancy tracking apps also have communities and forums for their users, which allows them to share their experiences, ask for advice and make friends in their neighbourhood.

It documents your pregnancy

Lastly, many pregnancy-tracking apps encourage mothers-to-be to take photos of themselves and their bumps as the pregnancy progresses. This is a lovely way to document your pregnancy, and you are unlikely to forget to take a photo every week, as the app will remind you to do so!


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