Through years of outreach and education, the babies we have helped still inspire us the most. Count the Kicks empowers expectant parents to advocate for their children before they are born. Since the launch of our campaign in 2008, we have heard from 100 families in 27 states and 3 countries who reached out to share how Count the Kicks helped their baby arrive safely. Meet a few of the babies your generous donations have helped to save and what their parents say this campaign means to them.
“This app helped prevent me from losing my second child like I lost my first. Because I learned Jude’s patterns, I was able to recognize when something was off and advocate for immediate intervention. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
— Lauren W., Jude’s mom
“Definitely pay attention to Count the Kicks. Had I not, Nahla wouldn’t be here. Don’t second guess yourself. Don’t feel bad or stupid, don’t worry about insurance or the emergency room bill, go check on your baby because your baby might not be here. Just pay attention, seriously. It is your baby’s life.”
— Dana M., Nahla’s mom
“Had I not been able to monitor my kicks with the app, even my OB said it could have been dangerous for the baby and myself. After I delivered and went home I was told my placenta had an infection, which could have been deadly for Isla and myself, so I endlessly thank the team that helped me deliver, my OB for acknowledging my concerns and doing what was best for my baby and myself. And most importantly the app; it saved Isla’s life, as we don’t know what could have happened had I not seen the significant decrease in her movements and had her delivered that very day.”
— Bianca A., Isla’s mom
“I received a Count the Kicks brochure at my 28-week appointment and started using the app right away. A few days after my 36-week appointment I noticed that my baby was not moving as much and it was taking a lot longer than usual to get to 10 kicks. My next appointment was a few days away and I brought it up to my provider. She ordered an ultrasound and it was discovered that I had almost no amniotic fluid. I was sent to the hospital and induced the same day. My daughter was born Sept. 2, 2020 at 37 weeks 1 day, and although she’s on the small side, she is healthy. I am very grateful that Count the Kicks made me aware of the importance of paying close attention to the baby’s movements and also that my provider took my concerns seriously and took action.”
— Yelly Sarah C., Eva’s mom
“After my son was born, it was discovered that he had a cyst on his vocal cords that was causing a blockage and had to be surgically removed. I really believe if I had not known my son’s normal kick counts and trusted myself to speak up when I was concerned that my story could have ended differently.
I really hope my story inspires others to count their baby’s kicks and speak up if they notice a change because it saves lives!”
— Mar Cedes B., Carter’s mom
“Without the knowledge of kick counts, I have no clue what could have happened and I hate to even think about it. I now have my beautiful baby boy because of this!”
— Alyssa S., Liam’s mom