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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 07:51 AM   1
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Counting kicks - 10 per day versus 10 per hour. When to worry?


This has probably been asked 100 times but here we go again

I have read that you should be feeling 10 'movements' per day, but somewhere else I read it should be 10 'movements' an hour?!

I asked my midwife and she just said that if the baby is moving 'less than normally' to call.

What is everyone sticking to and when are you calling the midwife?

As I'm really not sure of the best way to keep track of baby's movements through the day.

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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:02 AM   2
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I'm pretty such that it's 10 movements per hour and if 2 hours pass without feeling anything, drink a cold glass of water or juice or eat something, then if that doesn't help, then call. I almost called last night cause LO hardly moved, but I ate a good meal and he was back!



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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:08 AM   3
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All the books I have read and the papers the hospital gave me, you should feel at 6-10 movements in an hour period, twice a day.

I too had a quiet LO last night. But then again, I was so tired last night that I fell asleep rather quickly than I normally do. Just waiting to see what breakfast does.

Keep in mind also, babies have up and down days, like we do. To me honestly, any movement is a good movement.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:29 AM   4
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My mw said 10 a day lol .
But that was at my last appointment and im full term so i think they quieten down then.

I think you just go by your usual pattern of movements hun . xx .



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:30 AM   5
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I was told 10 in an hour. If I dont feel that then i usually drink some juice or something cold. I also have an anterior placenta so I was told I may not be able to appreciate all the movement. Now that he is head down, I think I am feeling his feet/knees alot more. (Im 27 weeks)



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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 08:39 AM   6
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It's 10 in a day. Babies sleep a lot so shouldn't be moving 10 times in an hour - if nothing else, you'd never get any sleep!



 
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I was told 10 a day as well from when you get up until you go to bed.



 
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I've read and been told repeatedly that counting the number of movements is largely irrelevant. The important thing to monitor is what is normal for YOUR baby. Some move more than others, some mums feel more than others etc.

If your baby's movements reduce from what is normal for your baby, then you should call the MW.

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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 09:52 AM   9
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I was told its 10 in a day or 10 in a 10 hour period, but Shifter is right every baby is different, my little girl never stops wriggling, but my little boy is far more laid back lol
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 09:56 AM   10
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I've read and been told repeatedly that counting the number of movements is largely irrelevant. The important thing to monitor is what is normal for YOUR baby. Some move more than others, some mums feel more than others etc.

If your baby's movements reduce from what is normal for your baby, then you should call the MW.

HTH
xx
This is what I have been led to believe to.

The first time I heard about ten movements a day was from someone else in passing conversation and I hadn't heard about ten movements per HOUR until this thread.

Mine moves about a hell of a lot but not every hour.



 
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