fetal kick counts

fetal kick counts

(fē'tăl kik cowntz),
enumeration of fetal movements during third trimester, as perceived or palpated by the mother during a prescribed daily period. Low counts indicate fetal distress.
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For the fetus, assessments include daily fetal kick counts, at least daily nonstress testing with uterine activity monitoring (and biophysical profiling if the nonstress test is nonreactive), and twice-weekly amniotic fluid assessment.
The recent article on fetal kick counts has me concerned ("Persuade Patients to Get Fetal Kick Counts," Sept.
Gilbert's pregnant patients comply with his request that they record fetal kick counts starting at 28 weeks' gestation.