Q: Why to use the Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet?

Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet is a beautiful way for expectant mums to holistically bond with their babies and enjoy the magical and special time of their pregnancy.
Successfully trialed by up to 1,000 pregnant women, the bracelet gives you confidence, reassurance and peace of mind during your pregnancy, helping you to relax and be aware of every single kick, flip, flutter and roll your baby makes. You are less likely to be aware of your baby’s movements when you are active or busy. Having your stylish companion with you will also be an important psychological reminder to monitor your baby’s movements. Simply wearing the bracelet can be enough to reassure you that you are aware of how often your baby is moving and by moving the hoop to count how many movements you have felt can help you keep track when your mind is busy elsewhere.
Often, when calling your midwife or local maternity unit you may be asked about if your baby has been moving and kicking as normal and if the overall pattern of your baby’s movements has changed. By using the bracelet you will be able to quickly count how many times you have felt your baby kick or move that day and let them know if that is different to normal.
After you baby is born, you can continue to use the Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet as a feeding aid to help count the amount of feeds your baby has had in any one day. If you are able to breastfeed, you can also use the bracelet to remind you of the side your baby last fed from. 

 Please note, the Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet is not a medical device nor a toy. Its beads may be hazardous if in the hands of small children, so we advise you to be cautious.
Q: How to use the Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet?
Each bracelet includes a small loop and sterling silver or gold-plated sterling silver charm which you can slip across each bead every time your baby moves. The white freshwater pearl marks the start of the counting process and represents where to start the loop each morning. Every time your baby moves, you move the loop over the next bead, working its way around the bracelet. Once the end bead is reached, you can then work your way back to the start.
When using the bracelet, you are encouraged to take note of the times of day your baby moves. This will help you to understand your baby’s pattern of movement and to monitor if there are any changes in these patterns.
Acting as a comfort to reassure you on your baby’s health, the bracelet can also be used once your baby is born to count the number of feeds given or to swap wrists as a reminder of which breast to feed your baby from next. It’s also a precious keepsake to cherish and a special reminder of your pregnancy.
Q: Why monitoring the baby's movements is important?
Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well. Monitoring your babies movements is more than just feeling for when it kicks it is about every moment it makes. From a swish to a roll and from a kick to an elbow poke these are all classed as movements. It is important for you to notice patterns in these movements and if you notice your baby is moving less than usual or if you have noticed a change in the pattern of movements, it may be a sign that your baby is unwell and therefore it is essential that you contact your midwife or local maternity unit immediately. The sooner this is found out the better, so you and your baby can be given the right treatment and care. This could save your baby's life.
Most women are first aware of their baby moving when they are 18–20 weeks pregnant. However, if this is your first pregnancy, you may not become aware of movements until you are more than 20 weeks pregnant. If you have been pregnant before, you may feel movements as early as 16 weeks. The movements can feel like a gentle swirling or fluttering. As your pregnancy progresses, you may feel kicks and jerky movements. There's no set number of movements you should feel each day and every baby is different. As your little bundle of joy grows, both the number and type of movements will change with your baby’s activity pattern. The important thing is to get to know your baby's usual movements from day to day, to notice and monitor the pattern.
The number of movements tends to increase until 32 weeks of pregnancy and then stay about the same, although the type of movement may change as you get nearer to your due date. Often, if you are busy, you may not notice all of these movements. Importantly, you should continue to feel your baby move right up to the time you go into labour. Your baby should move during labour, too. Again, the important thing is to get to know your baby's usual movements from day to day, to notice and monitor the pattern and report any change in those patterns- immediately.

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Q: Is the Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet a medical device?
No, the Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet is not a medical device. It is a functional piece of jewellery that helps future mothers to count the a baby’s movements during the pregnancy. When you are on the move, working, doing shopping, enjoying a night out with friends, or during your regular daily routine, it helps you count your baby’s movements in an easy way. We don’t state any recommended number of the movements that a baby should make each day nor we accept any responsibility (liability) for any misinterpretation of such counts and the actions the customer take based on the information. We however, do encourage you to contact your local maternity department as soon as you notice any irregularities in your baby’s movements. Please, read carefully our instructions for use before you start using your Aska maternity movement bracelet.
Q: Can you create bespoke bracelet and personalisation on a charm? 
We are unable to offer a bespoke Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet at the moment. Alterations to existing items such as stone colour, metal type or stone size are also not offered. We are unable to offer engraving service for the sterling silver charm. However, there is an opportunity for apersonalisation at the inner top lid of the premium packaging, where you can write the baby's name and date of birth.