I am so grateful for a Baby Story TV show I saw while I was pregnant with Devon.
A mom shared a story about kick counting and how it changed the outcome of her pregnancy.
Doing Kick Counts is Easy
I was on bedrest with Devon and had plenty of time to do kick counts. I woke up one morning and soon noticed Devon wasn’t moving….
Because I had seen that show, I knew I had to take action.
When I noticed he wasn’t moving, I called the Dr.
My OB had me come in to do a non-stress test and we discovered he was under distress and needed to be born right away. I had an emergency cesarean and when they took him out they discovered the cord was wrapped around his neck 3 times.
My friends baby wasn’t moving as much, I should have warned her!
One of my biggest regrets in life, is a few years later my friend called me to say her baby wasn’t moving as much as usual.
She knew the story about Devon and I did say, do your kick counts and if you are worried call your doctor.
She did track his movements and her baby moved a bit.
She called back 2 days later and was still worried.
If you are worried about your baby’s movements – call your Doctor now!
Then I got serious and said, “Call your doctor now!”
She did and by the time she went in, it was too late.
Her baby was born stillborn a few hours later. It was so sad.
I wish the first time she called I had insisted she call her doctor!
So that is why I tell this story.
If you are concerned, honor that!
Call your doctor right now.