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October 11, 2005

Need to time contractions?

Today Mariah had some practice contractions, and writing down approximate starting times and durations was just too much work and not as precise as I wanted it to be. So this afternoon I built a little tool to help me. Now before you think I'm a totally nerdy looser, know that it only took me about 20 minutes, building Flash applications is what I do for a living. Anyways...introducing...

The Contraction Counter

Instructions: click start when a contraction starts, stop when it ends. Repeat. When you think it's time to call your doctor or go to the hospital or whatever, print it out and take it with you. That's it!

There might be some little bugs. If you want the source files for some reason, put a comment below and I'll mail them to you.

Posted by patata at October 11, 2005 08:25 PM


Yes Peldi, I would be interested in the source code for this little app. Thanks! Mike Brown.

Posted by: Mike Brown at October 19, 2005 02:42 PM

Thank you sooo much. I worship people like you who can think in these terms. I'm a typical right-brained artist and can't stand anything formula based or technical.


Posted by: Hannah in labor at December 12, 2005 12:42 AM

Thanks for making this contraction timer public. There were a ton of downloads available, but I can't download from work.


Beautiful baby!

Posted by: Waiting... at March 20, 2006 08:23 AM

I would be interested in this! Makes things a lot easier at a time that is not so easy!;-)

Posted by: KC at July 28, 2006 08:43 AM

yay! thank you for posting this. I will DEFINITELY be using this...
actually, I'm using it now. :P

Posted by: Tang at September 12, 2006 09:58 AM

I would like to make this a desk top Icon can I do that ?

Posted by: Beaundra at November 30, 2006 02:09 PM

This is so great!! Thank you! There are others out there that don't even compare--way too confusing, but this contraction timer is excellent and easy to use (clearly nice when you are in Labor!!!)

Posted by: mommyb at April 6, 2007 05:51 PM