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Fetal Movement Count
Fetal Movement Counting is a method to check the well being of an unborn baby (fetus). The test is often called ‘kick counting’ and is done by counting the number of kicks a woman feels from the baby in the uterus in a given time period.
WHY IS THERE ANY NEED FOR FETAL MOVEMENT COUNT?
Fetal movement depicts baby’s health in the womb. Any changes in the normal pattern or number of fetal movements might mean the baby under stress.It is abnormal for a baby to stop moving with the onset of labor.
HOW TO GET READY FOR FETAL MOVEMENT COUNT?
Women must set aside a similar time every day to monitor & count the fetal movements. Mostly,after a meal is a good time to do so.The doctor may instruct on when to start the counting and the no. of times it should be done during pregnancy.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING FETAL MOVEMENT COUNT?
After the test
Call the Doctor right away if:
Other tests can be clubbed to monitor the baby’s health. The doctor may advise accordingly
As such, there are no risks to the mother or unborn baby while fetal movement counting. On the contrary, it can help to pick up on decreased fetal movement and aids preventing further problems for on the way baby.