Kick countsKKick countsKick countsEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the importance of counting a baby's movements during pregnancy.</p><p>By the sixth month of pregnancy, you will be very aware of your baby's movements, and there may be patterns of vigorous activity followed by quiet times. Around this time, you should start monitoring your baby's kick counts, which is how often your baby kicks, swishes, rolls, and jabs in a given amount of time. </p> <p>Kick counts are recommended for high risk pregnancies but all pregnant women may benefit from counting their baby's movements. Kick counts are done every day, starting in the 28th week or sixth month of pregnancy. Being attentive to your baby's movements will help you notice any significant changes, identify potential problems, and prevent stillbirth. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Kick counts are done every day and at the same time each day, starting in the 28 th week or sixth month of pregnancy.</li> <li>Ideally, you should feel at least 10 movements in two hours.</li> <li>Call your health-care provider if you are concerned about the number of kicks you feel.</li></ul>
Nombre de coups de piedNNombre de coups de piedKick countsFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page décrit l’importance que revêt le décompte des coups de pied du bébé pendant la grossesse.</p><p>Dès le sixième mois, vous percevrez clairement les mouvements de votre bébé, de même que des épisodes d’activité vigoureuse suivis de moments de repos. C’est vers cette période que vous commencerez à surveiller les mouvements de votre bébé, ce qui revient à compter le nombre de coups de pied, de bruissements, de culbutes et de petits coups qu’il effectue dans un délai déterminé. </p> <p>Le décompte des coups de pied est recommandé pour les grossesses à haut risque, mais on encourage toutes les femmes enceintes à compter les mouvements de leur bébé. Le décompte des coups s’effectue tous les jours, dès la 28<sup>è</sup> semaine ou le sixième mois de grossesse. Cette attention portée aux mouvements de votre bébé vous permettra de remarquer tout changement marquant et de cerner des problèmes, sans compter qu’elle conjure la mortinaissance. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Le décompte du nombre de coups de pied est fait chaque jour au même moment de la journée, commençant à la 28e semaine ou au sixième mois de grossesse.</li> <li>Idéalement, vous devriez ressentir au moins dix mouvements en deux heures.</li> <li>Consultez votre fournisseur de soins de santé si vous éprouvez des inquiétudes face au nombre de coups de pied que vous ressentez. </li></ul>

 

 

Kick counts340.000000000000Kick countsKick countsKEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyNANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>This page describes the importance of counting a baby's movements during pregnancy.</p><p>By the sixth month of pregnancy, you will be very aware of your baby's movements, and there may be patterns of vigorous activity followed by quiet times. Around this time, you should start monitoring your baby's kick counts, which is how often your baby kicks, swishes, rolls, and jabs in a given amount of time. </p> <p>Kick counts are recommended for high risk pregnancies but all pregnant women may benefit from counting their baby's movements. Kick counts are done every day, starting in the 28th week or sixth month of pregnancy. Being attentive to your baby's movements will help you notice any significant changes, identify potential problems, and prevent stillbirth. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Kick counts are done every day and at the same time each day, starting in the 28 th week or sixth month of pregnancy.</li> <li>Ideally, you should feel at least 10 movements in two hours.</li> <li>Call your health-care provider if you are concerned about the number of kicks you feel.</li></ul><h2>When to do kick counts</h2> <p>Choose the same time each day to do kick counts. This should be a time of the day when your baby is very active. You may find that your baby is more active: </p> <ul> <li>after you have exercised </li> <li>after you have eaten </li> <li>after you have drank something cold </li> <li> sometimes, between the hours of 9 pm and 1 pm , when your blood sugar is decreasing </li></ul> <h2>How to do kick counts</h2> <p>Begin by finding a comfortable position, perhaps sitting with a good back rest, or lying on your side. Lying on your left side allows for good circulation, which could lead to your baby becoming more active. </p> <p>Record your start time in a notebook. Make a checkmark or "X" for each time your baby kicks, swishes, rolls, or jabs. After recording 10 such movements, write down the time again. Ideally, you should feel at least 10 movements in two hours. Most likely, you will feel 10 movements in a shorter time period. Alternately, you should feel at least three movements in a half hour period. Look out for any significant changes in your baby's movement pattern over a few days. Continue to record kick counts daily for the rest of your pregnancy. </p> <h2>When to call your health-care provider</h2> <p>If you do not feel 10 movements within a two-hour time period, or three movements in a half hour period, wait a few hours and try again. If you still do not feel 10 movements in two hours or three movements in a half hour period, call your health-care provider.</p> <p>Also, if you notice a significant change from your baby's kick count pattern over three to four days, call your health-care provider. An example of a significant change is as follows: </p> <ul> <li>Monday 10:00 am XXXXXXXXXX 10:45 am, total 45 minutes </li> <li>Tuesday 10:00 am XXXXXXXXXX 11:00 am, total 1 hour </li> <li>Wednesday 10:00 am XXXXXXXXXX 11:10 am, total 1 hour 10 minutes </li> <li>Thursday 10:00 am XXXXXXXXXX 12:30 pm, total 2 hours 30 minutes </li></ul> <p>You know your body best. If you feel something is wrong, call your health-care provider.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/kick_counts_pregnancy.jpgKick counts

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