Monitoring Baby's Movement

Once you've started feeling kicks and other movements regularly, contact your doctor right away if you notice a decrease in Baby's movement.

Once you're in the third trimester, your doctor may recommend doing "kick counts," or spending some time each day counting kicks, jabs, position changes, etc. To do this, choose a time of day when Baby is normally active, and perform the activity at the same time each day. Sit quietly or lay on your side and take not of Baby's movement. Time how long it takes you to feel ten distinct movements. If you don't feel ten movements in two hours, stop counting and call your midwife or doctor.

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    09/09/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I did kick counts with most of mine. My doctor even had a chart to use to check off movements, if I remember correctly.
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      09/09/14
      Ever Lopez
      I did it with both of my boys and now doing it with my baby and when I didn't feel my babies moved I just grabbed a cup of ice and add O.J and wait 3 mins. And they will move faster than light.. lol..
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        09/09/14
        Elise was so tiny and barely moved. when the doctor told me she had to move 10 times in an hour she moved maybe like 2 or 3 times. She would make me go to the office to check her. She was just always lazy I guess, even thought she barely moved she was a healthy 4 lbs baby lol
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