"I had my second high risk pregnancy this past year...and due to lupus was considered high risk. My last two pregnancies, I had also had preeclampsia and bed rest...However, the pregnancy went very smoothly in the first two trimesters. Once I was 28 weeks, my ob/gyn told me to start doing kick counts, and she wanted them done twice daily. Because of my history, I did them regularly, even though I did not always want to. At 36 weeks, I had a growth ultrasound and a non stress test, that all came back normal. However, I was worried because my baby had not gained a lot of weight from the previous growth ultrasound. I was told that what he gained was still in the normal range and that he was fine and to continue my kick counts. The next evening when I did my kick counts, I noted that they were still in the "normal" range, but they took longer than normal to get. The next morning, I once again settled in to do my kick counts...I got two in one hour. I then got some juice, and redid them....one in the hour. I took a shower thinking that would stimulate my little one, it did not. I then headed to the labor delivery triage at the Hospital(it was a Saturday). I told them I had not gotten my kick counts and then waited...and waited...when I was finally called, I was brought in to have a non stress test. After 30 minutes to an hour, it was determined that he was not reacting, but he did have a heartbeat. I was taken for a biophysical profile. He scored 2 total on this. (I think they need at least 8 out of 10 to pass). Two doctors then came in a told me that I needed to be induced immediately. I asked them if he would be okay, and they could not tell me. I was induced, and monitored carefully. I delivered our little boy at 7:21 AM on March 9th. He had the cord wrapped around his neck and a true knot in the cord...I honestly believe that kick counting saved his life...we would not have this happy little guy without it." - Miranda, Hayden's mom
Tracking Fetal Movement Saves Babies
We are thrilled every time we learn that a baby has been saved because expectant parents knew the importance of tracking fetal movement. Just click on the beautiful faces below to discover how Count the Kicks saved each of their lives.
An informed mom. A miracle baby.
The doctor said her blood levels were so low she wouldn’t have made it if we had waited another 10 minutes to deliver her. Because of your campaign, I was more aware of her movement and able to bring attention to a problem and save her life! – Erica, Chesney’s mom
Count the Kicks works.
Thank you, Count the Kicks, for everything you do to educate people about kick counting. It doesn’t cost anything, but its results are priceless. – Amanda, Preston’s mom