Pediatric Resources

Family-Centered Care

Family-Professional Partnerships Definition (Maternal and Child Health Bureau)

bullet Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician’s Role (American Academy of Pediatrics)

What is Family-Centered Care? (Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care)

Count the Kicks Program. Many doctors recommend kick counting as a way to monitor your baby’s health in the third trimester. Scientific studies indicate kick counting, a daily record of a baby’s movements (kicks, rolls, punches, jabs) during the third trimester, is an easy, free and reliable way to monitor a baby’s well-being in addition to regular prenatal visits.