You may be asked to keep track of your baby's movements. This is called doing a fetal movement count. Tracking your baby's movements each day gives you a special time to pay attention to her as well as check on her well-being.
A total of 10 or more distinct movements in two hours suggests your baby is doing well. If your baby is moving less than usual, this may be a sign that she is under some stress or that a problem may be developing. If you haven't felt your baby move in a while, eat some food anddrink some water. Lie down and you should feel movement. If you do not feel movement after one hour of resting, call your health care provider or birth center.
Baby's activity record worksheet (fetal movement counts) can help you record your baby's movements.
Once a day, record your baby's activity.
Call your health care provider if:
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