For a woman one of the most exciting moments in your pregnancy is when you feel those first little flutters of your baby kicking. These tiny movements reassure you that your baby is developing and help you feel closer to the little life inside of you. But these moments are not just special for a woman, they also mean a lot to the husbands.
You should feel your baby’s first movements, called “quickening,” between weeks 16 and 25 of your pregnancy. If this is your first pregnancy, you may not feel your baby move until closer to 25 weeks. By the second pregnancy, some women start to feel movements as early as 13 weeks. You’re more likely to feel baby move when you’re in a quiet position, either sitting or lying down. From about 28 weeks or when you feel kicks regularly, your doctor may suggest that you keep track of the kicking daily. There is nothing to worry because counting baby kicks is completely normal and here is how one could do it:
- Count the Kicks every day, preferably at the same time.
- Pick your time based on when your baby is usually active.
- To get started, sit with your feet up or lie on your side. Count each of your baby’s movements as one kick and tap the foot on our app until you reach ten movements. After a few days you will begin to see a pattern for your baby (how long it takes you to get to ten).
- Most of the time it will take less than a half hour, but it could take as long as two hours.
- Save your kick counting sessions and tell your doctor about it.
In earlier times, things like these were not given much importance by the parents; especially by men. But, now the parents are becoming much more involved in the process and giving these minute details much more importance than ever before. Things like attending doctor appointments for ultrasound, monitoring the baby kicks, yoga and meditation for the mothers and other sessions together make the bond between a man and a woman even more strong.
And not to forget, the internet plays a big role. There is a lot of information on the internet that one could read to understand pregnancy better. Especially the husbands get a lot of help from these articles online that make them understand exactly what a woman goes through. Also, not just articles but baby growth during pregnancy video is also available to make one understand the process.
Pregnancy is a phase that is not just important for the women but also for the men. One should understand that they are both into it and hence a husband should be supportive as much as possible and be there for their lovely wives. Also, during pregnancy a woman’s body goes through a lot of changes from out as well as from within. Mood swings, morning sickness, fatigue, cravings and aversions are a part of it. So, make sure you are there to pamper your love and walk into the lane of parenthood together.