Labour Tracking Apps

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Heatherbella's picture
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Labour Tracking Apps

Has anyone used a smart phone app to track contractions and what-not? I'm thinking of putting one on my Android tablet and was wondering which ones are good. Does anyone else use these or do you prefer paper and pen? Hubby and I are big techies, LOL.

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I wil be using a tech one... only because I can track while teaching.... (one of my friends did this and then was able to tell her principal exactly how long she'd been having them/how often etc. time gets away from us when teaching..... SO when I find out what she used Ill let you know!

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Never got to that point last time. I have the preg.org app (which is ok - you can't actually get to anything on the forums unless it is a sticky), but it has a contraction timer.

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"elleon17" wrote:

Never got to that point last time. I have the preg.org app (which is ok - you can't actually get to anything on the forums unless it is a sticky), but it has a contraction timer.

HA HA HA! I didn't even know there was an app. Are you on Android?

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IMHO the app isn't worth the space it takes on your phone. That's just me though!

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"Heatherbella" wrote:

HA HA HA! I didn't even know there was an app. Are you on Android?

Just recently got an iphone

nidia's picture
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I like Sprout Lite:) There's a lot of tools on it.

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"nidia" wrote:

I like Sprout Lite:) There's a lot of tools on it.

I have that one but want a chart....

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"Momma Leah" wrote:

IMHO the app isn't worth the space it takes on your phone. That's just me though!

Well, you can always uninstall it afterwards. Smile

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I guess I'm old school - I just watch the clock. Wink Anyway, more important then the "timing of the contractions" is "how you feel." Honestly, the contractions themselves matter little, what matters is when it gets to the point where you can no longer walk or talk through them, then it's time!! My contractions pretty much always start out around 5 or 3 minutes apart, but sometimes that's just braxton hicks, and they stop after a couple hours. It's when they actually get "intense" and I have to stop what I'm doing to get through them, that I know it's actually time.

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I never had 'normal' contractions with DS (water broke and had to do two doses of pitocin because I never went into labor on my own), so I'm not sure what will happen this time.

All of my stuff was at the hospital hooked up to a machine because it was technically premature. I'm kind of nervous as to what will happen this time.

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