Are you pregnant? If yes, as a pregnant you may have one question in your mind that at what point in my pregnancy do I start count the kicks of my baby? As a mom-to-be you can start your Baby Kick Count during your 3rd trimester of pregnancy or at 28 weeks. And if you have a high-risk pregnancy, your doctor may recommend that you begin counting the kicks at your 24-26 weeks.
During pregnancy, just to know their baby is growing and developing, most of the mothers-to-be eagerly await that first reassuring flutter. Sometime moms will begin to feel baby’s movement between 18-25 weeks. And for first time mom it may occur closer to 25 weeks and for 2nd and 3rd time moms, it may occur closer to 18 weeks.
But don’t be panic if you are not sure what you are feeling actually. For a couple of weeks it may be difficult to distinguish between gas and the real thing. Bur very soon, you will notice a pattern of baby’s movements and kicks. And you may also able to learn your baby’s sleeping and waking cycles when he/she is most active.
Counting Your Baby’s Movements
ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) suggest you that how long it takes you to feel 10 kicks, swishes, flutters or rolls. Generally, you want to feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours. And you may likely feel 10 movements in less time than that.
You can start a notebook or you may also use various charts to list your baby’s kick. You can record the time by feeling the first fetal movement. You should place a check mark for each movement you feel until you reach 10 and then record the time of the tenth movement.
Baby Kick Counts: Instructions on counting your baby’s movements
During your pregnancy, when you start your 3rd trimester, it is time to start counting your baby’s kick. Here we discussed how you can do it:
At first you should pay attention to how your baby is moving. Most babies move at least 10 times within 2 hours.
You also should count your baby’s movements once a day, at the same time each day, by following these steps that are given below –
Lie on your left side and focus on your baby’s movements like – kicks, rolls and flutters.
You may use the chart below to record the number of minutes it takes to feel your baby move ten (10) times.
You may stop counting after your baby has moved 10 times
Each day at the same time you may do this once a day, keep in mind that babies’ activity levels are usually higher in the evening after dinner. And if you notice that your baby does not move at least 10 times in 2 hours or if there is a sudden decrease in movement, you should call your doctor.