Congratulations on your pregnancy! As the first step towards starting a family, it is also a big responsibility to ensure and maintain your health during pregnancy. It becomes more important now to take good care of your health as it impacts the baby’s health.
There are a few traditional methods that are recommended to ensure you and your baby’s health throughout pregnancy. But using the aid of technology can make things lighter. We have enumerated eight of the top pregnancy fitness apps available that you can make use of this 2019.
As the first on our list, Noom is one of the best fitness apps that were ever developed. This health and fitness app is unlike other diet apps that tell you to eat less and get more active. It uses a psychology-based approach that enables you to build a more effective and customized diet plan.
Accordingly, it takes into account your environment, triggers, challenges, and other difficulties that could get in the way of promoting a healthier lifestyle and diet. It is even more important for pregnant women to adopt a customized diet plan to ensure that you are getting the right nutrition and in the proper amount.
You can even have access to a workout plan to ensure that you can stay active throughout your pregnancy. Also, you can find more Noom success stories to support this claim and find out why. From the reviews of its previous and current users, this fitness app comes handy for pregnant women to use.
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2 – Sprout –Pregnancy Essentials
As one of the top-rated apps in this category, Sprout is handcrafted particularly for pregnant women as a fitness app. It is developed with the help of doctors that are designed to monitor the health of the child in your womb as it develops.
You can use tools such as fetal development charts, kick counter, contraction timer, and the to-do list (for your pregnancy health). Also, you can get organized with a doctor visit planner, along with a weight tracker.
This app is intended to be your one-stop tool when it comes to monitoring your development throughout pregnancy. The best part is that it is designed to promote the health of both child and mother. It is easy to use and highly customizable to fit into your pregnancy journey.
3. Prenatal Workout
As a free app, PreNatal Workout is another must-have tool for pregnant women. Its purpose is self-explanatory such that it is designed to provide you with a list of workouts you can perform during the prenatal stage.
Each exercise is chosen specifically for pregnant women. It means that you no longer have to worry if it would be safe for your baby. The app also divides the workouts based on how far along you are in your pregnancy: first, second, or third trimester.
This app was curated with the help of prenatal yoga instructions. Now, you can guarantee that they are easy to do and safe. Most of the exercises can also be performed without the need for any other equipment.
4. Positive Pregnancy
As an app that promotes mental health, Positive Pregnancy is not just necessarily about promoting fitness. Hence, the app is all about staying active and keeping your mind elevated during the pregnancy stage. Your mental and emotional state is very important during pregnancy.
As one of this app’s goal, your pregnancy journey should be a happy time. However, it is not always the case with most pregnant women. Pregnancy can be an emotional roller coaster. With Positive Pregnancy, an app that costs $2.99, you can maintain a healthy mindset during your pregnancy.
There are several tools that you can use to keep you calm and to realign your thoughts. You can choose from relaxation techniques, visualization practices, and positive affirmations. Also, you can use the tool to perform meditation at any time you want. It is such a great tool for pregnant women to stay calm and boost their energy.
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This is another free app that you can download while pregnant to promote better health and fitness. It is a comprehensive app that can provide exercise ideas, meditation practices, and recipes that you can use during the prenatal stage.
You can also get recipes and exercises that you can do post-natal. Each of these exercises and recipes can be tailored to meet your expectations. It is up to you to use the app in however way you see fit!
6. Kegel Trainer
While you are pregnant, performing kegel exercises is highly recommended by doctors. This app is what you need to get your pelvic floor muscles ready and strong enough for childbirth. It provides easy-to-follow kegel training sessions and daily reminders. Each session can last anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
You can also customize the visual or audio cues to make it easier to follow these exercises. The Kegel Trainer app is available on Google Play and iTunes. It is a free app with in-app purchases available.
Are you taking prescriptions during your pregnancy? If you are worried about its impact on your baby’s health, worry no more. MommyMeds is an app that is available for download for $3.99. It enables you to search for a massive database of prescription or over-the-counter medication.
This will determine if they are safe to use during your pregnancy (or while breastfeeding). It has a large database that collects information for up to 20,000 medications and drugs in the market. Use this app the next time you are unsure if a certain medication is right for your baby. It is better to be safe than sorry!
8. Pregnancy Yoga with Tara Lee
The health benefits of performing yoga are already widely known. But yoga for pregnant women is also growing in popularity over the past few years. If you love yoga, there is no excuse to stop this practice even while you are pregnant.
If you have not done yoga before, this app is a great way to guide you to the practice. Plus, yoga offers plenty of benefits for pregnant women and a great way to prepare for your childbirth. This app was developed by Tara Lee, a famed yoga instructor.
It was specifically designed for pregnant women to stay healthy and fit during their pregnancy journey. It is ideal for women who’ve been pregnant for 14 weeks and above. It is also designed for beginners so no need to worry if you have not done yoga before.