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How do I do kick counts?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: At night

You need to be in bed, ready for sleep.
You should have no other distractions whatsoever. You should start doing kick counts after 30 weeks. Take fifteen minutes and count the number of times you are aware of any type of baby movement. After doing this for several weeks you will have an idea of what is normal for your baby. If the number of kicks is less than what you expect, call your doctor.

In brief: At night

You need to be in bed, ready for sleep.
You should have no other distractions whatsoever. You should start doing kick counts after 30 weeks. Take fifteen minutes and count the number of times you are aware of any type of baby movement. After doing this for several weeks you will have an idea of what is normal for your baby. If the number of kicks is less than what you expect, call your doctor.
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Dr. Stacie Macdonald
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 10 movements in< 2hr

After 28 weeks, movements are counted and reassuring if there are 10 in 2 hours or less.
If there are not, then you should notify your doctor right away. See my website library for more detail and a chart that can be used. http://www.womenshealthfremont.com/health-library-pregnancy-womens-health-specialists-bay-area.htm.

In brief: 10 movements in< 2hr

After 28 weeks, movements are counted and reassuring if there are 10 in 2 hours or less.
If there are not, then you should notify your doctor right away. See my website library for more detail and a chart that can be used. http://www.womenshealthfremont.com/health-library-pregnancy-womens-health-specialists-bay-area.htm.
Dr. Stacie Macdonald
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