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July 4th, 2011, 01:44 PM
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At what weeks did you all do kick counts? I never did them or worried about anything like this before...I asked my doctor and she said not till after 30 weeks, but that doesn't seem right to me.
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July 4th, 2011, 02:11 PM
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The OB covering for my OB (who by the way, I seriously dislike- the covering OB I mean), told me to start doing them at 24 weeks, after dinner. I have discovered that honestly isn't her active time though, so I just do them periodically throughout the day, usually when I start feeling her move. I usually do them in the middle of the night, when I get up to pee and then lie back down to go to sleep- she's always active then, and it's reassuring and helps me fall back asleep.
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July 5th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Pretty much as soon as I was feeling Isaac consistently move I was paying attention to when his active times were and while I didn't necessarily do kick counts per say, if I didn't feel him move when I normally would, I would start doing things to get him to move.
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July 5th, 2011, 08:30 AM
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I started doing them as soon as the movements grew to be consistant, probably between 24-28 weeks. I started earlier than my OB suggested, but given the previous loss, and that fact that I was feeling movement at 16 weeks, I felt it was important to start establishing patterns and baselines. I had one time where I grew nervous, I think around 27-28 weeks, and my OB had me in right away for a NST to check the baby out.
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July 5th, 2011, 03:30 PM
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I don't feel the baby consistently enough until after 20 weeks. My OB never advised me, but that's when I started to do them.
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