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

Other Resources

CDC: FAQ on COVID-19 as it relates to pregnancy and breastfeeding 

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?

ProPublica: What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know 

Everyday Health: Why You Shouldn’t Miss Your Ob-Gyn Wellness Visit Because of the Pandemic

Maternal Mental Health Alliance Leadership Alliance: COVID-19 Resources page

New York Times: Pregnant and Worried About Coronavirus? Experts Weigh In

Black Women’s Health Imperative: Culturally relevant tools and tips about health and safety, emotional wellness, parenting, healthy lifestyles and financial literacy during the pandemic. Everything we know (so far) about giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic

Everyday Health: Contraception and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Is Affecting Pregnancy Plans

Everyday Health: The Lasting Impact of COVID-19: How Will It Affect Our Mental Health?

Online Counseling Programs: Resources for New Parents During the Pandemic

Video: How to Count Kicks

Video: Count the Kicks FAQ

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