Meet Jovie

  • Baby Saves
  • 05.05.22

“I started using the Count the Kicks app a little before I turned 28 weeks because Jovie was such an active baby. At about 30.5 weeks on Sept. 9, I noticed that morning that Jovie only kicked a few times and her movements weren’t as strong. I didn’t think much of it and went on with my day. 

Later that evening, I told my husband I didn’t think I had felt her kick since that morning. I did everything under the sun to get her to move (walking around the house, moving my stomach, drinking ice cold water) and still nothing was working. 

We decided to call my OB and she told us it would be best for us to go down to the hospital to get checked out. My first initial thought was that we would go down there and they would look everything over and then send us home. 

As soon as we arrived they put us in a room to do an ultrasound to check on her. I could tell right away something wasn’t right because the nurse was very quiet, and I was starting to have shooting pains come through every couple of minutes or so. She told me at that point I was having contractions and that the baby was safer being out than inside the womb. 

They told me I was going to need an emergency C-section for Jovie to arrive safely in this world. I was in complete shock and obviously started to cry because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. ‘Is she going to be OK? Am I going to be OK?’ We went from sitting at home to having a baby two hours later. 

Baby Jovie arrived in this world at 12:39 a.m. on Sept. 10. She weighed 3 pounds and 3 ounces and spent 66 days in the NICU. 

I will be forever grateful to Count the Kicks for saving my baby girl’s life. I knew something was off, and I’m so glad we went to the hospital that night. Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who brought her safely into this world and who have cared for her along the way.” -Jess H., Jovie’s mom

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