Reminder: Liz’s due date is July 10th. Please forgive my one-track mind.

Wanting to track labor (or false labor) contractions, I made an Excel spreadsheet. The first two columns record the time a contraction starts and the time it ends, the third and fourth columns (duration and frequency) calculate automatically.

I thought this was fine until Liz discovered

All you have to do is hit the spacebar when a contraction begins or ends and ContractionMaster will mark the times and calculate the contraction duration and frequency.

My only complaint is that it has no method of output. What if I wanted to take the history it records to the Certified Nurse Midwife? I can’t export the data it records to a file, I can’t copy-and-paste the history from the site to a text file or Excel, and I can’t print without taking a screen capture.

Anyone know of a better option?

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  1. I was able to copy and paste the results into a Word document and also into an email. I have a Windows XP computer, if that is significant.

  2. Thanks for all you do! Though I’ve been a subscriber for a short while, I look forward to the daily emails to keep up with what’s out there.

  3. Ha! We used the old paper and pencil method and it became a sweet reminder in the baby book (also writing, along with deep breathing by my husband helped him maintain a relatively calm attitude)

    Best wishes to you both!

  4. Hooray for you two using a CNM! Excellent choice 🙂

    I had some Palm Pilot thing at the time so I could tap the screen when one began and tap when it ended. But that was old skool 2004.

  5. The data pasted into Excel just fine as well. Thanks though — I’ll forward to some local mom’s groups!