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Hourly Quickening (Overview)

Hourly quickening refers to looking for approximately 4-5 kicks over about an hour, usually counted after a meal. Quickening is when a pregnant woman first notices baby movements or baby kicks. A woman's doctor can tell her how many kicks per hour or per day she should feel from the baby (and when to call the doctor), at each stage of the latter half of her pregnancy.


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Is morphine used to quicken death?

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Hourly Quickening (Overview)

Hourly quickening refers to looking for approximately 4-5 kicks over about an hour, usually counted after a meal. Quickening is when a pregnant woman first notices baby movements or baby kicks. A woman's doctor can tell her how many kicks per hour or per day she should feel from the baby (and when to call the doctor), at each stage of the latter half of her pregnancy.


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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

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Schedule baby's well exam and vaccinations for age two months
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What does quickening feel like? When does it happen?

Might feel like a: flutter. First detection of fetal movement ranges from 13 to 25 weeks. It may not be felt until 18 to 20 weeks in some first time mothers but might be felt as early as 13 to 16 weeks in some. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding Your Child (Checklist)

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Quickening (Definition)

Daily quickening refers to looking for approximately 10-12 kicks over about 10-12 hours. Quickening is when a pregnant woman first notices baby movements or baby kicks. First movements are felt during the second trimester, with first-time pregnant women feeling quickening later in the trimester, and the experienced women being able to feel quickening early in the trimester. A woman's doctor can tell her how many kicks per hour or per day she should feel from the baby (and when to call the doctor), at each stage of the latter ...Read more


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Feeling Your Baby Kick (Definition)

It is normal to feel the baby kick as early as 14 weeks, but often the first notice of movement will be at 18 - 20, or sometimes not until 25 weeks. You should expect to feel your baby move every ...Read more