We will talk about the importance of kick counting in the third trimester to prevent stillbirth. Stephaney shares how her family has been affected by stillbirth and how she became involved in Count the Kicks, an evidence based stillbirth prevention public health awareness campaign for expectant parents in the 3rd trimester. We will discuss the evidence on kick counting and how Count the Kicks and Healthy Birthday’s public health and awareness campaigns are having a direct impact on stillbirth rates in the United States and abroad.
The Count the Kicks stillbirth prevention and awareness campaign is a project of Healthy Birth Day, Inc. The evidence-based Count the Kicks public health campaign teaches expectant parents the method for and importance of, tracking foetal movement daily during the third trimester of pregnancy. This proven campaign gives maternal healthcare providers and expectant parents the tools and resources they need to discuss the impact of stillbirth in an informative and empowering way.
Useful for parents to know (a great parenting tip): Babies start to learn language by hearing speech whilst in the womb. But the sound is muffled. A new study shows that within a few hours of being born, babies start to distinguish sounds and begin to tune into specific languages.
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New parents are often concerned about how to play with their baby and to what extent should they facilitate early infant development. New parents need to be guided in understanding the stages of motor development and the activities and toys babies will enjoy.
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I’m Ruth Bailey, a birth and postpartum doula in Austin, Texas. I recently started working with Gail as her Executive Assistant and am enjoying every minute of being part of the Spinning Babies magic behind the scenes. This past holiday I had the pleasure of attending 3 different births in a span of 4 days around Christmas Day. What a joy!
The SARS-CoV-2 infection disrupts the normal mix of gut bacteria, allowing harmful bacteria to enter the bloodstream and raising the risk for potentially life-threatening secondary bloodstream infections (BSIs), new research suggests.