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How do you do kick counts? When should you start monitoring and why?

 
xxhazeldovexx

Asked by xxhazeldovexx at 10:13 PM on Nov. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Movements generally increase in strength and frequency through pregnancy, particularly at night, when you are trying to sleep. At the end of pregnancy (36 weeks and beyond), there is normally a slow change in movements, with fewer jabs and more rolling and stretching movements. A healthy baby should have 10 movements in less than 2 hours. Most babies will take less than 30 minutes. They say if you havent felt 10 kicks in 1 hour you should contact your doctor. First try and consume something sweet. You should start your daily "kick counting" at 24 -26 weeks.

    kiansmom0423

    Answer by kiansmom0423 at 10:15 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • you start at about 28 weeks... Count 10 kicks in 1 hour if you don't feel 10... drink some juice, change the way you were laying to see if baby starts up more. They have you do it so you know that baby is alive and moving and just for you to know your baby is okay in there. if you have anymore questions about.... there is a a lot of help if you look up on google.
    K-RydesMommy

    Answer by K-RydesMommy at 11:06 PM on Nov. 16, 2010

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