There are so many things to keep track of during pregnancy to ensure that things go smoothly, particularly once you go into labour. Timing your contractions is important during this period as it helps you to monitor the progress of labour and determine when you need to go to the hospital. Tracking and timing your contractions can also help you to identify patterns and determine when to start pushing during the second stage of labour.
Many nurses will recommend that you simply count your contractions to identify the patterns, and although this has worked for many women for years, there are now a number of apps which can actually help you to time how long and how frequent your contractions are more accurately. It might seem like overkill, but apps like these can be really useful.
There are lots of contraction apps out there, so we thought it would be useful to round up the best contraction apps that we've found and tried. Let's get into it:
Storky is another free contractions app, and although we don't think it is quite as good as the GoodBirth app, we still think it's pretty excellent. One of the great features of Storky is that it has the ability to send you notifications about your contractions, so you can access the information without needing to enter the app every time.
When you download the app, there is also an option to receive a free guide with advice on how to deal with your contractions better, which is a nice option. You can download a premium version of the app for £2.99, which removes the ads and makes everything a bit cleaner. Learn more and download it here - getstorky.com
Contraction Counter & Timer
Hopefully, this guide helps you to find a great contractions app and to deal with this aspect of pregnancy. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any similar apps that you've tried!