- Megan Johanson
Data for Peace of Mind: Baby Movement Monitoring
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I’m fortunate to be able to work remotely and have been doing so for over a week.
I’m also currently 34 weeks pregnant. About a month ago my doctor gave me information on typical baby movements, which I never tracked too closely before because I could always feel the baby’s movements quite strongly throughout the day and even more frequently during the evenings/nights.
However, in the last few days I haven’t noticed as many kicks or movements as before so I decided to record all baby movements today.
Call me obsessive if you must, but once again data comes to the rescue.
How I Recorded the Movements
According to my doctor, if you are working during the day, you will probably notice at least 10 movements between 8am and 5pm without even focusing on it. I wasn’t sure I had been feeling that many so I today wrote down the time of every movement I felt between 8am and 5pm as well as a rating of 1 (small movement/kick), 2 (medium), or 3 (big).
Handwritten time tracking of baby's movements.