I've never done a kick count. I asked my OB about them and he said kick counts should really only need to be used if you haven't felt baby all day. He said as long as I'm feeling her at times throughout the day then all is well. He said if I don't feel her to drink some water or juice, lay down and do a kick count. If I don't get the kicks then to call.
He reminded me that baby still sleeps 80% of the time so if I only feel her once or twice during the day that is perfectly fine but I shouldn't go an entire day without feeling her.
I was confused about the idea of a kick count before I asked him because I thought I had to get 10 in an hour each day and my LO has never been that active! She's just a mostly lazy baby. lol