iParenting ... It seems there's an app for every stage of pregnancy and being a parent.

Phone fun ... There's an app for every stage of pregnancy and being a parent.

When you discover you're pregnant, you want fast access to information that will answer the all-important questions as they come to you.

What will happen to my body this week? How will my baby change each week?

Will I really crave gherkin-flavoured ice cream, even though I've never eaten gherkins in my entire life?

<b><a href=Wee mail (free) After entering your due date into this app, you’ll receive a daily update on what’s happening to your baby, told with a sense of humour. You can also share the information via facebook, twitter and email to keep your partner – and anyone else who may be interested – up to date." /> Click for more photos

Best apps for pregnancy

Wee mail (free) After entering your due date into this app, you’ll receive a daily update on what’s happening to your baby, told with a sense of humour. You can also share the information via facebook, twitter and email to keep your partner – and anyone else who may be interested – up to date.

  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/wee-mail/id514792715">Wee mail</a> (free)</b> After entering your due date into this app, you’ll receive a daily update on what’s happening to your baby, told with a sense of humour. You can also share the information via facebook, twitter and email to keep your partner – and anyone else who may be interested – up to date.
  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/positive-pregnancy-andrew/id349477846" target="_blank">Positive Pregnancy</a> ($2.99)</b> This is a guided meditation app, designed to help mums-to-be stay stress-free and relaxed throughout pregnancy. The positive affirmations and visualisation practices aim to help boost energy and build a connection with you baby, and some women say the meditation even helps them cope with their morning sickness.
  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/kick-to-pick/id427692716" target="_blank">Kick to Pick</a> (99c)</b> Your baby may not be born yet, but that doesn’t mean he can’t help you choose a name! Using the built-in list of thousands of names, or your own short list, you can use your baby’s kicks to help you make your choice.
  • <b><a href="itunes.apple.com/au/app/weekly-guide-to-pregnancy/id382375180" target="_blank">Essential Baby's Weekly Guide to Pregnancy</a> (free)</b> The Essential Baby app has all the important details you need on hand: details of what's happening to your baby and your body every week, a guide to vitamins, supplements and what you can and can't eat in pregnancy, and information on how to tell when you're labour. There's a handy and easy-to-use contraction timer, too.
  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/app/baby-pool-pregnancy-guessing/id393793764" target="_blank">Baby Pool</a> (99c)</b> No doubt everyone’s got an opinion on what gender baby you’re having, when you’ll have it, and how much it will weigh, so use this app to organise the guesses and turn it into a game! It will also send all relevant details to the participants when your bub arrives.
  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/schatzisoft/id326144701" target="_blank">Baby Names Wizard</a> (free)</b> Search for names in a variety of ways, then check its popularity over past years. You can also create a list of favourites, and share them with others via email.
  • <b><a href="itunes.apple.com/au/app/m-pregnancy-for-men-pregnant/id324490218" target="_blank">m Pregnancy - For Men with Pregnant Women</a> ($2.99)</b> Designed with the male half of the parents-to-be in mind, this app compares your baby's size to household items (a bottle top, a football), uses down-to-earth language when describing what's happening, and gives tips on how to relate to your partner.
  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/babyface-baby-appearance-predictor/id309885170" target="_blank">BabyFace Baby Appearance Predictor</a> ($1.99)</b> Will your baby have your eyes? Your partner’s curly hair? Input a selection of characteristics into the BabyFace app and it creates a cartoon of your future offspring based on those traits. A cute time-waster!
  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sids-and-kids-safe-sleeping/id526626674" target="_blank">SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping</a> (free)</b> This app helps you learn the basics of safe sleeping and safe wrapping, offering information on how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome once your baby arrives. It also includes details on tummy time for new parents.
  • <b><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/baby-activity-logger/id304562986" target="_blank">Baby Activity Logger</a> ($5.49)</b> Keep track of your newborn’s eating habits, nappy changes and sleep times with this handy app. It also lets you graph your baby’s sleep durations and times, and offers a diary feature for you to take notes on what happens.

What does the name Beyoncé mean? Does it even mean anything, or is it just one of those made up names?

We all find it frustrating when these questions come to mind at the most inopportune times - and, naturally, we can never remember them when we have our computers right in front of us.

This is where mobile phone applications really come into their own. With so many free and low cost pregnancy-related apps available, they’re fast becoming a convenient resource for expecting parents – and in some cases, a great source of entertainment, too!

Click through to see some of the most useful and popular pregnancy apps available for the iPhone.

(By the way, to save you looking it up: Beyoncé's mum found her inspiration in her own maiden name - Biyencé. Now you know!)