Cerys Elliott

I have never done anything like this publicly before so first of all thank you for accessing the link, any support is appreciated. I’m raising money for Kicks Count because it's a small charity on a big mission - preventing babies' being stillborn.

Even if you can’t donate you can share this info, page and charity which will help raise awareness. I often wonder if I knew more about the importance of baby’s movements would our outcome have been different.

In 2017, the latest published statistics, 2,873 babies were stillborn in the UK. That was a decrease of 7.7% from 2016 and the lowest number since records began. A difference is being made, but there is still work to do. NINE new lives are still being lost every single day and that's too many.

Why is the awareness Kicks Count raise so important?

Around half of mothers who had a stillbirth noticed their baby slowed their movements beforehand. If a baby is getting less nutrients or oxygen, they often move less to conserve energy. Most of the time, a baby moving less is found to be absolutely fine, but it's vital that mums recognise and report the potential warning sign.

I hope you agree it's a great cause. Your donation will make a difference and will be put to good use, ensuring more babies' arrive safely.

Cerys Elliott