Health Pregnancy

K- Kicks… Count The Kicks

Todays letter in my A-Z challenge is K for Kicks.

I am going to write a little about the charity Count The Kicks. I came across Count The Kicks when I was pregnant after I felt my fetal movements drop. I called the hospital and they advised that I drink a glass of ice cold water, to try and perk her up a bit. Unfortunately this did not work. We got to the hospital (very quickly) and was monitored. It turned out that Willow was just having a lazy day, and as soon as we got to the hospital and I was attached to the monitor, right on cue she started kicking about. making me look a fool. BUT we really must take note of the kicks we feel from our little ones every day that they are in our tummies. Unfortunately, many mothers do not count the kicks and have lost their babies through either still birth or neonatal death. A horrible subjects all mothers hate to think about.

“Any changes in fetal movements should be reported to a midwife or healthcare professional for further assessment”

 

You should take note of your baby’s movements and try to get a good idea of their movement patterns, feeling them at least 10 times a day. Hiccups though DO NOT count as movements. So don’t count these.

Count The Kicks, have lots of things to help you count your baby’s kicks. You can go here and order your FREE sticker for your antenatal notes. Or, for just £3.50 you get get yourself one of these-

count the kicks bracelet

A rubber bracelet, with a counter on. Just slide the counter along the numbers each time you feel baby move. Such a nice easy way of counting those precious kicks when you are out and about.

The online shop has a lot of lovely things to buy (and very cheap too), from bibs to badges, Christmas cards to calendars. Christmas is coming up *hint hint*.

Remember mummy’s, COUNT THE KICKS!!! 🙂

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Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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  1. We had more than one trip to hospital for exactly the same thing and little George (or Gary as we called him then) always responded by trying to kick the monitors off. I always felt the embarrassment was a small price to pay for piece of mind and the chance to sleep easier.

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