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how can you tell if your baby is in distress

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:19 PM on Aug. 27, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • how far along are you? are you doing kick counts??
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 5:21 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • You can tell by heart rate.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:22 PM on Aug. 27, 2010



  • You might want to start a notebook of your own or use the various charts below. In a notebook, record the time you feel the first movement, place a check mark for each movement you feel until you reach 10, then record the time of the tenth movement. This will help you observe patterns and discover how long it normally takes for your baby to move 10 times. Keep in mind that you are looking for significant deviations from the pattern. It can become easy to expect an exact amount of time every time you do your kick counts; however, there can be a wide range of time differences. So remember to look for significant deviations from the pattern over the course of a few days.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 5:22 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Counting your baby’s movements

    There are numerous ways to count your baby’s movements and numerous opinions on how many movements you are looking for within a certain amount of time. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that you time how long it takes you to feel 10 kicks, flutters, swishes, or rolls. Ideally, you want to feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours. You will likely feel 10 movements in much less time.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 5:23 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

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