Doctor Tips, Weeks 27-40

Week 28

Fetal kick counts are commonly used to measure a baby’s activity in the uterus. More in week 28.

Now is the time that your doctor or midwife will talk about doing fetal kick counts. Most providers agree that if you feel your baby move 10 times in 2 hours, your baby is good to go. If you don’t get that many movements, try lying on your side in a quiet room with no distractions. You might be surprised that you actually do notice more movement when you are more focused. Try to drink something with sugar in it to wake your baby up. If your baby is still sleepy, you should call your doctor or midwife, and they may bring you in to monitor your baby. Often it is nothing, but better safe than sorry.

Read more about week 28.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020

Comments

  1. Am told dat my due date is 5th of March, so is it a most day d baby arrive day 5th or before 5th pls I need to knw

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    1. Hi Oby, I’m not sure if I understand your question, but your due date is a (really good!) estimation of when your baby will arrive. Only a small percentage of babies are actually born on their due date, but usually are pretty close to it! Good luck!

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