If your healthcare provider has determined your pregnancy to be high-risk, start kick counting at 24 weeks. Otherwise, begin at 28 weeks. Do kick counting about the same time each day during the time period when your baby is usually active. Get in a comfortable sitting or lying position. Relax and dedicate this time to feel your baby's precious … [Read more...] about Kick Counting: How should I Count the Kicks?
Kick counting is much more than just knowing that your baby moves. Kick counting can be a bonding time for both you and your partner, as together you can proactively protect your baby. It is best to systematically record daily kick counting to learn about your baby’s baseline movement rather than rely on memory recall. Your familiarity with your baby’s movements helps identify … [Read more...] about Kick Counting: Optimizing the Chance of Delivering a Healthy Baby
Kick counting is the daily systematic recording of a mom’s perception of her baby’s movement during the third trimester and is a reliable, simple and effective way to monitor a baby’s well-being. Kick counting can document changes in the fetal movement pattern and can help moms-to-be notify their healthcare provider of potential problems. Fetal movement is an … [Read more...] about What Kick Counting Can Tell You about the Health of Your Baby