Information for expectant moms concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic
Count the Kicks cares about the health of expectant moms and their babies, and we want you to know we are here to help. For anyone who is pregnant or loves someone who is — we have essential information to help get babies here safely. On this page you’ll find evidence-based information to help you navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and keep your baby and yourself healthy.
Why is now an important time to Count the Kicks?
There may be changes to your regularly scheduled prenatal visits and an increase in telehealth visits. By paying attention to your baby’s movements every day in the third trimester, you will have the peace of mind to know when things are OK and when things have changed.
Now is a great time to use all the features of the free Count the Kicks app, including the ability to download and share data via text or email directly with your healthcare provider. You’ll also get daily reminders so you never forget to count kicks.
A message for public health officials
Evidence Based Birth: COVID-19 Resource Page
Harvard Medical School: COVID-19: Separating Infected Mothers from Newborns: Weighing the Risks and Benefits
Georgetown University School of Nursing: How Is the Pandemic Changing Perinatal Health Care?
Maternal Mental Health Alliance Leadership Alliance: COVID-19 Resources page
New York Times: Pregnant and Worried About Coronavirus? Experts Weigh In
Online Counseling Programs: Resources for New Parents During the Pandemic
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