Video: Dr. Moore Explains Fetal Kick Counting
Thomas Moore, MD, chairman of the Department of Reproductive Medicine at UC San Diego Health, talks about the importance of counting fetal kicks and the method that has been shown to decrease stillbirths.
Why Is It Important to Count Kicks?
Fetal kick counting can help identify any potential problems that may be causing a baby to slow down her movements. UC San Diego Health uses a method based on the fact that babies are more active at night and often asleep during the day.
A study performed after UC San Diego Health implemented this method showed a marked reduction in the stillbirth rate over the year before. UC San Diego Health continues to have one of the lowest stillbirth rates in California.