Essential Resources for Expectant Parents

Research and best practices are the foundation of Count the Kicks, which is proven to help improve birth outcomes for moms and babies.

A pregnant woman in a light blue tank top hold her belly and laughs.

RESEARCH

Learn the Latest

The link between fetal movement and a healthy baby is clear, but research continues to uncover more about the importance of tracking baby’s movements. Count the Kicks uses the latest research to help achieve our mission.

RACIAL DISPARITIES

Push for Equity

Research shows that expectant parents of color experience the tragedy of stillbirth at much higher rates than white mothers. Our goal is to prevent stillbirth, which means making sure all expectant parents are listened to and taken seriously.

STILLBIRTH IN THE U.S.

One out of every 175 pregnancies in the U.S. ends in stillbirth. That rate is two times higher for Black expectant parents.

USA Map

Our goal is to expand Count the Kicks and reduce stillbirth in all 50 states.

State Data

RESOURCE FOR PARENTS

Knowledge is Power

We provide free, evidence-based tools and resources to help expectant parents monitor their baby’s well-being.

IMPACT

We’re on a mission to make the world a safer place to have a baby.

  • 32%

    Iowa’s stillbirth rate decreased by 32% during the first 10 years of the Count the Kicks campaign.

  • 7,500

    Our goal is to save 7,500 babies in the U.S. every year by expanding Count the Kicks.

  • 29

    Our printed educational materials are free in 29 states thanks to the support of our partners.

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

TESTIMONIALS

Dana and her daughter Nahla

"Definitely pay attention to Count the Kicks. Had I not, Nahla wouldn’t be here. Don’t second guess yourself. Don’t feel bad or stupid, don’t worry about insurance or the emergency room bill, go check on your baby because your baby might not be here."

-Dana M.

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Disclaimer

This information is for educational purposes only and is not meant for diagnosis or treatment. Use of this information should be done in accordance with your healthcare provider.