Starting at the third trimester, begin counting! Counting kicks is a great way to monitor your baby’s well-being in addition to prenatal visits.
Recording your baby’s movements is important and can help prevent stillbirth.
Knowing the average amount of time it takes your baby to get to 10 movements is key. Notify your doctor immediately if there is a change in what’s “normal” for your baby.
Counting kicks is also a great way to bond with your baby during pregnancy. A change in movement, whether a decrease or rapid increase, is sometimes the earliest or only indication that your baby should be checked by a doctor.
Pay attention to the strength of your baby’s movements and notify your doctor if your baby’s movements become weaker.
Time. Count. Pattern. If you notice any significant changes, call your doctor.
This information is for education purposes only and is not for diagnosis or treatment. Use of this information should be in accordance with your health care provider.