Sen. Janet Petersen,

Healthy Birth Day
Board Member

In 2003 Brian and I lost our daughter Grace Elizabeth to a true knot in her umbilical cord after a healthy and uneventful nine-month pregnancy. We were shocked and heartbroken to lose our perfectly healthy-looking, beautiful baby girl. Although we will always wish Grace could be here with us, she has given us many gifts, including the strength and motivation to make stillbirth a maternal health tragedy of the past.

Janet is one of the five original founding moms of Healthy Birth Day, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that created the Count the Kicks campaign.