Thursday, May 20, 2010

{Our Lil Jumping Bean}

During our birthing classes we were told it is recommended to do occasional kick counts. All I have to say is our lil girl probably does a kick per minute during her active is recommended to have 10 kicks every 1-2 hours. I trust that this will never be a problem for us. EVERY TIME we have had an ultrasound Reegan keeps the ultrasound techs on their toes! Good thing they have advanced technology with ultrasound machines where they can now rewind to get the picture or measurement needed. Additional information about the benefits of kick counts is below.

xo- {Rache}

The kick count is an easy, non-invasive test that you can do at home to check your baby's well being. The idea is to be sure he or she is moving around enough.

There are numerous ways to count your baby's movements and numerous opinions on how many movements you are looking for within a certain amount of time. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that you time how long it takes you to feel 10 kicks, flutters, swishes or rolls. Ideally, you want to feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours. Most likely you will feel 10 movements in much less time.

Though strongly recommended for high risk pregnancies, counting fetal movements beginning at 28 weeks may be beneficial for all pregnancies.

Remember: Your baby will normally have periods when it is asleep, sometimes lasting as long as four hours; however, this period should not exceed four hours.

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