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When should I contact my healthcare provider if counting my baby's kicks?

If you are counting your baby's kicks, do the following:

  • Call your provider if your baby has less than 10 movements in two hours.
  • Call your provider if your baby has a significant or sudden change in movements.
  • Do not wait 24 hours when there is no fetal movement or significant changes in the movements.
  • When in doubt, contact your provider.

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