MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Are you a tech-savvy parent? Many of us keep our whole lives in our phones and tablets. With more information at our fingertips, these devices have made it easier than ever to get exactly what we need instantly.
CBS4 anchor Rhiannon Ally found there are some great apps to help women get through pregnancy.
Welcome to motherhood! Get ready for “mommy brain”, one of the first things women notice.
It’s something Valerie Schimel is all too familiar with.
“Clarity is not a strength, at least for me. I was not thinking clearly. I was exhausted. I was forgetting things I never would have forgotten,” said Schimel.
Schimel is the co-founder of munchkinfun.com, a service dedicated to helping South Florida moms find just about anything they are looking for. It’s her job to stay up on the trends and technology. She said apps let expecting moms stay more informed than ever before.
One of the most popular apps is ‘Sprout’. This app gives stunning images of what your baby looks like each week, along with a personalized timeline to follow along. You can also connect it through your social media accounts to share your journey with your friends and family.
Another app, ‘Food to Avoid When Pregnant’, wades through what you can and can’t have during pregnancy. It’s broken up into categories like meat and eggs or fish and seafood.
One of Ally’s personal favorites is “The Bump” app. Schimel agreed.
“They’re fun and upbeat and have a nice voice. It’s not too clinical, not too scary, too loosy-goosy. They’ve struck a nice balance,” said Schimel.
‘Baby Center’ is another full-service app that gives you access to message boards so you can connect with other women going through the same thing.
“Especially when you have a new baby. It can be really isolating as a mom. It’s a place to go to meet moms, groups, commiserate with,” said Schimel.
And information overload can be scary when you’re expecting a baby. Always check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.