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First Candle answeredCounting your baby’s kicks is a great way for you and your partner to bond with your baby. By performing a kick count at the same time every day during your last trimester, you can also help your doctor monitor your baby’s health. What your baby is telling you with its kicks is important! In fact, research shows that counting your baby’s kicks may help reduce the risk of stillbirth. Doctors recommend that parents start counting and keeping track of their baby’s kicks beginning in the 28th week of pregnancy. By doing this every day, you will get to know within a week or two what your baby’s normal pattern is. By using a kick count chart, you and your doctor will be able to tell if there are any changes in your baby’s normal pattern. Studies show that a major decrease in your baby’s normal pattern could be a signal that there’s a problem.