hey girls im just a little confused on counting kicks and my app isnt until next week... i know different countries have different guidelines and as im in ireland it might not be the same but hopefully someone can clear it up
should i be feeling 10 kicks/movement in 2 hours or 10 kicks/movement in 24 hours!?!?
i definitely feel 10 in 24 hours but very rarely 10 in 2 hours! i have a lazy little man and an anterior placenta so just a little confused!
My Dr says 10 kicks in a two hour period, if not, give Dr a call. But, I know my baby's schedule, sometimes I don't get 10 in two hours, especially if he is sleeping/quiet. I don't really follow that guideline honestly, cuz some babies are just quiet in general. As long as you feel movements that are regular for you, then I wouldn't worry at all.
I'm in the US so it may be a bit different, but I have a brochure from my OB with scheduled kick count times and I'm supposed to feel 10 in 2 hours. To be honest, with how much he moves what seems like 24/7, I don't do it as often as I should.
There's no universal method for kick counting - even in the same country, different midwives/doctors tell people different things.
That said, the real point of any kick counting method is just becoming aware of your baby's activity patterns so that you'll notice if there's a reduction in movement. I don't think it really matters whether you do that by timing how long it takes your LO to get to 10 kicks or whether you just note which times of day LO is normally active and then watch for changes during those times, but if you want a specific method then you should probably talk to your own midwife/doctor and see what they suggest
I've seen a couple of threads on this topic and it doesn't seem like there is one set guideline...my midwife hasn't even mentioned a specific amount of kicks to me but said that I need to take note of baby's 'busy' periods and routine and to contact her if I see significant changes from what is normal for the baby. x
The methods that get you to feel 10 in 2 hours don't expect you to have ten kicks in every single two hour period.
You are usually instructed to count once a day at a time when the baby is usually at their most active.
If I did a kick count at 9pm I'd get ten in about twenty minutes.
If I did it at 10am I might well struggle to get ten in two hours.
Different babies are active at different times of day so it's all about what's normal for you.
If you aren't feeling 10 during the whole day then it is definitely necessary to call the hospital.
MOST (not all babies) have a timeline, that they will be more active than others. Mine ususally right in the morning and or before i got to bed. So theses are when I will count my kicks. My doctor also said 10 kicks in a 2 hour period. When your out doing stuff during the day chances are you'll lull them to sleep, or u wont feel the movements anyways.
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