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There's an App for That!

Im sorry if this has been discussed, just did a quick search and didnt see anything...

Last night I got my first set of false labor contractions - yipeeeee (said with sarcasm).  While on the phone with my OB, she asked how long they were and how they were changing over time.  Um ya - not something I was tracking, as I was doing everything I could not to freak out.  Today, I'm thinking, there's gotta be an app for that!  Anyone know of a great contraction timer/ something that tracks progression of contractions.  I googled, but would prefer real life user feedback :)  Also, while we're at it - any STM have any advice on great breastfeeding apps?

Thanks ladies! 
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Re: There's an App for That!

  • I lived by the Baby Connect app with DS.  It keeps track of feedings (which side, how long, etc.), pumping, bottles, dirty diapers, when he slept, etc.  It was really nice during those first few delirious weeks!

    Can't help you with the contraction timer though.

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  • Wow if there's not a contraction timer out yet, I see a business opportunity. I guess you get first dibs
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  • I just searched for contraction timer on the app store and found a few free ones. I haven't used it yet, so I don't know if it's any good. I do use a baby kick timer I found too.
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  • ccam said:

    I lived by the Baby Connect app with DS.  It keeps track of feedings (which side, how long, etc.), pumping, bottles, dirty diapers, when he slept, etc.  It was really nice during those first few delirious weeks!

    Can't help you with the contraction timer though.

    This! The great thing with Baby Connect is that is syncs across phones, so I'd always know how much he'd slept and eaten when DH was with him. Loved it.

    I never used a contraction timer but I know they're out there, let us know if you find a good one!

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  • I was just searching for apps last night as my heartburn kept me up well past 3 am.  I downloaded "contraction timer" from the play store (I have an android) which seems pretty comprehensive.  I noticed there is an apple version that has cool charts, colors etc though.  I'm going to have to check out baby connect but they probably don't make it for android :(
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  • @aa98  I just looked for the Baby Connect app for android & it is available.  They have a trial version & the full app is $4.99.
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  • @freetobekristin Awesome, thx, I'll check it out.
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  • Based on iTunes reviews, I just downloaded Full Term Labor Contraction Timer.  I'll play around with it and report back!  If anyone has used one that they like, let us know!  
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  • My L&D class teacher told us about full term and app on IPhone that is really good. I have not used it but I played with it. I tried to attach the pic of the app but mobile bumping blows.. But it is a pic of a black and white sono.
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  • Full term - my friend used this app for her contractions and said it was a great help!
  • I searched "contraction timer" in the Android Play Store and downloaded the second option by the developer Ian Lake. I liked it... until I found it won't save from one counting session to the other. So I can't go back and say "well, yesterday I had contractions that looked like this, today they look like this" etc. I might just go on a downloading spree and play with them until I find one that will save sessions.
    I downloaded the first one, but haven't really tested it out.  I'll do that today and update.

    The baby kick counter I have doesn't save any of the data either so I record it in a separate spreadsheet.  It's a little annoying though as it seems like it's a simple option to add (not that I would know -I'm not a programmer).
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  • I used one with my son. I don't remember the name. I don't think it saved sessions, but I could be wrong. I am not sure that it matters to me about saving sessions- if the contractions continue and are regular enough I called in. If they stopped, then I didn't really need the info because it wasn't labor.

    But, if you track and keep a log about contraction patterns, you are far more prepared than I will ever be.
  • @aa98‌ I have an android and the baby connect app. I tried out the trial, loved it and bought the full version.

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    November '11 ~ IVF#1 ~ ER 11/18 (29R, 17F) ~ 5dt of one beautiful blast on 11/23 = BFP!!

    Beta #1 9dp5dt = 116, P4 = 28 ~ Beta #2 13dp5dt = 700 ~ Beta #3 20dp5dt = 9500, P4 = 26

    1st u/s 12/27 - hb of 156!! EDD 8.10.12 :)   **TEAM GREEN!**

    Sweet baby boy born 8.18.12

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    FET #1 - October '13 - c/p   l   FET #2 - December '13 - cancelled :(   l   FET #2.2 - 1.30.14 - BFN

    ~ More testing - hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsy & more b/w - all normal / negative~

    Surprise BFP while waiting on FET #3 ~ beta #1 500; beta #2 1600; first u/s 4/3 - measuring 5w5d, no hb yet!; 2nd u/s 4/10 - hb 132, measuring 6w6d - EDD 11.29.14 :)    **TEAM GREEN!**

    Beautiful baby girl born 11.24.14

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  • I use Full term (Apple iPhone). I've had braxton hicks contractions since 30 weeks, so my dr wanted me to keep track. This app is super easy to use and I can answer any questions (how far apart are they, how long do they last, how many did you have the past hour, how strong are they?)
  • I downloaded Full Term a few weeks ago but have yet to try it out. I've been getting a ton of BH but nothing that I feel is timer-worthy yet.
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