WHAT IS KICK COUNTING?
Kick counting is a way of intentionally monitoring your baby’s activity in the 3rd trimester of your pregnancy. The American Congress 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.
This is a very special time for you and your baby. It is a time for you to slow down in your day and intentionally focus on your little ones activity. Idealy mothers should perform their count at the same time each day so they can develop a pattern of movement.
WHY SHOULD YOU COUNT KICKS?
The primary reason for counting kicks is to make mothers intentionally aware of their babies activity, especially in the last trimester. Your baby is usually very active during this time and by using Mommy Counts to track your kicks you can identify abnormal kick patterns very quickly and get the assistance you need proactively before any real problems arise.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF COUNTING KICKS?
Once you begin counting your babies kicks you can develop a pattern. You will find that your little one may kick a lot or possibly your baby is less active than most and takes the entire two hours to arrive at ten counts. The numbers suggested, at least 10 kicks in 2 hours, is to ensure the baby is moving appropriately. Once you have performed a few kick counts with Mommy Counts and added them to your journal, you can begin to see your babies specific pattern of movement. For example, lets say for two weeks my babies Mommy Counts Pattern was all ten kick in under 30 minutes. With this pattern you can change your kick timer to 30 minutes in the settings menu. If one day your babies kick count takes 1.5 hours it will show up in your journal entry in RED letters, this indicates that your count took longer than the normal allotted time. The Red counts identify this as an abnormal kick count for your little and you would need to consult your physician right away. This is just one of the many ways using Mommy Counts to count your kicks can help you ensure your baby has the healthiest start possible.
WHY USE MOMMY COUNTS?
We really do love the app we created. We believe we have developed the best kick counting app on the market. Like much of our marketing material suggests, we have created an Elegant app that is packed full of features and is incredibly easy to use. We want mothers to focus on their babies. We know that an app needs to be useful but not get in the way. We truly want you and your little one to have the best start possible and we do this by providing you with simple easy to use tools that help you track your little one.