At first, these movements may be indistinguishable from gas and other movements, but you will soon recognize your baby’s movements, or “fetal kicks”. After 28 weeks gestation, monitoring these fetal kicks is useful and can potentially identify certain problems, as well as reduce the risk of stillbirth.
Counting fetal kick counts is a great way to rest during the day and bond with your baby. To begin, select a time when your baby is usually most active and try lying on your left side- this will allow for better circulation to the baby.
Dr. Sodhi recommends that you time how long it takes you to feel 10 kicks, flutters, swishes, or rolls. Ideally, you want to feel at least 10 movements within 2 hours. You will likely feel 10 movements in less time than that.