After the results were reported to her certified nurse-midwife, the patient was discharged and instructed to perform fetal kick counts
to monitor fetal movement.
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
Gilbert's pregnant patients comply with his request that they record fetal kick counts
starting at 28 weeks' gestation.