BY THE NUMBERS
Our goal is to make kick counting a common practice for every parent in the third trimester of pregnancy. Learn more about the impact of stillbirth in your state.
Iowa loses 177 babies a year on average to stillbirth.
In Iowa, the stillbirth rate is 3.9 per 1,000 live births.
1 in 3
We believe Count the Kicks is saving 1 in 3 at-risk babies in Iowa from preventable stillbirth.
Read more about the evidence behind Count the Kicks.Evidence
Count the Kicks is proud to partner with state health agencies and other organizations to reduce stillbirths across the U.S. Thanks to the generous support of the Iowa Department of Public Health, Count the Kicks educational materials are available for free in the state of Iowa.
We were proud to receive the designation of Best Practice by the Association of Maternal Child Health Programs (AMCHP) in January 2021.
For more information on outreach and programming in your state, please contact Megan Aucutt, Program Director.
Spread the Word
Educating expectant parents about tracking fetal movement is a simple way to help prevent preventable stillbirths and help more babies have a healthy birth day. Count the Kicks is an easy, free, and reliable way for healthcare providers and expectant parents to monitor the well-being of a baby.
We are pleased to offer our Count the Kicks Academy for Providers is a suite of educational videos, guides, and resources to help maternal healthcare professionals implement our successful evidence-based campaign and have the kick counting conversation with expectant parents.
Expectant parents can get to know what’s normal for their baby by counting kicks every day in the third trimester. The Count the Kicks app makes it easy to record your baby’s movements and notice if something changes.
Parents can also make an impact by talking to their friends and family about Count the Kicks and educating them on the importance of tracking fetal movements.
We are pleased to offer Count the Kicks Academy for Parents. Count the Kicks Academy for parents is a suite of educational videos, guides, and resources to help expectant parents get their baby here safely.
Our goal is to make kick counting a common practice in the third trimester by reaching as many providers and expectant parents as possible.
We have provided over 1,700,000 educational materials to healthcare providers.
Over 130,000 expectant parents have downloaded our app to track their baby’s movements.
In the first 10 years of Count the Kicks in Iowa, the state’s stillbirth rate decreased nearly 32%.
"The app is so important to a healthy and safe baby. It made sure to remind me to slow down each day and make sure the baby was doing well. It can literally be a life saver and provides such peace of mind. I would never go through another pregnancy without using it."Courtney C.
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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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