When badass babysitter, Justine, asked me if I’d like a list of cool online pregnancy resources I said ‘sure’. She found a few that I didn’t even know about.
As we know, there exists an abundance of popular pregnancy and baby apps to choose from.
If you’re not in favor of using smartphone apps or you haven’t upgraded your old phone, there are many other options to help guide you along your pregnancy.
From online customized pregnancy calendars to due date calculators, today’s mother-to-be has so many online tools to choose from at her fingertips. These tools allow her to fully understand her pregnancy and she can share all the exciting details with others. I have crawled the web and chosen the top online pregnancy tools for all you blooming pregnant chickens.
One of the best ways to increase your chances of becoming pregnant, is knowing when you are likely to ovulate. With the Bump’s Ovulation Calculator, simply enter the date of your last period and the calculator will determine your most fertile days and when you should try to conceive.
Expectant moms can get a lot of data from this site. They provide calendars and trackers to help you along your entire pregnancy and after. The site offers a range of tools such as; calculators,calendars, checklists and worksheets to help take the stress out of a wonderful time. A great online tool to check out is the pregnancy due date calculator. It gives you two options to fill in, either the date of your last period or the date you conceived. By a click of a button, you can see the estimated date of your little one’s arrival.
ParentWeb Baby Tracker
The ParentWeb Baby Tracker is a free tool that you can download on your desktop. The tracker lets you tracks your child’s development both in the belly and after they’ve entered the world. The tracker has a tool that let’s you record your baby’s exact age (down to the very day) though the age counter on the desktop widget. During your pregnancy, you can follow all the changes of your baby’s growth, heart rate and weight on a particular day
Online Countdown Calendar and timer
If you think you might be going into labor, you can keep track of your contractions with an easy-to-use Online Countdown Timer. Click the ‘play button’ when you feel your contractions begin and again when they end. If you’re hubby is around, make him feel useful and put him in charge of the timer. This tool also has a Countdown Calendar, so you can follow how many days left to go until you meet your baby.
Baby Name Genie
Naming your baby should be a fun experience. This website tries to bring a little bit of humor and fun to the process of coming up with baby names. You input your last name and choose the option of a boy or girl name. The Baby Name Genie randomly creates a name for your baby on board. The names are bizarre and are not meant to be taken too seriously, but the site does have other options to give you a few ideas of names for inspiration.
You can also check out the Best Baby Naming Sites post as well.
Chinese Gender Chart
If it’s still too early in your pregnancy to tell the gender of your baby and you’re feeling antsy, check out the Chinese Gender Chart. All you need to know is the lunar month and the age of the mother-to-be at the time she got pregnant. The Chinese Gender Chart will predict the baby’s gender. The tool is simple to use and bases its results on an ancient Chinese chart.
Have we forgotten any of your favorites? Let us know 🙂
Justine Rosin is an aspiring blogger and longtime babysitter who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. Her perfect day would include a large bottle of wine and a play date with Labrador puppies.