• Stacey Matarazzo Dinburg
  • New Jersey Ambassador

As the mother of a “term” stillborn daughter, Stacey felt the need to turn her tragedy into a greater purpose. Her maternal health advocacy efforts began in 2014 when she co-founded the New Jersey based non-profit organization “The 2 Degrees Foundation,” whose mission is to impact stillbirth outcomes through education, awareness, research, empowerment, and support. 

Since then, Stacey has shared her story and maternal health experiences through a multitude of outlets. She has been an invited speaker at stillbirth management conferences, educational series for health care providers, and pregnancy and infant loss awareness campaigns. In addition, Stacey has also testified for the appropriate implementation of stillbirth laws in her state and has impacted many women and families by providing peer support.

Stacey is a certified Teacher of the Handicapped with a background in behavioral psychology. She is excited to lend her experience in education and implementing research-based practices to the Count the Kicks team. “It is truly amazing to be a part of a program with so much research and data, backing the reduction of stillbirth. I am honored to continue my advocacy efforts by promoting such a strong and proven method to impact stillbirth outcomes nationwide!”

Stacey currently resides with her family in Bergen County New Jersey. She is the proud mother of two little girls ages four and five. Stacey used the Count the Kicks app during both subsequent pregnancies and states that it was a “game-changer” for the anxiety she suffered while being pregnant after a loss.

Stacey and her family continue to keep the memory of their stillborn daughter, Rhyan Ava, alive each and every day through hope, advocacy, and helping others.

 

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