Shannon Vaccaro,

Nebraska Ambassador

My name is Shannon Vacaro, and I am the Nebraska Ambassador for Count the Kicks. I live in Omaha, NE with husband, Tony, and our living son, Vinny. We also have two angels in Heaven, Alfy and Anna (lost to miscarriage in June of 2016).

Alfy, our first child, was stillborn on April 6, 2012 at 28 weeks after we discovered he had died at our routine 28-week appointment. My world was turned upside down and my heart was shattered. I had no idea stillbirth still occurred.

In finding Count the Kicks, I have found a way to educate other mothers on the possibility of stillbirth. I’ve also been working diligently in Nebraska to educate providers on Count the Kicks and the conversations they should be having with their patients – a conversation I wish would have occurred with me.

In Nebraska, please let your provider know about Count the Kicks and the free resources available to them thanks to the Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative. By opening the communication lines, babies can be saved!

Learn more about Nebraska’s Count the Kicks program.

Learn more about Shannon and her work with Count the Kicks here.

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