by The Positive Birth Company
Meet Freya, your virtual birth partner from The Positive Birth Company! Freya will coach you through every single surge with a simple breathing technique and visualisation. She will help you relax between surges with a mix of guided relaxations, positive affirmations, gentle music and calming visualisations. Freya makes it easy for you to keep track of your surges and you can visit the log at any point to see how frequently your surges are coming and how long they are lasting. Freya will also let you know when your labour is established and when it might be a good time to contact your midwife. You will never birth alone with Freya by your side.
In hypnobirthing we refer to contractions as surges partly because it sounds nicer but also because ‘surge’ more accurately describes the sensation you’ll experience when in labour. Freya is the ONLY hypnobirthing-friendly contraction timer on the app store, designed specifically with hypnobirthing mums in mind - using appropriate terminology - but can be used by all.
You can also use Freya in pregnancy to help you relax and prepare for your birth. In fact the more you listen to the guided relaxations and positive affirmations, the more familiar they will become and the more effective the audio will be at helping you relax when it comes to birth. Positive affirmations have been proven to change the way your mind works and listening regularly will help you feel less anxious and more confident in the lead up to birth. And the more relaxed you are during birth, the more oxytocin you will produce which helps your uterus to work efficiently, making labour faster and more comfortable.
You can also use Freya post-birth any time you feel you could benefit from taking some deep breaths or need some help finding your zen. Parenting can be hard but you’ve got Freya; she’s your friend for life! In fact everything you learn through using Freya - mindfulness exercises, breathing techniques, the benefits of taking time out - are skills for life.
If you have any questions or spot any pesky bugs lurking about the place (!) please do let us know at [email protected]
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
A timer to record your surges (also known as a contraction timer)
Coaching audio to keep your mind focused on breathing through each surge
A gentle expanding visualisation which you can use to breathe in sync with
A detailed log of your surges over time, so you can track your progress through labour
Ability to easily share the log with your birth partner, midwife or doula
Guided relaxations, positive affirmations and soothing visuals to help keep you calm and relaxed, making birth easier, quicker and more straightforward (can also be used in pregnancy and postnatally)
Option to share your birth story with a personalised birth announcement
Coaching created by renowned hypnobirthing expert Siobhan Miller, founder of The Positive Birth Company
Download the ONLY hypnobirthing-friendly contraction timer on the app store and prepare to meet your baby in the best possible way, feeling calm and confident, relaxed and happy!
What's new in version 2.0
Guess what? Freya’s had a glow up! We’ve kicked it up a notch, from entry-level to expert, Freya 2.0 is everything you’ve been dreaming of... You can now skip, reorder and even remove tracks from the guided relaxation playlist, so you listen to what you want, when you want. What’s more if things begin to feel a little repetitive you can now listen to your own playlist on a third party app (such a Spotify) whilst still using the Freya app to keep track of your surges and coach you through each one. Talking of surges, if breathing out for a full 8 seconds leaves you gasping for air like a guppy fish, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now switch between the 4-8 breathing pattern and the more manageable 3-6. You can also turn off the counting altogether if you prefer. We’ve also improved our navigation, enabling you to send us feedback more easily, as well as sign up to our newsletter without leaving the app. The latter is sent out weekly and is jam-packed with great stuff - sure, we’re probably a little biased but we think it’ll be the best thing in your inbox. What ya waiting for? Freya 2.0’s on fire!
About Freya • Surge Timer
Freya • Surge Timer is an application developed by The Positive Birth Company and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 11.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 11 Pro, X, Xs, SE, iPhone 8, 7, 6, iPad Pro and iPad Mini.
Click the button or scan the QR code below to download Freya • Surge Timer for iOS. Check out our downloads section to download Freya • Surge Timer for android and other platforms.
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The app is $2.99 and offers no in-app purchases.