About BirthWatch

BirthWatch has an interesting fact about what happens during each day of a typical pregnancy. It also has tips and recommended reading to help new parents prepare for the event of a lifetime: the birth of a child.

BirthWatch application content tends towards the practical and physiological. You won't find a lot of fluff here, just sound information to help you prepare for the new addition to your family. We built this app because we believe effective parenting is one of the best ways to improve the world, and parenting begins with pregnancy and birth!

How to Use BirthWatch

BirthWatch gives you a couple ways to learn and share about your pregnancy:

The BirthWatch Team

This application was developed by Kim and Pat James, a dynamic duo husband and wife team.

Kim James is a Lamaze International and ICEA certified childbirth educator and a DONA International certified birth doula who has helped prepare hundreds of parents for childbirth. Kim is also certified by DONA International as a doula trainer and trains new doulas at Bastyr University's Simkin Center for Allied Birth Vocations.

Pat James never met a computer he didn't like and enjoys tinkering with and programming for all types of devices.

Why BirthWatch?

Pregnancy and childbirth bring new and sometimes daunting experiences to every parent's life. Our hope with BirthWatch is to help expectant families understand what is happening and how they can prepare to have the birth they want.

We also believe that society and its members benefit from expectant families getting help and support from their network of family and friends. Stronger families result in a stronger society.

Other Work

Kim and Pat created and own DoulaMatch.net, a doula referral site where you can find and compare birth and postpartum doulas. DoulaMatch.net has over 8,000 active registered doulas and features over 1,000 testimonials from past doula clients. The DoulaMatch doula availability calendar and geographic search helps families narrow their search to the doulas available for their date and who serve their area.

We build software where you are the boss! Everything is designed to be up-front, no-fluff, no tricks, scams or deceptions, and with your interests in mind. We are not out to data-mine you or otherwise track or collect any information other than what we need to provide the services of this site. With that said, we do use common analytics services and advertising, so if you want to learn more about that just check out the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy links down at the bottom of every page.


Let us know if you have a project where our unique blend of childbirth and technical expertise can help. We are passionate about using technology to improve maternal health outcomes and building strong families, the foundation of civilization.

We are also always looking for partners who want to sponsor our work in return for promotion of their goals, otherwise known as advertising.

Hit up the Contact Page to get in touch.