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Pregnancy tracking apps

Pregnancy tracking apps certainly are not a substitute for professional medical advice, but they can be fun and helpful when it comes to tracking a baby’s growth over time.

In his report this week, PC Mike Wendland offers three great choices for expectant mothers.

Hear My Baby Heartbeat App is so popular that it’s currently atop the App Store’s medical category. You use just your iPhone microphone to record and share your baby’s sounds. The app isolates the baby’s sounds and amplifies them making them easier to detect and hear. The app is $4.99 for iOS.

HiMommy Has you enter your due date to receive daily information about your little one with beautiful graphics, different every week, and your baby’s average weight and length (for each day throughout the duration of the pregnancy). The app is free for iOS and Android.

Pregnancy+ tracks baby’s kicks and weight gain through size-specific illustrated charts and images from every angle through every week of your pregnancy. Experts say this is probably the closest you can get to seeing what your baby looks like through each stage of pregnancy. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.