mommy to be for iPhone - app review

mommy to be is a pregnancy tracking application for the iPhone. It provides detailed weekly information, photos, tips, and a place to store notes.

The home screen of mommy to be displays how many weeks you are into your pregnancy, your baby's length and size, a meter to visually see how far you've progressed, and much more. There is also a new photograph displayed for each week. Although these photographs are very nice, I would prefer to see a picture that shows how the fetus looks at this stage in development. One thing I found strange about mommy to be is that the accomplished number of weeks is correct, but the current week is one week ahead. My suspicion is that since this app was developed in Europe, they count their weeks different than we do in the US.

In addition to the home screen, there are tabs for "You" and "Your Baby". Here you'll find detailed information about what to expect with your body and the developmental changes that are happening with your baby. One or both of theses sections will generally also include a cute picture that is related to the topic being discussed.

The tips tab is an excellent section of this app. Each week, mommy to be gives you a different tip related to pregnancy, babies, shopping, or anything that is related to being pregnant. I find this part especially helpful as a first-time mom.

mommy to be is a great pregnancy application that offers a lot of useful information. This app will be good companion for any pregnant woman wanting to track their pregnancy and learn about the process on the way.

Video and screenshots after the break!

Pros

  • Excellent information provided in the "You" and "Your Baby" sections
  • A new practical hint each week - great for first-time moms!
  • Email information from notes and "Today"
  • Quickly view information from previous or future weeks

Cons

  • Week calculation is one week ahead of traditional counting
  • Text size is very small with no setting to make larger
  • Weekly photos are not of fetus, but other random baby-related photos

[$4.99 - iTunes link]

TiPb iPhone 3.5-star rated

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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This is my3dots: Thanks for the fantastic review and feedback. With the recent version, we've improved the point with having primary fetus pictures display in the Today page. Additionally we've introduced new features, like configuring how the week number is displayed (depends on the country), an option to change the font size, and a new intuitive color selection.
We wish all "mommy to be"'s and "daddy to be"'s lots of pleasure with mommy to be.