Am supposed to start filling in kick chart this week. Can someone tell me (without laughing, if you can manage it, but will understand if not) whether I'm supposed to count each individual movement or each 'set' of movements? So if she whacks me seven times in a row, is that seven or one? Lordy, I'm dense...
No, not at all, only in 28th week which is when chart midwife gave me begins. But have developed OCD in the form of bizarre 'must do my homework' type attitude with all pregnancy-related 'tasks' (to an embarrassing extent - if you think this kickchart thing excessive you should see my diet sheet. Oh yes.).
TBH I wouldn't bother with the kick chart, a lot of m/w teams don't bother with them any more, as they cause unnecessary angst, and you m/w certainly won't be marking your "homework"
The advice often given now is to get used to your baby's pattern during waking hours and if you feel there is a change in that pattern, get it checked out, as every baby has a different pattern of movement.
That's the thing though, I know I don't need it but am completely incapable of not doing it! It's only a count to ten type chart, just means noting down the time when I get to ten, nothing complicated. But as I don't know what counts as a single movement I'm a bit scuppered. Caz10, I'm glad it's not just me!