Do you think you might be going into labour? Here’s simple and easy-to-use contraction timer that automatically records the length and interval of your contractions.
How to use it?
- Click the "START" button when you feel a tightening sensation (with your hand on your belly or if you can feel it from inside). This is the beginning of the contraction.
- Click the "STOP" button when your uterus completely relaxes again.
- Repeat this for some time to check the interval of the contractions.
- You should have a minimum of 6-8 readings recorded to know the pattern of the duration and frequency of contractions.
- Duration is the length of your contraction. Frequency indicates how far apart your contractions are.
Contraction Timer00 : 00 : 00Hr : Min : Sec
Start Time Stop Time Length of Contraction Frequency of Contraction
If the duration is more than 1 minute and lasts for less than 5 minutes.
your baby could pop out soon. It’s time to alert your doctor and go to the hospital.
If your contractions are about 20 minutes apart and last for the same interval of time, you are in labor!
YOU HAVE TIME
There is no need to rush to the hospital, but do keep your doc alerted and hospital bag ready.
The contractions are not at regular intervals.
IT’S A FALSE ALARM
However, its better to get it checked with your doc.
How do I know that I am going into labor?
As the due date approaches, it is quite understandable for moms to get anxious about labour and childbirth. After all it’s the moment that you’ve been waiting for. But, labor is something that is unpredictable and different for every mom. So how do you know it’s time? There are some clear signs of labour that will tell you that baby’s on the way. Read more to find out
What should I pack in my hospital bag?
If you’re a mom who likes to be prepared well in advance, you’ll probably want to keep your labour bag ready to avoid last minute confusion. So what exactly do you need to pack in your bag? There are a few things that the hospital will provide, while there are other things that you may need to pack. Here’s a complete checklist that will help you choose and customize your hospital bag.