How We Hope to Save 119 Missouri Babies Every Year


As a former practicing Obstetrician, I know the power of kick counting and educated my patients on this life-saving method during the third trimester of pregnancy. This is exactly why, in my current role as the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director, I wanted to partner with Count the Kicks, a proven stillbirth prevention public health campaign.

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Saving Babies this New Year and Every Year

Our mission to save babies is only going to amplify in 2018. In the coming year, Count the Kicks will take a highly targeted approach to reaching at-risk and underserved moms who are more likely to lose a baby — and some startling statistics sparked the refinement of our approach.

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The Gift of Zach

Dear Zach,

It’s that time of year again and your absence is felt in every fiber of my being. The tears have been coming on a daily basis since Halloween. They have a mind of their own and occur in public places like the Target toy aisle while staring and wondering what you would have been into this year.

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