Join us for a series of webinars on topics related to maternal health and birth outcomes. These events educate expectant parents — and the providers who serve them — on the unique challenges of expecting a baby, and equip them with tools and resources, like the FREE Count the Kicks app, to help them navigate their pregnancy.

Virtual Baby Shower

Celebrate Bump Day with Count the Kicks: A Coast-to-Coast Party for Expectant Parents!

Join Count the Kicks and MercyOne on July 19 at 12 p.m. CST for a FREE virtual, fun-in-the-sun baby shower. We’re inviting expectant parents from coast-to-coast to learn about their baby’s movements, finding joy in pregnancy, and ways to advocate for a positive birth experience.*

Count the Kicks Coast to Coast Party

*Must be a virtual attendee of the national baby shower to be eligible to win. Must be 18 or older to win. The national baby shower is not a sales presentation and there is no purchase necessary to win. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Winners are responsible for any applicable state and federal tax. Giveaway open to residents of the United States. All prize-related communications will come after the event and be directed to the email used to register for the event.

Black Maternal Health Week 2024

Our Future Belongs to Us: Amplifying Innovations in Black Maternal Health

On April 11, 2024, Healthy Birth Day, Inc. hosted “Our Future Belongs to Us: Amplifying Innovations in Black Maternal Health!” in recognition of Black Maternal Health Week.* We learned about creative, exciting solutions emerging in Black Maternal Health from a powerful multidisciplinary panel of professionals from across the United States, who shared concrete action steps of how you can play a part in improving outcomes for a better future! Thank you to UnityPoint Health for sponsoring this webinar.

We would also like to thank our panel of maternal health professionals:

*Black Maternal Health Week is a week-long campaign founded and led by Black Mamas Matter Alliance to build awareness, activism, and community building to amplify the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of Black mamas and birthing people, and serves as an opportunity for organizations to come together globally to improve Black maternal health outcomes.

AWHONN Webinar

Decreased Fetal Movement: A Discussion on the AWHONN Practice Brief and What it Means for You

On Feb. 15, 2024, we hosted a panel discussion on the recently released AWHONN Practice Brief on Decreased Fetal Movement. This webinar shared comprehensive insights on the latest guidelines and recommendations for decreased fetal movement. Tune in for a discussion on the contents of the practice brief and clinical implementation. This is a must-watch for obstetric nurses, healthcare providers, and anyone involved in maternal-fetal care.


The panelists include:

  • Angela Lober, PhD, MPH, RN, IBCLC
  • Lauren Sullivan, Clinical Education Specialist for Maternity Services, UnityPoint Health- Des Moines
  • Megan Aucutt, Program Director, Healthy Birth Day, Inc./Count the Kicks
  • Rose L. Horton, MSM, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Specialty Director Women & Infant Services, Emory Decatur Hospital
  • Elissa Concini, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, C-ONQS, Operations Manager for Women’s Health, Geisinger
  • Adriane Burgess, PhD, RNC-OB, FAWHONN, Director of Perinatal/Neonatal Quality and Patient Safety, Maryland Patient Safety Center

Live Baby Save Event

Doing Good Things: It Takes a Village to Help Save Babies

On Nov. 27, 2023, we hosted a webinar where families whose lives have been impacted by the Count the Kicks program shared their stories in their own words. Destiny, Carly-Ann, and Emily discuss how getting to know their baby’s normal movement patterns helped their child to have a safe and healthy arrival. They also discuss the people in their village who helped encourage them to speak up when they noticed a change.

Dr. Jaleen Sims, an Ob/Gyn from Mississippi, also shares why she talks with expectant parents about Count the Kicks and why it’s important for all expectant parents to get to know their baby’s normal movement patterns in the third trimester. Tune in to be inspired by these powerful stories and learn ways you can get involved in supporting our mission to save babies.

Advancements in Stillbirth Research:

Implementing Count the Kicks in Your Work

On Sept. 28, 2023, Count the Kicks and Healthy Birth Day, Inc. hosted a webinar exploring the latest developments in stillbirth research.

Tune in for the presentation and a panel discussion on ways you can implement Count the Kicks in your setting.

The panelists include:

  • Emily Price, CEO, Healthy Birth Day, Inc., Count the Kicks
  • Megan Aucutt, Program Director, Healthy Birth Day, Inc., Count the Kicks
  • Christine Tucker, Health Equity Coordinator, Healthy Birth Day, Inc., Count the Kicks
  • Dr. Alexander Heazell, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Clinical Director of the Tommy’s Stillbirth Research Centre, University of Manchester
  • Elizabeth B. Biddle, MPH, MCHES, MCH Outreach Coordinator, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control
  • Aubrey Kitchel, BSN, RN, West Central Indiana FIMR Project Coordinator, Tippecanoe County Health Department

Black Maternal Health Week 2023

Let's Get Loud: Pursuing Black Maternal Health Solutions

On April 13, 2023, Healthy Birth Day, Inc. and Count the Kicks hosted a panel discussion with maternal health experts focused on evidence-based solutions to to improve maternal health and birth outcomes. “Let’s Get Loud: Pursuing Black Maternal Health Solutions” was held in conjunction with Black Maternal Health Week.

Tune in for the presentation and a panel discussion on ways we can get loud and work together to pursue Black maternal health solutions.


The panelists include:

  • Jodi Long, Health Equity Director for Healthy Birth Day, Inc., moderates the discussion
  • Rose L. Horton serves as the keynote speaker. Rose is a Healthy Birth Day Inc. board member and a woman and infant healthcare executive at Emory Decatur Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Dr. Joy Baker, Obstetrician/Gynecologist, who discusses the importance of reproductive life planning and pre-conception health.
  • Tomeka Isaac, Executive Director, Jace’s Journey; HELLP Survivor, who shares her lived experience with HELLP Syndrome.
  • Jasmine Hammonds, Perinatal Education & Care; Alabama Count the Kicks Ambassador, discusses the power of a doula and how doulas can help to improve birth outcomes.

