PAK encourages all expecting moms to use our FREE mobile app ME Preg for smartphones to help you to manage your pregnancy right up to delivery day. You can check off third trimester highlights, capture daily bump photos, schedule your important third trimester appointments, browse the latest pregnancy info, meditate and most importantly beginning at Week 28, track your baby’s daily movements!
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But if you don’t own a smartphone, please download our Mom & Baby Tracking Chart which is also available in SPANISH, Mantener Rastreo de Mamá y Bebé! Once you reach Week 8, it’s time to begin charting; this information may also become part of your medical record.
With so many new and exciting changes taking place each week, it’s important to keep track of the most important ones for the health of you and your baby. You’ll begin tracking your pregnancy at Week 8. Around Week 28 you’ll track your baby’s Movements (kicks) up until delivery day!
Since you don‘t see your doctor, midwife or health care team every day, it’s up to you to pay close attention each day to your baby’s movements. By simply counting your baby’s movements, you will get to know your baby’s daily movement patterns. The consistency of your baby’s movements every day will let you know that your baby is well.
Studies inform us that being attentive to your baby’s movements and informing your health care team of any changes such as speeding up or slowing down, or changes in sleep-wake cycles, may decrease the likelihood of stillbirth.
Discuss any changes in your tracking chart with your health care team. NEVER hesitate to call your health care team with any questions or concerns you have or statements they have made that you don’t understand as they will educate and inform you! With your new proactive mindset, working together will now empower your pregnancy journey.