Labor and Contraction Timer 4+

Michael Kale

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings
    • $1.99



Easily time labor contractions. A handy one-button interface to start and stop the timer, it also lists the duration and spacing of the last contraction, the average and count for the last 20 minutes, and the last hour. The app times contractions from the start of one to the start of the next, as recommended by childbirth coaches. This app has been downloaded by over 150,000 people to assist with the birth of their children.

The 20 minute average lets you see if your contractions are increasing or decreasing relative to the last hour. The hour average and count lets you decide when to go to the hospital or birthing center.

Record the intensity of each contraction and use the handy charts to view the intensity, count, and spacing of contractions over time. Record notes with each contraction and review them in the history list. Edit or delete past contractions to fix typos or adjust the start time or duration of each one.

Email your list of contractions to yourself or your birthing team to monitor progress or document the event.

The app remembers all data and whether you were in the middle of a contraction or not between launches, so you can jump back and forth between this and your favorite game or another app to distract you during and between contractions.

What’s New

Version 1.5.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Updates for 64 bit compatibility.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

shot_through_it ,

It's a shame there aren't any ratings or reviews for this perfect tool!

I'm guessing no one has rated it because you only need it for a small window of time, then you deliver a baby and are swept off into a whirlwind of parenthood.

I'm here because today my baby is turning 1 year old and I'm my reminiscing about this day, I think back to waking up at 845am and feeling a cramp and going, "I should probably download some kind of contraction timer app."

This app was simple to use, it helped me track as my contractions got more and more intense & close together. Thanks for the great tool!

aemo45 ,

Worked perfectly!

Used it last week during the labor of my daughter. Was way easier than writing down with pen and paper. My husband just pressed the button and then could get back to concentrating on me. The times I needed to record it, it didn't take too much brain power. Was helpful to be able to edit for times we messed something up. I even emailed my early contraction record to my husband at work to tell it was time for him to come home. App helped up decide when to leave for hospital, which was 45 mins away.
All in all, I'm not sure of differences in paid vs free, but download paid version and support the developer! Believe me, this app will be invaluable when you are ready to use it!!

Kgfugcggcuiutfvj ,


Gave me something to do in early labor, which is a big help. The graphs are a good morale booster, showing labor progressing. This app got us to the hospital on time. Contractions weren't strong, so if we had been going by how they felt, the baby would have been born in a cab. Was also handy to be able to send the triage nurses an easy record of how long I'd been in labor and the spacing of contractions. Finally, I liked being able to wave my phone screen at my husband instead of having to say that I was having a contraction, because I didn't want to talk through them.

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Kale, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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