5 Fun Tricks To Make Your Baby Kick

The fun part of pregnancy is undoubtedly feeling your baby kick.

Wham!

It makes even the most unpleasant pregnancy side effects fade away.

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Here are a few safe and proven ways to make your baby kick, so your husband or kids can feel it, too!…

 

I’m not talking about those very first baby kicks, also known as quickening.

When you reach the 3rd trimester, those baby kicks are for real.

You may even see a foot or arm push the fabric of your shirt up!

Yet it can be frustrating when your husband or children want to feel the baby kick, too… and then baby won’t move for the life of you!

Here’s when you should expect the first fetal movement and the first big kicks from your baby.

 
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Some gentle tricks I use to get a response from baby:

  • Change position, especially lying on my back or belly briefly.
  • Eat something sweet, then wait a few minutes.
  • Listen to music.  My son never kicked harder than when the organ played at church!
  • Press on one side of my belly, and see if the baby presses back.
  • Drink an icy cold glass of water to wake him up!

 

How often should I feel the baby kicking or shifting?  Does it matter?

I never knew this, but it does matter.

Fetal kick counts are helpful in determining your baby’s health and development.

In your 3rd trimester, your baby should move at least 10 times in 2 hours.

Don’t worry if you’re past 24 weeks and not yet feeling fetal movement. Every pregnancy is different, and as long as your doctor is hearing normal heart sounds at your regular appointments, you shouldn’t worry.  Source

See how to count fetal movements, along with details about why it matters and what to do if you don’t feel your baby moving very much.

Meredith

Meredith

I'm a wife, mom, and resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. I love finding fun new things to see and do in the Brentwood area! Most recently, I've enjoyed blogging about my pregnancy with baby #3.

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