• In the Spotlight:
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

2 Bumps


how do you count them?

Answer Question

Asked by nofi1389 at 3:46 PM on Apr. 28, 2011 in Pregnancy

Level 11 (540 Credits)
Answers (4)
  • thats something new i dont really think kicking counts

    Answer by Marie111348 at 5:14 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • lay down on ur left side look at the time and any movements rolls kicks punches not hiccups count as one each time u feel it and if its 10 times within three hours thats good

    Answer by mckeemama at 5:25 PM on Apr. 28, 2011

  • Agree with Mckeemama...my son didnt move all day one time...I went to the doctor and he told me after listening to the heartbeat and getting an ultrasound...that he was okay...but the way she said do it is what he told me!!

    Answer by mrs.keen at 12:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • The kick count pamphlet says: Count the time it take for your baby to make 10 movements which include kicks, turns, twists, swishes, rolls and jabs. Your baby should move 10 time in less than 2 hrs.

    -Select a time of day when your baby is usually active.
    -get in a comfortable sitting or lying position
    -jot down the time of the babys first kick (movement) and the time of the 10th kick
    -Since healthy babies have sleep cycles, your baby may not kick or kick less than usual or have less than 10 kicks in 2 hrs if so wake up the baby by drinking fluid or by walking for 5 min repeat the kick count
    -CONTACT YOUR PROVIDER if your baby still has less than 10 kicks in 2 rhs or if there is decrease or significant change in fetal movement.
    -DO NOT wait 24 hours

    Answer by ChristyW3 at 12:57 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Pregnancy
Stretch marks