Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-07-18 18:13:32 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — Stillbirth is a sad reality for many families. There are new resources that can help prevent another heartache for expecting parents.
Whether someone is a new parent or an experienced parent, the pregnancy journey is thrilling, but everyone can be worried.
Even with proper prenatal care and regular visits, some families are hit by catastrophic news. Stillbirth is the death or loss of a baby after the 20th week of pregnancy or during childbirth. According to the CDC, this affects the birth of 1 in 160 people.
“The cord can wrap around a child’s neck,” said Julia Taylor, Nevada’s “Count the Kicks” ambassador.
Happy Birth Day, a non-profit organization, helps educate parents who are looking forward to the importance of tracking their baby’s movements, especially in late pregnancy.
“Counting kicks” Is an app for mothers to monitor a bunch of joy, know what’s normal, and record changes.
Two mothers, Mariana Falvey, say they used this program during both pregnancies.
“When I thought about this app, I was relieved to know that I was keeping track of my baby and how it lived, and that he was still active. When he had an arrhythmia, we were a little scared. “Falbay said.
“If it takes 10 minutes to reach 10 kicks and then suddenly it takes an hour or an hour and a half to reach the same amount, be aware of that. You give it to your doctor. I want you to know, “Taylor said.
Instead of tracking a paper kick, the app makes it convenient and gives individuals access to use it at their fingertips.
You should notify your doctor if there are any changes.
“Trust you Mama Gut.. After all, that’s right, “Falbay said. “You think you’re crazy and people say you’re wrong, Mama Gut If you tell me, please listen. ”
“If you find a problem early, you can save your baby’s life at that point. That’s what we’re looking for, and it’s about saving your baby’s life,” Taylor said.
This app is available on the IOS store and Google Play store.