This App For Pregnant Women Lets Them Hear Their Babies' Heartbeat
From ordering your food to getting your laundry delivered to sending perfectly filtered pictures of yourself to your crush, there's literally an app for everything these days.
The newest one? An app/add-on called Shell, from Bellabeat, that lets pregnant women hear their babies' heartbeats.
Basically, Shell is a little gadget you slide onto the bottom of your phone. Then, you find a comfy quiet spot, open up the app that goes along with the gadget, press the "Hear My Baby" button, and start rubbing the gadget on your belly with your phone on loud until you hear your baby's heart beating.
Shell uses a special algorithm that records sounds inside the womb while blocking potentially harmful waves from coming in to your body. The algorithm also works to filter out any background noise and amplify the baby's heartbeat.
Now, I've never been pregnant myself, but an app that actually lets you hear your baby's heart beating whenever and wherever you want?! Sounds pretty cool to me.
PLUS, YOU CAN RECORD IT.
I think that's probably the coolest part as far as I'm concerned.
Like, yes, I admit I get annoyed when expecting parents try to bother me with every detail of their journey, but I am also well aware of the fact that I will be that annoying pregnant woman one day and I would really like to reserve the right to annoy anyone and everyone with pictures AND recordings.
OMG, maybe I'll even hire a DJ to make some fun mixes with my baby's heartbeat featuring, like, Fetty Wap or something. CAN'T FREAKING WAIT.
I'm apparently not the only one who finds the idea pretty cool. The product, available for free download from the app store today, already has over a million people on its wait list.
And when I checked the site just a second ago, it said the wait list was 98 percent full, so HOP ON THERE, POTENTIAL MOMS.