Baby Kick Counts

Baby Kick Count

Fetal Movements

Feeling your baby move is one of the most precious things. Some mom feel their baby move as early as 16 weeks but what to do when your baby runs out of room and doesn’t seem to be moving as much? This is where kick counts come into play. 

What are Fetal Kick counts

Fetal movements also known as kick counts is a test you can do at home to make sure your baby is doing well. Starting at 28 weeks this is a good predictor that things are going according to plan.  There are a lot of different ways to count fetal movements. 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 less time than that.

How to Track

When to call us

  1. If you have followed the above recommendations and have not felt 10 kicks by the end of the second hour
  2. If there is a significant change in the way your baby has been moving over the past couple of days. 
Author
Marie Mathurin Certified Nurse Midwife

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