Kimberly Noble Piper

Kimberly Noble Piper

“As a nurse who has cared for families experiencing a loss and as a public health official with a focus on stillbirth prevention efforts, I have seen first hand that kick counting is an effective way to sense the baby’s well-being. Research shows that babies can be saved if expectant parents are educated about tracking their baby’s movements and immediately reporting any changes in the baby’s movement pattern to their health care provider.

Count the Kicks has developed an easy, effective tool that can be used by any pregnant woman to track her baby’s movement patterns and potentially save her baby’s life.

I think that anyone who takes care of an expectant mom should be providing them with information about how to monitor their baby’s fetal movements and that is best done through Count the Kicks.”

— Kimberly Noble Piper, Executive Officer for the Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders at the Iowa Department of Public Health and Project Director for the Iowa Stillbirth Surveillance & Prevention Programs