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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, 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

This month we discuss what to do when your child has outgrown a pediatrician, how to address computer vision symdrome, and what you should know about hot flashes.
Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice suggests that certain adult ...
The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. A new ...
In this month’s Corner Clinic, our experts talk about why contestants from a television weight loss show regain the pounds, if women need to worry about toxic shock syndrome and if too much exercise c ...
Progress in the fight against the Zika virus is being driven by researchers at UC san Diego Health.
IBM's World Community Grid and scientists from Brazil, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego, and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have launc ...
A new technology in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UC San Diego Health is able to predict the risk of life-threatening infections up to 24 hours before they appear in severely premature or ...
For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have determined one way Zika virus infection can damage developing brain cells. The study, published May 6 in C ...
UC San Diego Health has one of the lowest C-section rates in San Diego County. Having one C-section doesn't mean you will need one with future pregnancies. Learn more about C-sections and vaginal birt ...
A man has up to a 50 percent chance of battling postpartum depression if his wife is going through it. The Reproductive Mental Health Program treats moms and dads facing this condition with therapy an ...
In a small pilot study, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai determined that a simple swab to transfer vaginal microbes fro ...
In response to low national vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV), Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health has joined 68 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers in ...
Donald L. Durden, MD, PhD, pediatric researcher at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center has identified and developed a novel therapeutic target for neuroblas ...
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have now identified six mRNA isoforms (bits of genetic material) produced by ovarian cancer cells but not ...
To help get the word out that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix, volunteers with the Southern California affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (SoCal NOFAS) are handing out “P ...

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