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New Video: Fetal Kick Counting Method Decreases Stillbirths

Thomas Moore, MD, Chairman of the Department of Reproductive Medicine at UC San Diego Health System, talks about the importance of doing fetal kick counting and the method that has been shown to decrease stillbirths. It's a simple count — 10 kicks in 60 minutes or less — that could save your unborn child's life. Learn more and listen to him explain the proper way to conduct a fetal kick counting session with a patient. You can also download a fetal kick counting card.

Recent News
6/24/2014
Yadira Galindo
While an increasing number of women are delaying motherhood until their late-30s and 40s, human biology keeps a timetable. Fertility specialists at UC San Diego Health System employ the latest technol ...
6/23/2014
UC San Diego Health System’s doctors are the first fertility specialists in the county to use a new ultrasound technique to assess fallopian tubes by employing a mixture of saline and air bubbles that ...
6/19/2014
A team of scientists, led by principal investigator David D. Schlaepfer, PhD, professor in the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report ...
5/6/2014
A team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and in China describe a new benchtop semiconductor sequencing procedure and newly developed bioinformatics software t ...
5/5/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a genetic risk factor for premature birth. The risk factor is related to a gene that codes for a protein that ...
4/22/2014
Michelle Brubaker
Dawn Reeves, MD, has helped with the care of a lot of newborns but none like the 4.6 pound girl gorilla who arrived via emergency caesarean section at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in March.
4/22/2014
Christina Johnson
More women are waiting longer to become first time mothers which may mean a chat with a genetic counselor. New, non-invasive tests are available to help reduce family-planning stress.
4/21/2014
UC San Diego Health System Experts
In this month's corner clinic feature, UC San Diego Health System experts tackle questions about tiredness, ear wax and urinary incontinence.
3/24/2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women redu ...
3/6/2014
In the first study of its type, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), co ...
1/15/2014
UC San Diego Health System has been featured in the latest Becker’s Hospital Review list of “100 Hospitals with Great Women’s Health Programs.”
12/11/2013
UC San Diego Health System Experts
Feeling depressed after the holidays? Not sure when to take an antihistamine versus a decongestant? Wondering why your newborn is turning yellow? Our experts are here to help!
5/8/2013
As Mother's Day approaches, the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine announces MotherToBaby CA, the new name of its free, statewide counseling service that connects experts in the fi ...
4/30/2013
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, a research affiliate of UC San Diego School of Medicine, have found a link bet ...
3/28/2013
On Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., UC San Diego Health System is hosting an interactive conference in La Jolla, focused on women’s health. The event is free and open to the public. Fifte ...

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