Meet Freya, your virtual birth partner from The Positive Birth Company! Freya will coach you through every single surge with a simple breathing technique and visualisation. She will help you relax between surges with a mix of guided relaxations, positive affirmations, gentle music and calming visualisations. Freya makes it easy for you to keep track of your surges and you can visit the log at any point to see how frequently your surges are coming and how long they are lasting. Freya will also let you know when your labour is established and when it might be a good time to contact your midwife. You will never birth alone with Freya by your side.
TRACK YOUR SURGES
In hypnobirthing we refer to contractions as surges, as a ‘surge’ more accurately describes the sensation you’ll experience when in labour. Freya is the ONLY hypnobirthing-friendly contraction timer on the app store, designed specifically with hypnobirthing mums in mind, but can be used by anyone.
PREPARE FOR BIRTH
You can also use Freya in pregnancy to help you relax and prepare for your birth. In fact the more you listen to the guided relaxations and positive affirmations, the more familiar they will become and the more effective they will be at helping you relax when it comes to birth. Positive affirmations have been proven to change the way your mind works and listening regularly will help you feel less anxious and more confident in the lead up to birth.
We know the more relaxed you are during birth, the more oxytocin you will produce. Oxytocin helps your uterus to work efficiently, making labour faster and more comfortable.
You can also use Freya post-birth any time you feel you could benefit from taking some deep breaths or need some help finding your zen. Everything you learn through using Freya - mindfulness exercises, breathing techniques, the benefits of taking time out - are skills for life.
If you have any questions or spot any pesky bugs lurking about the place (!) please do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
iPhone and Apple Watch app
A timer to record your surges (also known as a contraction timer)
Coaching audio to keep your mind focused on breathing through each surge
A gentle expanding visualisation which you can use to sync your breathing
A detailed log of your surges over time, so you can track your progress through labour
Ability to easily share the log with your birth partner, midwife or doula
Guided relaxations, positive affirmations and soothing visuals to help keep you calm and relaxed, making birth easier, quicker and more straightforward (can also be used in pregnancy and postnatally)
Coaching created by renowned hypnobirthing expert Siobhan Miller, founder of The Positive Birth Company
Download the ONLY hypnobirthing-friendly contraction timer on the App Store and prepare to meet your baby in the best possible way, feeling calm and confident, relaxed and happy!
We have made improvements and fixed bugs to make your Freya experience even better.
Don’t they grow up so fast? Freya’s latest update offers a customisable birth announcement and enables five NEW languages.
Now available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, download Freya and she will match your phone’s language settings in any of the above listed languages.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent app for a bargain price!
I purchased the PBC Digital Pack and found it amazingly helpful and informative so I was really excited when I heard about this app and immediately purchased it too. I am not at all disappointed and it has all the features that I could wish for. I haven’t used it for labour yet as I’m due in a couple of weeks but, having played around with it, I’m pleased that it seems really easy to use and navigate your way around, a must for in the midst of labour! I like it so much that we actually purchased it twice, both on my phone and on my husband’s.
I love that you can choose to have the background music on or off and that the up-breathing counting can be changed from 4-8 to 3-6. I also like the fact that you can easily change the mp3 tracks that you listen to between surges and there is a good selection of positive affirmations and relaxation scripts so things hopefully won’t become repetitive during a longer labour.
The timer seems v easy to use whilst experiencing a surge as the place to press on the screen is large and can’t really be missed and I imagine that the expanding circle will give me something to focus on as a distraction. I also think this will be a great reassurance of when to contact the hospital.
I am really impressed by this app and think it’s an absolute bargain for the price. I also love the PBC so much that I have also just purchased the postpartum pack! If you haven’t already, but the packs as well!
Developer Response ,
Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a great review!! It's so great to hear you're making the most of Freya's features :) Fingers crossed you'll enjoy the Postpartum Pack too!
Best hypnobirth and surges times I’ve ever seen
I finished the Hypnobirth course from The positive company a few weeks ago (and I recommend it with all my heart by the way) and a big part of it is practicing the relaxation (before and during labour) and using the breathing during labour.
I was a bit worried about the “logistics” in birth, how I would count the surges and do the breathing techniques, as well as the relaxation bits too… the materials are a kind of a guide, but not very easy to access when you are in labour I guess.
I absolutely loved this app!!!! It was such a great idea and great execution! They managed to combine the surges timer with a relaxation/visualization track and guided breathing!! All in one place, without having to tap millions of buttons, you just need to put your headphones and listen to it, and of course, when you are in labour, tap when your surges comes and goes. Its all there and very easy to use.
And the design…. OMG! Its absolutely gorgeous. Its simple, intuitive, the colors are amazing… I’m just in love with the whole thing.
And I’m here sitting in my desk, working and listening to it right now. It is totally worth paying for and better than any app of this kind I’ve ever tried. Freya will be my second birth partner. ❤️
Perfect companion for hypnobirthing
This app is brilliant if you’ve done any kind of hypnobirthing course. I’ve done the Positive Birth Company digital pack and would strongly recommend this as the perfect companion to that course (as well as the course itself!).
First of all, it’s a beautiful app, with gorgeous soothing colours and graphics. As for features, it has everything you could want to support your hypnobirthing journey. You can track your surges with flexible counting options to help with your breathing and there are some great guided relaxations and affirmations to help you relax in between. This latest version gives you more control over the audio you can listen to - making it easier to familiarise yourself in preparation for the big day (a super important part of the course is practice!) and so you can select the perfect relaxation for you in the moment when the time comes. It’s also really helpful that it lets you know when you’ve reached established labour.
My baby is due to arrive in a few weeks’ time and know that this will be a massive help to track my surges and keep me as calm and relaxed as possible for a beautiful birth.
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- The Positive Birth Company Ltd.
- 138.4 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © The Positive Birth Company Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.