By Cliff Maier
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A simple application to allow pregnant women to count the number of fetal kicks, swooshes, and other movements in a one hour period, an often recommended procedure.
Simply load the application and tap the "foot" when you feel the first movement. The countdown timer will tell you when the hour is up. If you exit the program while the timer is running, the program's icon will tell you how many kicks you've felt, and the countdown will resume (taking into account the duration it was not running).
A running log tells you the date and time you started each countdown, and the number of kicks you felt.
You can email the log to whomever you wish using your device's email application.
This software should not be used or relied upon in any way for medical purposes, and should be used only under the supervision of a physician or medical practitioner. It should not be used as a substitute for prenatal care by an appropriate medical practitioner, and you should seek the guidance of such a practitioner in connection with your pregnancy.
What's New in Version 1.2
Some physicians require logging the amount of time required for ten kicks. This version does so, and adds it to the display and email logs.
I love this application. I wanted to keep track of kicks in an hour (which it does with a timer) AND keep track of her daily movements. The timer can be stopped, which allows me to record single kicks or just a few minutes of activity... whatever I want. The running log is very helpful for those busy days when I'm not paying a lot of attention and am not sure when I felt her last. Emailing the log is a feature I wanted as well and this one has it! I'm a bit of a geek and want to graph her activity so that I can easily monitor if there's a decrease and watch her activity patterns (since that will probably be her sleep/active schedule after birth). The only way I could like this application more is if it did the graph for me! Otherwise, it's fantastic.
I love this app, it's exactly what I was looking for, a way to time and track my baby's kicks. It's very easy and fun to use.
I see you only review E.A. Productions software and competitor software. EA software always gets 5-stars, and you always accuse the competitors of ripping you off. Clearly you are the author of Pregnancy Kick Counter - you even have the same name. How lame. The other app (your app) cost $5 until my app came along - and all that other one does apparently is count down the time and count up the kicks, and display a single number. Here are the things this application does that the competition does not: 1) it displays a running log of previous kick counts, so that you can compare to previous days' results. Even the other application's description states that the value of kick counts comes partially from comparing to other days. The other app is merely a counter and a timer, and nothing else. 2) you can stop the timer at any time by tapping the "x" button. You can delete log entries. 3) you can leave the program and come back - whenever you leave, the home screen on the iPhone will display the current kick count. 4) you can email the log to whomever you'd like. For example, you can mail it to yourself, print it out and take it to your doctor. Or you can mail it directly to your doctor, your husband, or whomever. 5) this application keeps track in the log (and displays) the amount of time it took to reach ten kicks. Some medical practitioners ask you to keep track of how long it took to reach ten kicks instead of keeping track of how many kicks occur in an hour. This information will appear in the log and will appear in any email you send from the application.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 23, 2008
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 0.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Cliff Maier
- © 2008 Cliff Maier
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.