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Glow’s New App Is a Real Time What to Expect When You’re Expecting

In less than a year, Glow, an app that lets you sync up and track your cycle (whether you’re trying to conceive or just want to be more in tune with your period and health) has helped over 20,000 women get pregnant. That’s a lot of baby showers. Instead of sending a rep to each and every one with balloons and a diaper cake in tow, Glow has an even better gift; a whole new mobile experience to guide expecting parents through those nine months and beyond.

The new app, Glow Nurture will answer the question of “Umm, what now?” for those 20,000 new parents and other mom and dads-to-be by giving them a real time “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” And a beautiful app to boot that echos Glow’s sleek, colorful interface that looks happily at home on your iPhone.

The Glow team stopped by Brit HQ this week to give us a preview of the app and we (even those of us without bunnies in our ovens) liked what we saw. You open up Glow Nurture and are greeted with your due date calendar — perhaps the only countdown clock that won’t stress you out. Instead, it’s a sweet, soothing look at the date and a bonus peek at the size your baby is at that very moment (turn back to an earlier time and the baby changes, a great way to trip out more squeamish friends and family). They’ll lay out a timeline of all the important appointments for you so all you have to do is make the calls.

From there, scroll down to the Daily Health Log, which gives you an opportunity to check in with yourself and check off the personal to dos you have set. Yes, I took my prenatal vitamins, no, I did not exercise, maybe I had enough water to drink (okay, no I didn’t) and, actually, now that you mention it I’m having some weird pain right about here. Glow’s angle on both apps isn’t to diagnose you, but it will take the info you give them here and give you “Insights” into what that pain might indicate, why you might want to drink more water every day or why certain check-ups are important. Similar features on Glow have even assisted users in figuring out potential health problems with help from their doctors.

Overall, the transition for Glow users to Glow Nurture will be easy, and the approachable (but not overly girly, it should be noted) design will welcome first time health trackers with open, inviting arms. Successful features from Glow, like Partner Support, Glow Community and more are expanded, with their focus shifted to the next life stage in this second chapter app. You can keep your partner synced up, which means someone else besides the app and your doctor could be bugging you to take your prenatal vitamins. When you enter the Glow Community, you’ll be greeted with a special section tailored exactly to where you are in your pregnancy along with general questions and topics to scroll through and contribute to.

With the expansion of international apps like Dayima, period pampering delivery services like Hello Flo going viral and the serious success of Glow (again, that’s 20,000 babies born with its help!), Glow Nurture is a downloadable bundle of joy in the web’s growing family of apps, sites and digital devices working to revolutionize women’s health online. We think it’s time for a celebration (still no diaper cake necessary).

Do you use an app to track your health, your period or your fertility? Have you ever used Glow? Let us know if you would give Glow Nurture (or another pregnancy app a try!) in the comments below!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)