News and stories Safe Arrivals Success Story from Jessica Little Clementine was born at 35 weeks when her worried mum gained the courage to report her concerns over movements and how unwell she felt. A fast-acting medical team delivered her by emergency c-section, getting to her just in time.Speaking about her experience in 2016, Jessica Home said: "I was going about my usual day feeling pretty sick and dizzy and kept having to sit down as I was worried I might faint. I hadn't been feeling well for a week and assumed it was just usual pregnancy aches and pains. By lunchtime I kept thinking that I hadn't felt her move much, but I just thought I was being over the top. I went for a walk with a friend and was struggling to push the pram as I felt so light headed, uncomfortable and out of breath but, again, I assumed it was just pregnancy stuff so ignored it. That evening I got into bed and fretted all night until 3am. Feeling more uneasy I decided to look for information about baby movements and in my bounty pack I came across a Kicks Count leaflet. It gave me the confidence to ring the hospital and ask for support. They were great and told me to go straight there to be checked over.I reached the hospital and only put two hours on the car as I thought I would be going home once they checked me. They put me on a monitor and asked if I realised I was having contractions - I thought I was having braxton hicks! After around 30 minutes of monitoring the doctor came in and said I needed to go straight to theatre, they had no time to waste as baby was distressed and her heart rate kept dropping. I really panicked as they said it was too urgent for them to wait for my husband to arrive, thankfully I had some lovely midwives who kept me calm.Clementine was born premature at 35 weeks, she was not breathing and had to be resuscitated. They discovered I had a full placental abruption and we were both lucky to be alive. I needed a blood transfusion and they whisked Clemmy to SCBU where she stayed for 12 days.It was only due to my instincts as a mother, the guidance of your Kicks Count leaflet and the great care I had at the hospital where the doctor/surgeon had made all the right choices for me that Clemmy is here with us today, and I and my husband understand that it could have been a totally different outcome."Every day in the UK, 15 babies die before, during or soon after birth. It's an uncomfortable statistic and a tragic reality for too many people. We are working hard to ensure more babies are delivered in time, just like little Clemmy. If in doubt, get checked out.