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What's the purpose of "counting kicks" during late pregnancy?

I read about it on another post and have never heard about it before. (This is my first baby, and I'm still learning...).

 
GoodyBrook

Asked by GoodyBrook at 11:56 AM on Nov. 22, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (7)
  • because decreased fetal movement can mean the baby is in trouble
    peanutsmommy1

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 11:57 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • to make sure the baby is healthly and active i think
    mlmsm928

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 11:57 AM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • How many kicks should be "counted" in an hour long period? And when to start keeping track?
    GoodyBrook

    Comment by GoodyBrook (original poster) at 12:00 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • they should give you a chart to keep track
    TiffanieAnn

    Answer by TiffanieAnn at 12:03 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • Thanks! I'll ask about it at my next appointment.
    GoodyBrook

    Comment by GoodyBrook (original poster) at 12:05 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • THERE COULD BE A LOT OF THINGS WRONG I KNEW A GIRL SHE DIDN'T FEEL HER BABY MOVE IN A WHILE WENT TO THE DR, THERE WAS NO HEART BEAT THEN GOT TO THE HOSPITAL AND HAD TO DELIVER A STILL BORN FULL TERM BABY DUE TO THE UMBILICAL CORD BEING CAUGHT AROUND THE INFANTS NECK, OR THE PLACENTA CAN WEAR OUT AND NOT WORK RIGHT OR AT ALL.
    britt_howard

    Answer by britt_howard at 1:57 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • because if the baby doesnt move 10times in a hour something could be wrong with her but the baby sleeps like 30 to 40 mins so do it at night when you are about to go to bed that the best time to do it...
    twimommy

    Answer by twimommy at 5:04 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

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