Pregnant or know someone who is? You’re at the right place to learn how to Count the Kicks!
Counting kicks is easy to do. It's important too! It’s a great way to bond with your baby.
Most importantly, it could save your baby’s life.
There is no magic number of movements a mother should feel. The most important thing is to monitor YOUR baby's movements every day so you will know what is normal for YOUR baby.
If you only remember two things, they are:
#1 - Babies do not run out of room to move. They will run out of room for somersaults but they should be moving all the way up to and during labor.
#2 - Call right away if you notice a change in your baby's movement pattern. Even if you have an appointment scheduled for the next day, do not wait.
When you start your 3rd trimester, it's time to start counting.
Here’s how you do it: