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
BEST labor/contraction timer! I’m so excited to use this during labor!
I have been counting down the days until my due period for our second baby. When I saw this app was possibly going to be released before our delivery I was overjoyed. I’ve been checking the App Store several times a day for its release and squealed with joy when I saw it was available this morning. I purchased the positive birth company’s online birth class and it has been wonderful, so I had very high hopes for this app. And it meets ALL my expectations.
It is a very clean and calming format. I absolutely love the slow bubble movement on the screen as the guided mediation plays. I also love that there are no distracting words or pop ups. If you have never used anything like this before it’s kinda like the headspace app, but for labor. Having the up breathing counting play once pushing the contraction button is awesome! (It’s also super handy that you can mute it at anytime without messing with phone volume) And the best part is that it tracks everything, so I will be able to stay positive and focused. I’ve been testing out other labor/contraction timers and this one is by far the BEST! Thank you so much positive birth company!!
Developer Response ,
So happy to hear Freya could be by your side on the big day! ❤️!
Feel empowered while giving birth
As a first time mom in the U.S. I was nervous and worried about giving birth. When I heard about the freya app and positive birthing company, my mindset was forever changed! I knew I could deliver my baby in a positive space with a little help from my friend, freya. I practiced breathing with the app regularly and used the affirmations and visualization story often while pregnant. I labored at home for over 24 hours. As my contractions grew stronger, I used the freya app to stay calm and positive. My husband would click the button to play the counting when he saw I was about to have another contraction. The app allowed him to play an active role as well in our laboring process. I was able to go in to the hospital at 830pm and had the baby by 11:40pm naturally with little to no interventions. The nurses couldn’t believe i was 8 cm dilated with bulging waters when I arrived. I would buy this app over and over again!
Developer Response ,
Wow! You did amazing! Congratulations and thank you for the review! 😊
Integral part of my labor
Loved using this app during labor. Found out about it after using the digital pack from the positive birth company and am so glad I did. I initially used it on mute to time my surges (contractions) so I wouldn’t have to keep track. I was so relaxed using other tools from the positive birth company, that I was shocked and a little scared that I waited too long to go to the hospital when Freya told me I was in active established labor and my surges were 2 minutes apart. For the car ride to the hospital, I turned the volume on and listened to the guided relaxation in between surges which was helpful to keep my mind off having to sit still during the ride. The counting for my breaths was a lifesaver during labor as I didn’t have to think about it or have my partner count for me. VERY, VERY HELPFUL to me and would definitely recommend it.
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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 Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © The Positive Birth Company Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.