Contraction Timer & Counter 9m app

Contraction Timer & Counter 9m app

  • An app to track your contractions when you are in labour.
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Contraction Timer & Counter 9m app By Aleksei Neiman


  • Contraction timer.
Country of origin Unsure (not Aotearoa New Zealand)
Clinical review 

3 star review

Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? No
  • Require a login? No
  • Have password protection? No
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? No

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Free or paid version (without ads)

The ‘enhanced’ (paid version) allows sending of contraction history by email, editing of contractions.

How to get the app

The  Contraction Timer & Counter 9m app allows you to keep track of contractions by tapping a button at the start and end of each contraction. The app analyses the duration and frequency of contractions and will predict when it's time to go to the hospital. Additional features on the full version include the ability to edit contractions, tell you what phase of labour you're in, and email the contraction history in excel format.

For the complete app description, go to Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, se reviews below.


The app provides for an easy way of recording contractions.

Nothing hugely original — its a ‘flash’ stopwatch.

Clinical review

3 star review

: Dr Judy Ormandy, Obstetrician and gynaecologist, Capital & Coast District Health Board and Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Otago, Wellington
Date of review: September 2021
Version: 2.8.7
Platform: Apple
This app is for people in labour and their support people. The app allows you to time your contractions in labour. You press start then stop and start and finish of contraction, you are able to then rate the intensity of contraction. This provides you with an up-to-date record of your contraction pattern.
After 4 contractions it gives an assessment of your contractions eg ‘not in active labour’. It also gives advice, eg, ‘contact your health provider and go to hospital’.
This review is for the free version only. Overall the app is straightforward, easy to use and does what it says.
It advises an early presentation to hospital but does advise contacting health professionals first.
Safety concerns: The app advises you to ‘go to hospital’ very early on in your labour. However, it also says to ‘contact your healthcare provider’ so the advice is unsafe.
I trialled describing a dangerous uterine ‘hyperstimulation’ pattern (too many contractions, too frequently). The app did not differentiate this from a normal ‘active labour’. As a clinician, if I had a patient in the hyperstimulation situation, I would want them to present urgently / contact urgently.
New Zealand relevance: Yes, relevant to a New Zealand audience.

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