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January 4th, 2012, 09:46 PM
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For those of u doing them, how long does it usually take to count 10 movements??! For me it's usually less then 5 minutes. Anyone else!?
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January 5th, 2012, 12:43 AM
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I've not actually counted that but I'm sure when she is awake and going it's less then 5 minutes.
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January 5th, 2012, 02:38 AM
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Normally when they're awake it doesn't take too long. Yesterday I had a real problem with Baby B. I mentioned it at my doctor's appt and she warned me that if I didn't feel 10 movements by the time I went to sleep I needed to go to the hospital (his heart rate was fine the whole time on my doppler). I felt next to nothing all night despite eating and drinking things that usually makes them bonkers. Just as I was starting to get ready to go to the hospital he started moving and continued moving. I guess he was just tired, turned toward my back so I couldn't feel him well, or reacting to how depressed I was yesterday, but it wasn't a fun experience.
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January 5th, 2012, 04:15 AM
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I'm with the others.. when he's awake I doubt it would take 5 min to get 10 but haven't actually counted. He did give me a scare like 2 days ago though.. he was nottttt active like all day long, but guess he was just tired. He's been a kung fu panda since! lol

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January 5th, 2012, 04:49 AM
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nce she starts ( 6-7 times a day) I can count 10 movements in under a minute. she's a wild woman lately!
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January 5th, 2012, 05:36 AM
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during certain times of the day it takes like 2 minutes to get 10. throughout the day, it can take an hour or two to get to 10.

The real thing about kick counts is you need to be in tune to when your baby usually kicks during the day. You can tell better if something is wrong if they're not moving at all during a time when they normally move. If I was having a hard time getting Gemma to move when I laid down for bed, I would start to get worried as she moves a ton at that time every night. get to know your baby and when they move and keep an eye on those times. It'll make you worry less about them not moving during times they'd normlly not move and also be more accurate.
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January 5th, 2012, 06:27 AM
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during certain times of the day it takes like 2 minutes to get 10. throughout the day, it can take an hour or two to get to 10.
little guy sleeps quite a bit and I just feel little wiggles but when he's up and active (usually night) he is SOOOO active!
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January 5th, 2012, 06:58 AM
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during certain times of the day it takes like 2 minutes to get 10. throughout the day, it can take an hour or two to get to 10.

The real thing about kick counts is you need to be in tune to when your baby usually kicks during the day. You can tell better if something is wrong if they're not moving at all during a time when they normally move. If I was having a hard time getting Gemma to move when I laid down for bed, I would start to get worried as she moves a ton at that time every night. get to know your baby and when they move and keep an eye on those times. It'll make you worry less about them not moving during times they'd normlly not move and also be more accurate.
Yep, this.

I don't do kick counts. But, if I notice the babies aren't moving as much at a certain time when they usually do, I'll grab a snack, sit down and relax. Within 15 minutes they've usually set my mind at ease.
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January 5th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Thanks ladies! I just wanted to make sure i was "normal" Yesterday i noticed him not moving much, and so i had ice cream and sat down and he still wasnt wiggling to much. So i decided to take a bath which usually gets him going and sure enough, he perked right up! Sometimes i think im being a little to paranoid about things, and I dont want to call everytime. PLUS, my docs office is your typical Army clinic, so i never know who to call besides the advice nurse, and even if i call her, i wont hear back for 24 hours or so. So going to l&d is my only option. Just hate to be super paranoid...but its so hard! Thanks for listening!

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January 5th, 2012, 08:00 AM
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The real thing about kick counts is you need to be in tune to when your baby usually kicks during the day. You can tell better if something is wrong if they're not moving at all during a time when they normally move. If I was having a hard time getting Gemma to move when I laid down for bed, I would start to get worried as she moves a ton at that time every night. get to know your baby and when they move and keep an eye on those times. It'll make you worry less about them not moving during times they'd normally not move and also be more accurate.
Nail on the head here.

I never worried much about doing actual kick counts. Number-one-son was so scheduled and regular that I only thought about it if it was a time when he should have been moving and wasn't.

This baby, however, has absolutely NO routine most of the time. He/she is all over the place. Frustrating!
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January 5th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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I don't do them because this kid is always moving.
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