When you are pregnant, the countdown to your due date is tracked by months and days, and there are plenty of pregnancy apps for your smartphone that can help you with the tracking. However, when you feel your first contraction, it’s time to start tracking the minutes between contractions and the hours until your little one arrives. Being able to accurately inform your Ob/Gyn and nursing team the timing of your contractions is a critical component to determine when you should go to the hospital. While you could record your labor contractions with pen and paper, these five contraction tracking apps make it much easier to record your progress.
When timing your contractions, it is vital that you note the duration and frequency of your contractions. Labor signs make it simple to time, log, and track your contractions and let you know when you are approaching active labor. It will even indicate when you should start heading to the hospital or contact your midwife. With Labor Signs you can also save all your emergency contacts, locate the hospital nearest to you and refer to the various stages of contractions.
Full Term is an easy way for you to record not only the duration of your contractions but the frequency and intensity of your contractions as well. You merely have to tap a single button at the start and end of each contraction, and the app will take care of the rest. The app will also save your full labor history and progress and creates easy to read graphs so you can see the trends of your last ten contractions. It also features a fetal kick counter and handy pregnancy reference section so you can brush up on your knowledge.
The Bloom Life pregnancy tracker is a wearable contraction tracker that allows you to track the muscle contractions in your uterus and record the data in their easy to use app. The device and corresponding app help to take the guesswork out of pregnancy by giving you the information you need at your fingertips to provide you with the peace of mind you deserve. The device automatically tracks and counts contractions, recording the data in the corresponding app, giving you more accurate counts.
Record your contractions easily with Contraction Master and rate their intensity with a click of a button. The app also allows you to email the information directly to your doctor or midwife. It is one of the easiest and most accurate ways for you to time your contractions. When your contractions are close enough together, and long enough, the handy app will alert you that it’s time to go to the hospital.
Aesop has a large selection of apps for growing families, including a contraction counter. The app uses large, easy to see buttons that allow you to time and log your contractions from the very beginning of labor. You can watch your labor progress with easy to follow graphs and reports. It’s perfect for separating true labor from false contractions.
Pregnancy and labor can be a scary thing, but with these easy to use contraction tracking apps, you can rest assured that you’ll make it to the hospital in time to deliver your new bundle of joy.