Nowadays, technology is often an important part of pregnancy for the modern mum. So TalkMum blogger Sonia fills us in on the details of how she feels she would cope without technology during pregnancy.
First things first, I have to admit I am a complete IT geek – since leaving university I have made my career in IT and I love my gadgets (iPhone and iPad, laptop and PC). So if you are a technophobe then you are probably going to hate me!
I can’t compare being pregnant with my gadgets and the internet to a pregnancy where it wasn’t available as I haven’t experienced it, but what I can tell you is that it would make me feel miserable.
I absolutely love finding out about my pregnancy, the week by week stages, the videos that are in some apps you can download (for free too) of what the baby looks like and what is going on inside the baby that week.
I use my gadgets to keep video logs of the bumps movements, photos of the bump each week and how it is progressing and not to mention my blog. I update my blog on the go and everywhere I can – having the portability with an iPhone and iPad and the great apps available to you, means that I can do all of these things where ever I am.
When pregnant these gadgets are a great resource as some days you might want to just nip upstairs, tuck yourself in bed with a nice cup of green tea and catch up on your weekly update of baby’s progression – or you might want to write that blog post from the bath when you are having a nice relaxing soak.
I think the answer to my question is no I wouldn’t cope; I want to find out all these wonderful things, I want to read up about my pregnancy, I want to share my pregnancy with the networks I am involved with and most of all I want to have all of these memories with me for the rest of forever – and that wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for technology!technology