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Why would they want me to count the baby's kicks.. They want me to count her kicks and how long it takes to get to 10 kicks.. And if it takes like longer then a hour for her to kick 10 times then they want me to go the hospital.. Anyone else have to do this?
Some OB's have you count kicks like that starting at about 26-28 weeks when the kicks start getting real consistent. I do not think it is anything to worry about it is just so you become aware of babys movements so you will know if something seems off or irregular.
My doc had me do it too. He has all his patients count kicks. He wanted to make sure that I had a period of consistent movement each day. This movement is an indicator that they baby is doing well. A decrease in movement can be due to a couple of things. If you don't get 10 in an hour (my doc said 2 hours) he would do a non stress test to monitor the baby.
It's a pretty normal thing for OB's to ask you to do kick counts. Some do, some don't. It's just so you know she's okay and if she'd stop moving as much then you'd notice and be able to go to the hospital. I doubt they think anything's wrong, it's just standard practice for a lot of doctors.