Getting Started

Think you might be going into labor? Keep track of your contractions with our easy to use contraction counter. Click the "start timing" button or press your return key when your contraction begins, and then hit it again when your contraction ends -- we'll take care of the rest. Why use our contraction calculator? Just print out the data before you head to the hospital, and you can hand your doctor a clear and easy to follow log with both the length and frequency of your contractions. This will help your ob figure out where you are in the delivery process, and when you can expect full-on labor to start. And it's way easier than using the old stopwatch, paper, and pencil technique. Scroll down for more info about labor and delivery, including signs that you're going into labor, what to pack in your hospital bag (and what to leave behind), and whether or not you really need a birth plan. We also have tons more useful pregnancy tools, like an interactive week-by-week pregnancy checklist, a super-cute Chinese gender predictor, and a growth tracker that will show you how big your growing baby is every week right up until delivery.

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Think you might be going into labor? Keep track of your contractions with our easy-to-use Contraction Counter. Click the "start timing" button or press your return key when your contraction begins and again when your contraction ends — we'll take care of the rest.

Total Labor Time

Start Timer Stop Timer Length of Contraction Frequency of Contraction
 
 
 

labor and delivery info

Q: What are signs that I'm going into labor?
A:

You've been anticipating this moment for the last nine months; no wonder you're worried about missing the early signs. So how to be sure it's time to grab the overnight bag and head to the hospital? Look for these signs of imminent labor...


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Q: What should I really pack my hospital bag? I've seen tons of lists, but they are all so long -- I doubt I'll need half that stuff.
A:

Forget all those other (excessive) checklists -- this is the only one you'll need, we promise. Have your bags (one for you, one for baby)...


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Q: Do I need to bring a birth plan to the hospital? What should be in it?
A:

While much of what happens during delivery is way beyond your (or anyone's!) control, creating a birth plan will at least make your wishes clear. Definitely talk the plan over with your doc...


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tools

Pregnancy Checklist

Pregnancy Checklist

Ready for baby? Count down to delivery with this week-by-week to do list.
Gender Predictor

Gender Predictor

Is it a boy or a girl? See if this ancient Chinese gender chart works for you.
Growth Tracker

Growth Tracker

How big is baby now? From poppyseed to papaya, watch your fetus grow!