A more recent trend has been to use a pregnancy bracelet; a wearable form of kick counter.
A recent idea in the United Kingdom has been the replacement of the kick chart with jewelry based counters.
A frequent question posed by midwives is how "many times has the baby kicked in the last twelve hours ?", in the UK this is regarded as best indication of the health of the baby from the second trimester and the unborn foetus should kick ten times in any twelve hour period.
The bracelets available work on similar principles, the baby kicks, the mother moves a marker. The idea being that this is more practical than using a pen and paper.
The two most widely advertised bracelets are currently undergoing the patent application process.