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#1 of 6 Old 03-09-2010, 12:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay - so I'm a techy-geek (I live in Seattle, what do you expect). Being a doula, I have already filled my iPhone with more birthing apps than I could need (contraction timers, kick counters, medical dictionaries, aromatherapy guides, acupressure guides, etc.)

Now that I'm officially pregnant, I added: Positive Pregnancy (positive affirmation), BabyBump and iPregnancy (basically the same - babybump is 'prettier', but I like iPregnancy better), Prenatal Yoga, Lulla (cool app that plays lullabies at set times for the belly - recommend doing it with headset).

So what pregnancy apps have you tried or liked?

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I'd love to try a pregnancy app, but can't seem to find one for my blackberry...

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I'll have to check those out, Mandi. Right now I just have the perfect ob wheel, a breastfeeding app, the bishop score app, a bmi calculator, and several medical and nursing dictionaries on my iphone. I use the ob wheel and bmi calculator every day in clinical. I love whipping out my phone in a new prenatal when I need to calculate an EDD...the mama asks when her due date is and I say, "wait, there's an app for that!"

Off to check out ipregnancy.

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DDCC...

I LOVE ipregnancy!!! I personally don't have it, but my husband has it on his iphone and he reads to us every week (his idea!)

On my iphone, I also have Contraction Master AND CANNOT WAIT TO USE IT (at 38 1/2 weeks, I'm slightly impatient to meet him!) and I have Total Baby to keep track of BF, diapers, etc after the baby is here.

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i have some dictionarries and the bishop score app. I would have gotten the perfect ob wheel, but I don't need it more than once

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I have babybump. I like it cause it's pretty and love looking at the pictures week to week. Right now I think my baby looks like a hotdog. ha I also love taking photos of belly even thought it looks the same every time right now. I love getting up with my husband every morning and taking a photo.

I also got "what to expect when expecting" it confuses me. It says I am 5 weeks and 1 day but it also says I am 6 weeks? So am I 5 weeks or 6 weeks? I also kinda think the wording is dorky, but it is free and and I still like to read the little bits about how the baby is growing even if I can't figure out what week I am suppose to be reading.

I have one called Pregger. It is just fun pregnancy facts. Like at any given time 4% of US women are pregnant.

I also have a babybump on that is counting down the seconds till my due date. It's is fun to pull out when people say "How far along are you?"
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