Welcome to Kicks Count
New name, same message
As you know we have been making lots of changes here at Count the Kicks over the last couple of years, and to allow us to continue to grow and reach our full potential we are making our most exciting change to date! As of today ‘Count the Kicks’ will be changing its name to ‘Kicks Count’. Our logo and colours etc will be staying the same.
This is an important step for us and reflects feedback we have had over the years from Midwives and healthcare professionals. Some midwives told us that the name felt like it was advocating the Count to 10 method, even though the information we provided was to get to know the baby's regular pattern of movement. By changing the name we hope to clarify our message and help us to reach more expectant parents with our advice on baby movement.
Kicks Count advocates the importance of understanding a baby’s movement patterns during pregnancy and we want to ensure that pregnant women understand our advice clearly. All the information in our leaflets has been written in conjunction with Department of Health, Public Health England, Tommys, Sands and representatives from RCOG and RCM.
Our key message is, and always has been, that there is no set number of kicks or movements that expectant mums should expect to feel.
The current rate of stillbirth in the UK is one of the worst in the developed world with 16 stillborn and neonatal deaths every single day. The UK Government has recently pledged to cut this figure by half. Kicks Count fully supports this ambition and will continue to campaign until stillbirths become a rarity in the UK.
Our new web address will be kickscount.org.uk although countthekicks.org.uk will continue to redirect to this site indefinitely. This means that any literature or products still in circulation with the old web address will continue to give the most up to date and relevant advice. Our facebook page will also change over to kicks count.
We hope to have your continued support and we look forward to reaching even more mums with our message. If you would like to read more about our name change you can visit our FAQ's
There are lots of questions both mums and dads will have throughout a pregnancy.
Kicks Count is a UK registered charity that aims to empower mums to be with knowledge and confidence throughout their pregnancy.
A baby’s movements indicate its wellbeing and by understanding their baby, mums can be empowered to trust their instincts, enjoy their pregnancy and ensure the healthy delivery of their baby.
Got a question about your pregnancy?
We are here to help answer your questions.
- If you are a mum-to-be, you can find lots of resources here.
- If you are a dad-to-be, you can find lots of resources here.
- You can also find out when to call your midwife by clicking here.
You can also explore our blog for latest news, offers and more.
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