I like the app for tracking pregnancy, but the “support” section is full of rude women saying whatever they want and putting each other down. Really disappointing to feel bullied on a pregnancy app for asking simple questions and admins not moderating more of the hateful speech in comment sections.
It nice to see that people are feeling the same way I am. It really cool to see my baby growth
Mediocre at best... can only read so many articles per week if you’re not a premium member.. and it’s not like the articles are shared are ground breaking evidence. And not sure how accurate the weekly size comparisons is... at 20 weeks or something around that supposedly the baby is size of a papaya? Only interesting about this are the group forums and If you wanted to track your symptoms
Great App. Lots of information on here , and love the interaction between other mothers or mothers to be !!. Best by far hands down .
All their apps are great!
I like using this app but it’s annoying that it only lets you read 5 articles a week without paying. It is also constantly advertising for their premium services. There are other apps that are just as good but don’t do this.
I liked this version of the app even less than I like the fertility tracker. I honestly didn’t even explore many of the features when I got pregnant, because I couldn’t get past how obnoxious the community is. No one ever discusses the articles Glow is sharing - it’s only ultrasound photos and people asking for any “Ramzi theories,” which, FYI has been disproven, so who cares? It’s just obnoxious and unhelpful. It’s also clear they don’t clean up the posts ever - there are no years included on the post dates (which is also weird?) but I can’t tell you how many posts I saw from women saying “just announced today!” And the photo of their announcement includes a due date from 2016. Glow has some good stuff here, but the focus (or lack thereof?) on the community portion of the app is honestly ruining it. Women need support, sure, but give users the option to hide it so they can have a better experience.
The 2 stars are for the app’s functionality - it’s good for tracking pregnancy things if that’s what you’re in it for. However, the articles are almost always horrifying! Multiple days during my first trimester, the article lists were entirely about “looking out for a miscarriage”. While I understand it’s important to have access to that kind of information, putting fearful articles at the forefront for pregnant women to see causes anxiety and stress on the mind and body. Now at 23+ weeks, my daily article was about how if my baby were born now the “doctors would do all they could do” but he would likely be born with birth defects. 🤦🏼♀️ I’m deleting the app after seeing that. If you want positive helpful information instead, I recommend the What to Expect App!
Update, second pregnancy: I used this last year for my pregnancy and decided to reload it for my current pregnancy now again. Let down. In the 8 months that have passed since my last pregnancy the app has changed to be almost exclusively upgrade-required. You’re not limited to 4 articles a week. So for 3 or more days a week, the app is basically useless unless you solely use it to comment and be annoying/ solicit attention with other users. The look ahead calendar feature is still there thankfully and not upgrade required. The logging is fine but whatever not really necessary. I redownloaded this app last week and this week I reached my limit on articles on Thursday. Luckily I have an appointment today, Friday, so I don’t need this app for the rest of the week anyway. But I’m just sure what features this app has that are money worthy. Articles? I can literally go anywhere and look up articles 25 hours a day. I keep the app on my phone bc I have the WTE and BC apps as well and I toggle between the three during the week to have some variety. I keep this app largely for the calendar feature. Which I’m sure will soon be upgrade only. ————————————- This could be a cute app, and something different from the baby center and What To Expect apps, except its really just kinda the same. The endless “I think I’m having a miscarriage” posts, the endless “any gender guesses?” posts, weird editor added photos accompany the articles. Some articles are pro only. Like I really need to pay a monthly fee to read an article about pregnancy exercise? They do have weekly AND daily info articles though so if you’re jonesing for different info everyday they have a Day (#) post every single day w new info or tidbits, rather than just the Week (#) articles. This is nice for those that go onto the app a ton and don’t want to see the same articles for 7 days, as is the case for the other big apps. I find the community to be a little annoying and easily offended. Or The few times I have posted I never really got too much interaction, whether I was asking for help or giving it. Stupid posts will get 9,000 upvotes and comments but genuine thoughts and requests for thoughts and support get lost in the garbage about Ramzi theories and “help I’m bleeding” posts. Speaking of posting, you can’t edit a comment and it frequently posts while you’re typing. You end up having to post twice in a continuation of the thought. How can you not have the ability to edit a comment? There are also some really thirsty users in here who just post for attention and then they get it from others, which is very annoying to see. Once in awhile someone will pipe up and be like you’re just posting this for attention, but for the most part everyone takes bate pretty easily. Lots of 5lb women in sports bras w no visible baby bump at all being like “42 weeks and so over it!” Just so they can 700 people to tell them how good they look. Others will post annoying things like sorry not sorry but I am pregnant. Again 2 weeks after my sons birth!” And everyone will be oooooooooooo. Sothat gets kind of annoying The constant prompts to upgrade and go pro are really annoying. You can’t click on anything w out something coming up to upgrade or have “nuh uh uh—-> that’s a pro feature” thing pop up. Like leave me alone, I don’t want to go f*ing pro and the more you make me deal w the prompts the LESS I use the app. I love the calendar type feature where you can click ahead. I used to do that when I was just pregnant, and now here I am at 38 weeks and it’s fun to see where I was 8 months ago w it all. The logging is ok and sometimes helps me to remember to do my Keigels lol. I generally use this app to log some things sometimes, look at the calendar feature, read a couple articles maybe, and see where my Birth Month group members are in their journeys. I try to stay out of conversations or comments or attention seeking posts. Just keep to yourself and try to ignore the upgrade prompts, and this app is ok.