Apps for Moms: Apps for Women's Health
Between taking care of work, the house, the kids and your mate, it's easy to forget about taking care of yourself! Put your phone to work for you and take care of Mama with these helpful, healthful apps.
- Period Tracker Lite, Free (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android)
This helpful little app is the easiest way to track your menstrual cycle, period. (Get it?) Simply press a button at the start of your period every month and Period Tracker will log your date. It predicts the start date of your next period and, if you're trying to make a baby, can tell you when you're most fertile!
- myPill Birth Control Reminder, Free (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android)
Say "so long" to forgotten birth control pills! Just tell myPill your favorite time to pop your pill and it'll give you a friendly daily reminder. It's even smart enough to stop during your period week and automatically start again at the beginning of your new pack!
- Breast Self-Exam, $4.99 (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch; free on Android)
Not sure where to start when it comes to self breast exams? This boob-lover's app has video guides to self-exams, online support from specialists and general information to keep you in-the-know about breast cancer. Plus, 25 percent of the proceeds from this app go to leading breast cancer research institutes.
- Health Vitals Tracker, Free (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Improve your health and track your vitals with a swipe of your finger! Health Vitals Tracker follows and monitors your vitals right from your smartphone and gives you info on more than 10,000 nutritious foods, medical definitions and more!
- Quitter, Free (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch)
Have a nasty health habit you've been wanting to break? This app will help you become a Quitter! It provides a helpful counter to track your daily successes, featuring motivational photos (your kids or your handsome hubs, maybe?) from your own photo library to keep you on track. If you're a smoker who's trying to kick the butts, it'll even calculate how much you've saved on cigs since you quit!