In the seventh month, begin counting your baby’s kicks. Your doctor or midwife will ask you to count your baby’ kicks sometime this month or the next. It is good to start counting daily to make you familiar with baby’s habits and personality.
Sit down in a comfortable place, put your legs up if you can. Count how many movements you feel in 30 minutes.
It helps to choose a time of day when baby is active. Place your hand on your belly. See how long it takes to feel 10 movements. If baby is sleeping, drinking water, moving around, music, or a glass of orange juice will wake him.
In his waking period, most babies will have 10 -15 movements within 15 minutes.
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