Apps for Obstetrics!

Apps can be very helpful. I’m always asking my patients which apps they like for pregnancy. These are some that have been recommended to me:

1. My Days – Period and Ovulation

My DaysThis free, accurate app has is very helpful for determining the best days of fertility and improving your chances of becoming pregnant more quickly! It tracks periods and uses this information to predict fertility in the upcoming month.

Or… it can be used as a birth control method by knowing which are the most important fertile days and avoiding intercourse at that time.

2. What to Expect Pregnancy

What to Expect app

This very popular app includes a due date calculator, week-by-week details on your baby’s development, weekly baby illustrations, updates on your changing body, and countdown to your due date. You get daily tidbits of advice and it also includes helpful information for dads.

3. Simple Contraction Timer by iBirth

Contraction timerThe value of a contraction timer is in its simplicity and ease of use. This app makes timing of contractions during labor easy. It has a simple interface, tracks the duration of each contraction, tracks the intervals between contractions, and has a history report for tracking labor progress over time.

4. Baby Names!!

Baby names!!For people who would like some help in choosing a name, this app will show you the name’s meaning, pronunciation, gender and origin. It also includes graphs of a name’s popularity over time. For example, the most popular girls names now are Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava and Emily! It links to Wikipedia and gives you oodles of information.

5. (iThankyou)

iThankyouThis app uses your phone’s camera to help you keep track of gifts received and who sent them. This mix of new and old approaches to writing thank you notes is integrated with your address book and allows you to easily write and address a hand-written thank you note or send a thank you email.

About Mark Seigel, MD

I'm an ObGyn with offices in Rockville and Germantown, Maryland. Our modern practice includes electronic medical records, advanced ultrasound, and in-office procedures. We offer gynecologic services, as well as normal and high risk obstetrics. I have three great partners, Drs Emily Gottlieb, Jennifer Jagoe and Supriya Mishra. We are part of George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. I enjoy reading, swimming, and blogging.
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