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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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!!
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.
Natural birth, first child
This, hands down, is the most AMAZING app and is the ultimate reason I was able to have a natural child birth with my first baby. I found it about two days before I went into labor and was SO glad I did. When you open the app, it plays relaxing music and speaks positive birth affirmations. When you start having a contraction, you press the button and it counts in for 4 and out for 8 so you have a pattern to follow with your breathing. Then when you’re done you push the button again and it goes back to the positive affirmations. Every contraction is tracked and it’s easy to go in and look at the time between contractions, the intensity of the contraction, and averages. This app saved me and is the ultimate reason we were able to stick with our birth plan. Thank you Freya!!!
- 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
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.