Count the Kicks is the evidence-based campaign of Healthy Birth Day, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded by five women who each experienced a stillbirth or infant death.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests roughly 1 in every 162 pregnancies ends in stillbirth for Wyoming mothers, with more than 21,000 families affected across the country each year. Stillbirth is commonly defined as the loss of a baby at 20 weeks gestation or greater during pregnancy.
Expert research shows nearly 30 percent of stillbirths can be prevented when expectant parents learn how to monitor their baby’s movements once a day starting at 28 weeks. On average 40 babies are stillborn every year in our state¹. By replicating the evidence-based stillbirth prevention campaign Count the Kicks, we have the potential to save 1 in 3 at-risk babies in Wyoming, that’s an average of 13 babies saved every year²!
To learn more about Count the Kicks, please click here! https://countthekicks.org/
1. Number based on dividing 1000 by the 5-year average stillbirth rate. Stillbirth data is from CDC Wonder. Fetal Deaths does not include abortions.
2. Number based on 5-year average stillbirth rate, multiplied by the 32% reduction seen in Iowa. Stillbirth data is from CDC Wonder. Note stillbirth rate is calculated by: Fetal Deaths/Total of
Live Births + Fetal Deaths*1,000