Count the Kicks is a UK registered charity that aims to empower mums to be with knowledge and confidence throughout their pregnancy.
A baby’s movement indicate its wellbeing and by understanding their baby, mums can be empowered to trust their instincts and ensure the healthy delivery of their baby, but to enjoy your pregnancy.
Touch wood and thank goodness I haven’t experienced still birth, but I am a very anxious mum to be (I’ll tell you why properly at some point, but I’ve suffered repeated miscarriages in the past). I discovered this great campaign when I was about 18/20 weeks pregnant and ordered a few bits from their website including the kick counter (it’s the purple band in the photo). I wear my counter every day to monitor how many periods of movement my little one has. There is no set amount, what the band is telling me to do is keep an eye on things, even when I’m busy and keep an eye on what’s normal for me. This little genius band has kept me sane in between midwife appointments, and for when I was in my second trimester and feeling movement for the first time. I can’t praise this little invention enough.
All of us mums to be should feel empowered to know and trust our own instincts and have the knowledge to know what we are looking out for.
There is so much information available on http://www.countthekicks.org.uk for mums and dads to be. And you can buy the band online on their website in a range of colours. It’s a great campaign and a great charity to support.
Chloe’s story (the reason behind the charity) is an extremely hard read for a pregnant lady, it’s absolutely heart breaking, but again helps to inform about what you should be looking out for.
I’m wearing my cute little pink feet badge with pride x