Michelle Riddy

During my pregnancy with Emily I was made aware of how important fetal movements are by Kicks Count (then called Count the Kicks) - my friends told me about them and I followed their page, I got the wristband and the app. I made myself aware, I learnt everything. I had their back up when I felt things were wrong, and because of the massive amount of info they provided I was able to argue and fight when I knew things weren't right. I trusted my instincts because of them, because of my friends. I was induced and my baby girl was born with the cord around her neck 3 times! She had been going in and out of fetal distress - knowing to track the movements, knowing movements shouldn't change like that - that knowledge and that back up saved my girl's life. So now I'm doing my first 10k for Kicks Count to help others.

I am also an Angel Mum - I have 4 Angels. I am doing my race just after the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week in their honour, to raise awareness, to help others, and just maybe it will help save a life or two. I race in their memory and in the memory of my friends' Angels too. I'm doing the Worthing 10k on 21 October 2018 for this reason.

Please, donate and help me, help Kicks Count, help save lives, thank you!

Michelle Riddy