Labor Mate

Time your labor contractions with a tap of your finger


Track Your Contractions

Timing labor contractions has never been so easy. With Labor Mate, timing each contraction is as simple as touching a button. Tap the stopwatch button once to start the contraction timer and tab it again to stop the timer. As the contractions become longer and more frequent Labor Mate records the information for you and reports it back in an easy-to-read format so you can decide when it is time to call the doctor or head off to the hospital for delivery.

Labor Mate provides two screens for monitoring the contractions, a detail screen and an summary screen. The detail screen shows the duration of each contraction and the time between contractions. The summary screen shows the average duration of the contractions based on the last 3 contractions and the average time between contractions based on the last 6 contractions. This information helps you decide when it is time to call the doctor or head off to the hospital for delivery.

So what fun is buying an application when you can't take advantage of it right away? After all you are not going to buy Labor Mate the moment the contractions start. This is why Labor Mate includes a Due Date Countdown screen. Enter the expected due date and Labor Mate will show you how many weeks and days have passed as well as how much time remains.

The Story Behind Labor Mate

The inspiration for Labor Mate comes from my own personal experience assisting my wife with the arrival of our baby boy. At the time Labor Mate did not exists nor did the App Store. I used the stopwatch feature on my wristwatch, a pencil and a piece of paper. The more frequent the contractions the more confusing and time consuming tracking each contraction became. This became problematic for me because after all my primary role was to help calm and support my wife. Capturing data was secondary.

Soon after our baby boy was born I thought to myself, "There has to be a better way to track my wife's contractions without interfering with my primary role as support partner." With plans for a second baby in the near future I set out to create a better way, thus became Labor Mate.

I wish you all the best with the arrival of your new baby boy or baby girl, and I hope you find Labor Mate as useful as I will when the time comes for the birth of my second child.


  • Tap the timer anywhere to start and stop the contraction timer.
  • Contraction timer continues to run even if you switch applications or make/receive a phone call.
  • Track the duration of each contraction.
  • Track the time between contractions.
  • Displays date and time of the contraction.
  • Add notes to individually recorded contractions.
  • Delete unwanted recorded contractions without needing to start over.
  • Email the contraction log to family, friends, and healthcare providers.
  • Displays the average duration and frequency.
  • Shows how much time remains until the big day.

Need Help?

Checkout the FAQ if you have questions.

What Our Customers Say

This is great it keeps an accurate record and gives us men something to do whilst the lady is in labour , even midwives liked it.

Christianm456, App Store Review

Great app! I had my baby girl a couple of days ago -- without Labor Mate, I wouldnt of realized my contractions were becoming regular, fast and could plainly and easily see that things were progressing quick! Being my second baby, this app was way easier than writing the times down on paper or sitting at my laptop. Its also really great to be able to email the log for my records sake - very handy! I definately recommend Labor Mate.

TraceyH, App Store Review

I started using the app, but of course ny husband ended up tracking everything as the night progressed. we were both SO pleased with your application keeping track at a time when we couldnt have focused on much! my husband made a point of showing off your app to our midwife and all the labor & delivery staff. thank you!

kaijabatd, App Store Review

We went into labor this night and the excel-sheet wasnt portable enough to bring to bed so I checked app store for a tool and found this. It worked perfectly while tracking contractions. Thank you for this. Best spent dollar for a long time.

Argeus, App Store Review

Such a great app for such a great price. I kept track of my contractions religiously with this app and it never failed on me once. I emailed all my logs so i could print and keep for babys scrapbook. Thanks for the great app!

SunkistHoney801, App Store Review

I used this application to keep track of my contractions during the labor of my second child. It was great to have the ability to just push an onscreen button at the start and finish of each contraction and have the app keep track of the length and frequency of contractions. Since I was also watching my toddler daughter through early labor, it was really great to be able to just have the application document the labor and to also be able to exit and enter the application quickly so that I could make phone calls, check email and do other things during my 32+ hour labor. I really liked the large numbers on the clock; I was easily able to check it during a contraction and determine approximately how much longer it would last. It was handy to be able to email the contraction log as well.

iPhoneMommy, App Store Review

My wife and I used this app just this morning to assist in the delivery of our baby girl. It was great to measure the contractions and then send the data to our midwife.

bjgarrison, App Store Review

Does what it needed to do...nothing more, nothing less. It has a straight forward interface, is priced right, and was built by someone that listens to feedback to improve their product (always a plus!).

s0n, App Store Review