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.
In hypnobirthing we refer to contractions as surges partly because it sounds nicer but also because ‘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 - using appropriate terminology - but can be used by all.
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 the audio 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. And the more relaxed you are during birth, the more oxytocin you will produce which 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. Parenting can be hard but you’ve got Freya; she’s your friend for life! In fact 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 email@example.com
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
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 breathe in sync with
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)
Option to share your birth story with a personalised birth announcement
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!
Bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
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. ❤️
Everything you need in one app!
I gave birth back in July and had the best birthing experience which I largely put down to the positive birthing company and the online hypnobirthing course. I listened to the positive affirmations at least once a day, especially to help me sleep at night. I’m a poor sleeper at the best of times but the affirmations and relaxations were my saviour, especially towards the end of pregnancy when getting comfortable was difficult to achieve. On the night I went into labour I was listening to the affirmations whilst timing my surges on my phone and writing down the length of them on a piece of paper as I hadn’t downloaded an app. Outside of that I was 100% in the zone. Here you have everything you need to do all of that in one app. Without having to flip from one screen to another, someone doing the counting for you, allowing you to stay completely in your zone and in control. I love it and it will definitely be put to good use in the event of baby number two. Happy hypnobirthing!!!
Great app, just had one difficulty
Loved this app- i personally didn’t benefit from having the sound on once I’d reached a certain point and gained my rhythm, so it was great that the option was there to turn it off. Loved the fact it tells you when you’re in established labour, which was great as the midwife didn’t believe I was in labour, so it was great to have Freya telling me I was!(the midwife was wrong) my only Criticism is whenever I tried to delete a surge (for example when I’d forgot to turn it off when on the phone to the hospital) it would delete a completely different surge and not the one I selected! Which then completely messed with the monitoring of my contractions and confused the app into not thinking I was having 3 in 10. I’m sure I was doing it right as my partner tried and it was doing the same for him!
Overall I found this app an asset to my labour, and will definitely use it again should we have another!
- The Positive Birth Company Ltd.
- 76 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © The Positive Birth Company Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.