Impacto de la muerte fetal en la Comunidad Latinx

Su Moviemiento, My Tranquilidad

Healthy Birth Day, Inc. la organización sin fines de lucro que creó el programa basado en evidencia para la prevención de muerte fetal “Count the Kicks” le invita a que nos acompañe en un seminario en línea gratis e interactivo que tratara del impacto que tiene la muerte fetal en la comunidad Latinx y acerca de qué puede hacer usted para prevenir la muerte fetal.

On Sept. 29, 2022, Healthy Birth Day, Inc. and Count the Kicks hosted an interactive webinar on the impact stillbirth has on the Latinx community and what we can do to help prevent preventable stillbirths.

Black Maternal Mental Health Week 2022

State of Black Maternal Mental Health in the U.S.

Black Maternal Mental Health Webinar July 20, 2022

In conjunction with Black Maternal Mental Health Week, Healthy Birth Day, Inc., Count the Kicks, and MercyOne hosted a panel discussion to continue the conversation on The State of Black Maternal Health in the U.S., with a specific focus on Black Maternal Mental Health.

Our panel of maternal health experts discussed the maternal mental and physical health crisis happening in America, the impact of social determinants of health, and how racism impacts emotional and physical well-being for Black mamas. The panel also shared information on a newly created National Maternal Mental Health hotline. Panelists include:

  • Stephaney Moody, moderator for Healthy Birth Day, Inc. and Count the Kicks
  • Nneka Hall, founder of Mother IS Supreme and Count the Kicks Massachusetts Ambassador
  • Jacquie Easley McGhee, Division Director, Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, MercyOne
  • Chemyeeka Tumblin, Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Maternal and Reproductive Mental Health
  • Dawn Levinson, MSW, Deputy Director Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA
  • AJ Bostic, LPC, CD-PICD, PMH-C of Women’s Reproductive & Perinatal Mental Health, The Healing Womb Program

Tune in for the presentation and a panel discussion on ways we can work together to improve maternal mental health outcomes for Black expectant parents.

Black Maternal Health Week 2022

State of Black Maternal Health in the U.S.

State of Black Maternal Health in the U.S. webinar

The State of Black Maternal Health in the U.S. webinar, held April 12, 2022, explores the history of Black women in healthcare and the current state of Black maternal health in the U.S. from preconception to postpartum.

This webinar was presented by MercyOne in conjunction with Black Maternal Health Week. Panelists include:

Tune in for the presentation and a panel discussion on solutions to improve outcomes for Black expectant parents.

Follow the link below to download the presentation slides.

COVID-19 + Pregnancy

How to Improve Outcomes in a Global Pandemic

COVID + Pregnancy Webinar

The COVID-19 + Pregnancy: How to Improve Outcomes in a Global Pandemic webinar, held Oct. 21, 2021, explores the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes.

Count the Kicks partnered with experts at Amerigroup Iowa, an Anthem Company on this webinar. Panelists include Sharon Deans, M.D., Plan Performance Medical Director for Healthy Blue, an Anthem subsidiary; Ashley Smoots, MPH, an epidemiologist on the CDC Division of Reproductive Health’s Emergency Preparedness and Response team; and Jasmine Abraham, an Ohio mom and Count the Kicks Ambassador.

Tune in for information on the efficacy and safety of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination while pregnant, plus tangible ways pregnant people can keep themselves and their babies healthy during the ongoing pandemic.

According to the CDC, pregnant women and those who recently gave birth are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Recent research has identified significant increases in stillbirth and maternal death since the pandemic began. Join experts from Amerigroup and the CDC to explore the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy outcomes and discuss the evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.


  • COVID-19 + Pregnancy Webinar Slides

  • COVID-19 + Pregnancy Q&A


March 9 Webinar

Millennial Health & Pregnancy

Sponsored By

Wellmark logo


The Millennial Health and Pregnancy webinar, held March 9, 2021, explores trends in health and pregnancy complications among Millennial women as they navigate pregnancy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Count the Kicks partnered with experts at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield on this webinar. Panelists include Mark Talluto, Vice President, Strategy and Analytics for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Dr. Tim Gutshall, Chief Medical Officer at Wellmark. Vu-An Foster, a Count the Kicks Ambassador and millennial maternal health professional whose life’s work is centered on improving birth outcomes, shares her experiences with pregnancy as a millennial and discusses the impact of COVID-19 on women who are currently pregnant.

Tune in for key takeaways to help expectant parents and maternal healthcare professionals navigate pregnancy during the ongoing pandemic.

Millennial women currently make up 85 percent of all pregnancies, and while most will experience a healthy pregnancy, a recent analysis of Blue Cross Blue Shield data shows this generation is experiencing some of the highest increases in health conditions that could lead to higher risks of pregnancy and childbirth complications.


  • Understanding Millennial Health and Pregnancy


Aug. 11 Webinar

Ask a Lactation Consultant

Sponsored By:

Amerigroup, An Anthem Company logo


The Ask a Lactation Consultant webinar featuring Dr. Dr. Nastassia Davis, DNP, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Montclair State University and Founder of the Perinatal Health Equity Foundation was held Aug. 11, 2021.

The event was hosted by Count the Kicks in partnership with Amerigroup Iowa, and moderated by Jazzmine Brooks, a full spectrum doula with Jai Olive. Dr. Davis shares the basics of breastfeeding/chestfeeding and answers questions about lactation.


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