GentleBirth Contraction Timer 4+

Track Labor Contractions

Positive Birth App Development

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Contraction Timer every expectant parent should download! For more than 15 years GentleBirth has been preparing moms for their big day.


The GentleBirth Contraction Timer app combines guidance from the Award Winning GentleBirth Program with a beautiful interface to make tracking contractions/surges easy, effective and stress free. Created by Positive Birth expert, author, midwife and Founder of GentleBirth, Tracy Donegan. 

GentleBirth has guided tens of thousands of parents around to world through their own positive birth experience.

Track contractions in real time, edit contractions previously recorded, manually add contractions or delete when necessary.

GentleBirth Guidance provides individualized audio labor coaching based on your reported experience as you track each contraction. Using mindfulness, focus and breathing significantly effects pain perception.

Separate background sounds allow you to play sounds in the background of the GentleBirth Guidance, background sounds only, or no audio at all. All easily controlled from one screen.

Beautiful and easy to read charts and statistics allow you to see trends over time. You can change the timeframe to view the information that is most important you at any point during your labor.

Email your surge history and release of water data to yourself or your care-provider directly from the app.

The GentleBirth Indicator analyses the duration and frequency of surges and will notify you when it’s time to go to hospital or if there are patterns of contractions that indicate you should contact your care-provider.

We want to hear about about your GentleBirth Contraction Timer experience. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us on social media if you have any feedback or questions about pregnancy, birth, the GentleBirth program or the Contraction Timer app. Email us at or contact support within the Contraction Timer app.

This app does not provide medical advice. Our recommendations are based on standard indicators. Your labor may occur differently. Always consult your care-provider to orient yourself in terms of contraction frequency and duration.



What’s New

Version 1.2.3

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

mel787808 ,

So grateful!!!!!

I was in labor for four days! this app helpEd me keep track of over 1000 contractions, help me get through the toughest time of my life, to stay calm and positive. I really didn’t know how much I needed this app or how much it would help me until I decided to start using it during one of my contractions in the early stages. I used it so much that even my husband picked up on all the encouraging words and how much it was helping me that it gave him courage and words of affirmation to use during my Labor and birthing he was able to get me through it all. My only suggestion would be for the app to have dark mode feature (maybe this is available in the paid version?) Because it’s hard to look at the screen when you’re so exhausted and contracting in the middle of the night other than that I am so grateful thank you!!

Developer Response ,

Congratulations Mel! We're thrilled to hear how helpful you found the contraction timer. Tracy

AimeePeters ,

Crucial for determining ACTUAL labor

This saved me from having our 4th baby in he shower I think. Contractions woke me up but because I’d always been induced with the 1st three kids, I didn’t believe they were anything serious. So I did all the things I knew to slow them down: moving, drinking water, taking a shower, but I started tracking on this app, which I’d already downloaded and was ready to use, just in case there was a rhythm or pattern to them. There was! After lengthy births before, this one was different and the app helped us with the urgency we needed to get to delivery within 20 min of Baby’s arrival!😂😭😅😅😅

Developer Response ,

Wow! Congratulations Aimee and well done on spotting the pattern and knowing it was time to go! Hope you're all settling in well with your new baby! Team GentleBirth

ashleyinmaine ,

Labored to 8cm thinking I was “just starting.”

This app helped me stay SO PEACEFUL during labor. I was 8cm when the midwives arrived at our home because my husband was able to watch the pattern of my surges. Even though I was almost to transition, I genuinely thought I was still in early labor because of how well this app helped me breathe through each surge. Only downside was that the audio paused whenever the screen timed out or was switched to another app. Not sure if it was an app glitch or a glitch with my phone.

Developer Response ,

Tracking contractions has been proven to be a great technique for staying calm during labor. We are very glad to have been part of your process. About the issue you mentioned, we would like you to give us more details about it, if possible, write to us at so that our tech team can look into it and avoid this occurrence in the future. Your help would be very valuable. Thank you in advance.

App Privacy

The developer, Positive Birth App Development, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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