Smiling Mind and beyondblue have teamed up to create a Mindfulness Meditation tool to help individuals and couples mentally and emotionally prepare for having a baby and becoming a new parent.
What is Mindfulness:
Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. Mindfulness gives you the choice to see more clearly and deal more skillfully with the pressures of being a new or expecting parent.
This program is for mothers, fathers, single parents and same sex couples.
The Science of Mindfulness:
Written by psychologists and psychiatrists, this program is based on extensive international literature surrounding the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation to reduce stress, manage change and build connection.
Mind the Bump provides tailored exercises to mentally and emotionally support you from day one of pregnancy through to 24 months after birth.
Minor update and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic for Pregnancy Brain!
This is my second pregnancy. Since the first, I've discovered the benefits of Mindfulness and taking time for meditation and body scans.
Being pregnant, I feel incredibly aware of everything going on with my body, and having the reminder to be mindful of it helps me from feeling overwhelmed at all the changes.
One thing I want to note about how important mindfulness has been throughout pregnancy is I have been off my ADHD medication since finding out I was pregnant and between mindfulness and Bullet Journaling, I feel like I have that aspect of my mind finally under control. And that's a real blessing when it comes to pregnancy.
I absolutely recommend this app, but I wouldn't be surprised if the price goes up, since I'm surprised at how much other Meditation and Mindfulness app charge for more guided sessions. I really appreciate this -- and I like that it's not all pregnancy based. Anyone can use it, not just pregnant women. Spouses, partners, anyone looking for a gentle way to ease into mindfulness.
Thanks for a great app! 😃
Narrator talks so much there’s no time for meditation
I really wanted to like this but I find it more frustrating than helpful. It’s free so I guess there’s that. My issue is that these “exercises” are short and then while she’s instructing you to do certain things, the narrator jabbers through the whole thing which for me, makes it hard to execute the tasks. You have no idea if she’s going to stop blabbing and allow you quiet space and time to think or if she’s going to roll right into the next thing. Deleting it now. Gave it a fair shot.
So valuable, and no in-app fees
This app is perfect for general meditation and even better for pregnancy focused women. The meditations are short and have enough guidance to keep a non-committed beginner like me on track. Only 1 issue I've been having is after my first few completed meditations the app stopped saving all future progress
- SMILING MIND PTY. LTD.
- 18.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Smiling Mind Pty. Ltd & Beyond Blue Limited
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.