Monitoring My Third Trimester With Bloomlife Pregnancy Tracker

Thank you to Bloomlife for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions remain my own. 

With my first two pregnancies I can always remember the doctor asking me towards the end, during my weekly visits, if I was feeling any contractions yet. That was a confusing question for me to answer, because I didn't really know if I knew what a contraction felt like. Forget about Braxton Hicks contractions, because to be honest, I'm not sure if I've ever had one of those.

Let's rewind for a minute. I never got around to sharing my birth stories for A and little nugget, but once baby boy #3 is here I hope to share all of them at some point. Here's a little back story about each of them. With my first pregnancy I was originally due 9/23. That date came and went. We hit October and A was still not here. You can image all the constant texts and calls I got, asking is he here yet, and comments like, when's that baby coming. I know everyone means well, but it can be very frustrating to deal with. I was set to be induced on 10/3 but was terrified because I always heard such horror stories. Sure enough, the morning of 10/2 I felt something weird going on and had to constantly go to the bathroom. My back hurt me more than anything and I finally realized I was in labor. I had a lot of back contractions, and now looking back at that day, I know we were not timing them right. Little man decided to come super fast and by the time I got to the hospital I was 8cm dilated and he was there within three hours.

Let's skip to little nugget and a very similar situation. I was past my due date again, hopefully this won't be a pattern, and set to be induced with him on 8/13. I went to my Doctor at 6pm that night for a regular checkup and was only 2cm dilated with no real signs of anything going on. Well it turns out baby boy had other plans and by 8pm I was having full blown contractions. And they were fast. So fast that we weren't timing them right again because it was just one after another. We made our way to the hospital around 9pm and I was dilated even more so then with A. All of the nurses were telling me not to move too quickly because if my water broke with being that far along, I wouldn't have been able to get an epidural. Luckily I was able to get one but it didn't even really have time to kick in. He was born before midnight on 8/12.

It's important to remember that each pregnancy is unique and different in their own way which is why I love that I have Bloomlife to use this time around. We clearly didn't have our act together with timing contractions before. Now with having two little guys in the house that add enough distractions, having a pregnancy tracker like this is so helpful. Bloomlife has the world's first clinically validated wearable contraction monitor and I love how it provides me with easy to interrupt and personalized information about my body.

How It Works: 

There are three parts to the Bloomlife tracker: app, sensor, and reusable patch. 

It also comes with a charger that has a pretty long battery life. You snap the sensor onto the reusable patches that can be worn multiple times, usually for a week until they start to get tacky or lose their stick. 

You download the app that's available in the app store, but of course it won't provide any information without you wearing the sensor.

Bloomlife is 100% passive and does not send any energy into the body (unlike ultrasound or doppler). It  has passed both FCC and CE certification well below standards and proven safe for continuous use.

Bloomlife is completely non-invasive and measures uterine activity with electrophysiology (the same technology used when doctors measure your heart rhythm with EKG).

Common Questions:

How often should I wear Bloomlife? I typically wear it for an hour each night when I can sit down and relax, but you can wear it as often as you like.

Will Bloomlife work with twins? Yes, Bloomlife works just as well with multiples as it does for a single pregnancy.

Do I need to pay for more patches? No, if you run low on your patches more will be shipped to you for the length of your rental.

How do I get Bloomlife? It's available through the Bloomlife website ( You can request an immediate ship date or reserve a specific one for later on in your pregnancy.

How much does it cost? Bloomlife is a $20 per week rental but for my community you can use code BeautifullyCandid10 for 10% off weekly rentals

I really like how Bloomlife has provided me with more peace of mind and will allow me to make a confident decision in knowing the information at hand. I also like how this has become a family thing for us and how it allows my husband to be involved and know the changes that are going on with my body. The boys also think it's fun to see the information and will ask, is the baby ready yet? I just keep telling them, soon enough my little loves.

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