Our Impact

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