We have laser vision for the future: To save 7,500 babies every year in the U.S.

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we lose approximately 23,500 babies to stillbirth every year in America. Statistically, that means 1 out of every 169 pregnancies ends in stillbirth.

 

In the first 10 years of our campaign in Iowa, the state’s stillbirth rate decreased nearly 32%. We want to achieve the same success in all 50 states, which would save 7,500 babies every year. 

 

Our mission to save more babies is urgent, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact care and birth outcomes for expectant parents around the U.S. With changes to prenatal appointment schedules, a shift to telehealth appointments, and increased fear of going to the hospital because of COVID, we know it’s more important than ever for expectant parents to know the normal movement pattern for their baby. 

 

Can you imagine a world where we are losing 7,500 fewer babies each year? We can, and it’s because of people like you.   

 

YOU can be a part of our mission to make kick counting a common practice by telling others about Count the Kicks and asking expectant parents to download our free kick counting app in the third trimester of pregnancy. 

 

How We’ll Achieve It

Here are a few exciting things we are doing to turn our vision of saving 7,500 babies a year into a reality:

  • A webinar series on improving maternal health and birth outcomes during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Virtual Baby Showers to educate expectant parents in Iowa and connect them with valuable resources.
  • Growing our network of state partnerships, which provide our educational materials for free to maternal healthcare providers and organizations in a growing number of states.
  • Publishing first-of-its-kind research on how the Count the Kicks app impacts birth outcomes.
  • Continuing to intentionally center the lived experiences of diverse communities and elevate marginalized voices in an effort to help address systemic issues in maternal health.
  • Creating videos and resources in additional languages to reach a more diverse population of expectant parents.

Get Involved

How You Can Help

We know Count the Kicks works. Here are three important ways you can help us reach our goal.

  1. Tell every expectant parent you know about the importance of kick counting and to download the FREE Count the Kicks app.
  2. Spread the word about our #Save7500Babies campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel!
  3. Connect us to more people who will spread the word about the power of kick counting. If you know of a volunteer, donor, or grant maker that wants to see 7,500 babies saved every year, please send them our way!

Baby Saves

Through years of outreach and education, the babies we have helped still inspire us the most.

Meet our baby saves and learn how Count the Kicks helped save their lives.

Baby Saves

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