Awareness of baby's movements in utero

OBGYN Anthony Chin, MD, explains why movements are very important in pregnancy and how to test if your baby is moving enough
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Awareness of baby's movements in utero

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Movements are very important in pregnancy because it's a very good indicator of fetal well-being. Any time a baby moves, you know your baby is healthy. Now the baby doesn't necessarily move all the time; there are sleep cycles the babies have, and so therefore the baby will have times where you won't feel the baby move at all. But as long as you feel the baby moving intermittently throughout the day, everything seems fine. If there's a question mark, you can always do what's called kick counts where an hour after you eat dinner, you put your hands on your belly, lie in a dark room and count the number of movements. And you should get at least ten in an hour. If you don't get ten in an hour, you should call your physician.

OBGYN Anthony Chin, MD, explains why movements are very important in pregnancy and how to test if your baby is moving enough

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Anthony Chin, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Dr. Anthony Chin was born in Hollywood, CA and raised in Santa Monica, CA.  He was educated at UCLA and graduated with a BS in Molecular Biology.  Dr. Chin attended medical school at UCLA and finished his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and published in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Chin is the  recipient of several research, patient satisfaction and teaching awards, and continues to be involved with the teaching of medical students and resident physicians.  He is happily married and has a three month old daughter named Alaia Rose. 

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