Through this partnership, providers, as well as healthcare and service organizations in Maryland can order free Count the Kicks educational materials to support a life-saving conversation about fetal movement with expectant parents. Research shows that a change in a baby’s normal movement pattern is sometimes the earliest or only indication that a baby may be in distress and needs to be checked by a healthcare provider right away. Count the Kicks teaches the method for- and importance of- having a daily movement monitoring session.
Have you felt your baby’s movements today? They are an important sign of your baby’s wellbeing. If you are greater than 28 weeks pregnant, you should be counting your baby’s movements once daily. Count the Kicks is an easy way to monitor your baby’s well-being in the third trimester of pregnancy in addition to regular prenatal appointments, and acts as an early warning system for parents and providers to determine when a baby may be in distress. Download the FREE Count the Kicks app to start counting!