Amy Buckler

In October 2017 my daughter Elidi was born 7 weeks premature when I went into my maternity assessment unit as her movements had reduced significantly, which I knew was unusual. After an hour of monitoring, Elidi was born via emergency caesarean with her cord wrapped around her legs once and then round her neck twice really tightly, restricting the oxygen flow from the placenta so she had stopped moving to conserve the little energy she had left. I'm incredibly lucky I knew to ring the hospital and go in when I did, as my community midwife informed me of the importance of baby's movements and the Kicks Count campaign. Not every woman is as lucky as I am and sadly the UK has the third highest still birth rate in the developed world. I'm taking part in the Great North Run to raise money for Kicks Count to produce waiting room banners about the importance of reduced movements so more families will be informed. Running isn't a strength of mine so 13.1 miles is going to be a huge challenge, but one I'm looking forward to! I'd be so grateful for any donation.

Amy Buckler