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How To Do Kick Counts: Tracking Fetal Movement Helps Parents Bond, Notice If Baby is In Distress

  • NBC Today
  • New York, NY
  • (July 26, 2022)

Joanne Stone, MD, MS, explains why it is important for expectant parents to understand their fetus’ pattern of movement in utero instead of how much it kicks. She said, “There’s a little bit of a myth that movements tend to decrease toward the end. They don’t really decrease in number. They might not be these big kicks but they’re still rolls and turns. The fetus is so much bigger and has less room to have those big jabs. But they should still have the same number of movements as earlier in your pregnancy.”

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