That glow? Sure, she’s beaming with pride — but we have a hunch the light from her smartphone has something to do with it, too. With so many digital resources for moms and moms-to-be these days, expectant mamas are just an app away from information and tools to make their lives easier. Click through our album to see our top ten picks.
My Baby’s Beat
If you wish you could hear your darling’s heartbeat before the next OB visit, download this app, stat. It uses the iPhone microphone to amplify baby’s heartbeat, much like a stethoscope. Simply switch your phone to airplane mode to cut off any cellular transmissions, take off the phone case, and touch the microphone to your bump and crank up the volume. You’ll get the best results in your last trimester; the website has a handy video of how it works, and FAQs. Of course, it’s not a medical device and doesn’t replace one, but it’s a great way to bond with baby.
$4.99 on iTunes.
What app do you use to find out anything and everything? Let us know in the Comments!
— Selena Kohng