How many kicks per hour is considered normal?

When should you contact the doctor if it's anything less ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:23 PM on Nov. 10, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • 10 is a good number,

    LexsiesMommy

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 1:26 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • it should be at least 10
    workenmom

    Answer by workenmom at 1:26 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • Is it bad if some days it's only 8?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • its 10 and no thats fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • Its not bad if its 8 ,..;o)

    depending on how far along you are, babies wont move as much during the 3rd trimester, but they do move...you must count everything. the punches the kicks and the tumbles,

    if your baby isnt moving at all or its less than 4-5 in a day....then give him a call ;o)
    LexsiesMommy

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 1:31 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • I was told it should be 5 kicks within an hour and 10 kicks within 2hrs. If you don't get that then you should call your doctor because he/she might not be happy in his/her surroundings and you might require a stress test.
    usmc0351wife

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 1:31 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • Thanks ladies, for all your answers,it has given me comfort all is on track with the pregnancy.
    First time mom,bit paranoid..lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:35 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • My midwife told me only to do kick counts during the baby's "busy time" which should be around the same time every day. If it's less than 10 movements in two hours, it's time to call your care provider. If it's less than that during your baby's non-busy time, it's no big deal. Babies sleep 90%-95% of the time when they are in the womb, some just don't toss and turn as much.
    lillys_mommy09

    Answer by lillys_mommy09 at 1:38 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • Are you laying down or relaxing when you're counting? It sounds like you're ok to me, though it's perfectly understandable to get nervous about the count, I know I did all the time! Apple juice is a great way to kick start your little one. Have a glass if you're worried about him or her not wiggling enough. :)
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 2:39 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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  • Are you laying down or relaxing when you're counting? It sounds like you're ok to me, though it's perfectly understandable to get nervous about the count, I know I did all the time! Apple juice is a great way to kick start your little one. Have a glass if you're worried about him or her not wiggling enough. :)

    ** Thanks for the tip it worked great,the kicks increased i have been laying down allot more than normal and feel this impacted the changes since i have not been as active.
    I did also call the doctor but you ladies gave me quicker and more clear answers,he was like as long as you feel anything your good,i felt there has to more to that,to know if things are ok otherwise,get in and be checked for the babies health.
    Once again thanks everyone!**
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Nov. 10, 2008

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