How do I use a kick count chart during pregnancy?

Using a kick count chart is easy! Make sure you note the day you begin counting, your due date and the time of day you will be counting at the top of the chart. Remember, each twist, turn, swish, roll or jab counts as one kick! When you have performed your kick count for Day 1, simply check the box that corresponds with the number of minutes it took for you to feel 10 kicks. For example, if it took 15 minutes, you would go down the Day 1 column until you found the line for 11-15 minutes and put your check mark in that box. If it took an hour, you would scroll down to the line for 56-60 minutes  and put your check mark there. That’s it! Repeat the same process every day for the remaining weeks of your pregnancy. Take your chart with you to your doctor visits.

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