Feedback We Have Recieved
“Today is my official due date. I went to bed last night with reduced movements and woke up this morning with little movement and a little bleeding. Because of your campaign I knew how to monitor movements and I knew this morning something was not quite right. I rang the hospital immediately and I don’t think I would have had the confidence to do this had I not be following your campaign. I was right to ring the hospital they have decided his time has arrived and are I inducing me now
Thank you so much first thing I will do when I get home is make a donation to this wonderful cause
Amiee x x”
“Just like to say thank you for making this charity i have just read Chloe’s story and it reduced me to tears.
I gave birth to my beautiful little girl Erin on the 24th November 2011. I had to be induced as she stopped moving. This was the 4th time i had to go to the hospital for reduced movements and every time i went in i was made to feel like i was wasting their time. Erin was born blue, floppy with the cord wrapped around her neck but she was ok. I believe if they had not induced me that day i could have a very different story to tell. Throughout the pregnancy i knew there was something wrong when i had these reduced movements. This charity is teaching women to believe in their instincts – Even when you think you may be ‘wasting their time’ because life is so precious.” Zoe Betts
“I just wanted to thank you for your campaign, as if it wasnt for you I may have not had my baby boy with me today. I heard about your website through a friend. Last year, sadly we lost a little boy at 21 weeks due to Edwards Syndrome, I met a friend through her sadness when she lost her little girl at 38 weeks. She stopped feeling her move and unfortunately was too late by the time she realised and got checked out.”…… Read more
“My name is Stephanie Evans. I am a student midwife (and qualified nurse) studying at the university of glamorgan. I attended the study evening at the village hotel, cardiff (angels & rainbows) in october. I felt it was a fantastic evening and very valuable. Your talk was both inspirational and touching. I, myself have also suffered a stillbirth at 26 weeks gestation and felt I could comprehend a lot of what you was saying. Luckily, I have also been blessed with 2 rainbows, my boys Kian and Jacob. Thankyou for your talk and I hope that your organisation helps empower both mums to be and midwives to speak up!”
“I am a supporter of count the kicks on Facebook and my son Frankie participated in the baby shoot last year to raise money through the Christmas cards you did. Not sure if this email will go through to Sophia, but I hope so as I wanted to share this story with you guys.“…. Read More
“Reading your story breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes. I cant imagine what you went through and the pain you feel each day. Reading from the start it was as if I had written it myself, only fortunately I had a happy ending, in which I feel extremely lucky. I admire that you have started this website and facebook page as people do tend to look something up in a magazine or google it, even I was guilty of it when my baby stopped moving. However our little boy was born without a minute to spare, they had to resuscitate him, after I hadnt felt him for over 24 hours. After reading your story I hugged him so tight and could not believe my luck(every day I wonder why I was a lucky one). If there is anything I can do to spread the word, let me know as it is something close to my heart and reading your story just made me so so so sad :( Even touched home when your little girls funeral was on my birthday. I hope she is watching over you and her new baby brother. Congratulations George is beautiful. Thinking of you xxxxx”
“Hi my name is Gina, I just wanted to thank you for your campaign, if it wasn’t for you I may have not had my baby boy with me today.
I heard about your website through a friend. Last year, sadly we lost a little boy at 21 weeks due to Edwards Syndrome; I met a friend through her sadness when she lost her little girl at 38 weeks. She stopped feeling her move and unfortunately was too late by the time she realised and got checked out.
Getting pregnant again after losing our little boy was hard, and esp. knowing about my friend kind of made my pregnancy harder as I worried about everything.
She told me about your campaign, and obviously because of when she lost her little girl, ‘counting the kicks’ was way important to her. (She is currently pregnant again too)… Read More
“Because of Sophia’s story my baby girl is here today and I am very grateful for this campaign and the awareness you have raised. My placenta was also detaching is why my daughter had stopped moving if I hadn’t read Sophia’s story and known the risks I wouldn’t of trusted my instincts to save my daughter’s life. I am now pregnant again and will be seeing my consultant this afternoon in order to prevent this happening again. Thank you Sophia and all the members of Count the Kicks campaign. X”
“I’ve just got my wristband thro. I also have a VERY active baby, so I use the wristband to count “episodes” of movements, rather than individual kicks or bumps – I’d be there all day otherwise – ha-ha!
Great idea and a really helpful and reassuring campaign too – I had a couple of instances in my first pg when I was terrified about lack of movement etc. The info in the campaign is making me feel much more confident about if/when I would need to call for help.
“Hello I have just come across your website by accident and wanted to get in touch to see if I can do anything to help.
My youngest son was delivered by c-section at 35wks last year after I noticed a reduction in his movements. He was born just in time and required emergency treatment and we are so fortunate and thankful for the healthy boy that is with us today. Had I left it a few more hours before going for a check up, it would have been too late?
Since that happened, I have started fundraising for the Tiny Lives Fund (which supports the scbu in Newcastle where Joseph was looked after) and now organise a programme of baby and toddler nearly new sales and exhibitions to raise money for them (there is more info on our events at www.tinylivesnearlynewsales.org.uk). Our next event is on the 19th March and I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to help you, eg handing out your flyers? I will add a link/banner to our website in the next couple of days but if there is anything I can do to support you at our next event please let me know. You’d be welcome to come and have a free stall if that was of interest. We had about 150 families attending our last event. I’ll also post a link to your website on the local netmums.com notice boards.
I think you are doing an amazing job with this campaign and will do what I can to support you.
Kind regards Marina Dodgson”
Just wanted to say I read your article in “Best” magazine (not my usual sort of read) It was beautiful done and very brave thing to do. It was lovely to see a pic of Chloe and George. They are both beautiful.
We lost our beautiful Ella on the 12th Nov 2010, she was 39 weeks term and we have never got any answers to why we lost her. As you know it is the most devastating thing ever. People like you give me strength to do what I’m doing. This year I dedicated myself to help the 3 main charities for stillbirth – SANDS, Tommys and yourselves. I beat the drum everyday and make sure people know about stillbirth and help get rid of the taboo.
Anyway, just wanted to say what a great job your charity does and to keep up the amazing work. I’ll do my best to raise as much money as possible for you on the 29th and hopefully raise the awareness of CTK. I’ll be in contact after the event.
You take care and hopefully little George is behaving himself.
“I actually found out about you via Twitter – and thought I’d drop you a line with my story.
I also wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. It is truly the most awful thing that can happen to a couple, and how much I respect and admire your campaign. As will become clear, it is because of people being prepared to talk and put themselves out there that a seed is sown, and when you have a doubt you get to hospital.
On a completely (and I hope you don’t find it strange?) note, I’m really happy for my story to be put on your website, I’m even happy to talk to journalists etc… but I kind of don’t want the ‘happy ever after’ pics, and I’d rather my name not be used as the reason I think my daughter is alive today, is because my sister in law had a still birth, and I think I have a duty to her not to dwell on it. If that makes sense?
I am also planning on running the London Marathon next year – had planned on approaching SANDS for a golden ticket: if you consider getting any (I know I’d have to guarantee x amount in sponsorship), please let me know, as somehow Count the Kicks is more relevant to me, as you will see.
Thanks” …. Read MY STORY
“I just wanted to send an email to say, thank you for this great website, i had never been told about kick counts when i was pregnant with my daughter who was stillborn at 35 weeks. this is great to read now and inform pregnant women”
“When that blue line appeared on the test, me and my husband were overjoyed.
We were going to be parents! It was a great way to end a fantastic 2 week honeymoon in Mexico. We broke the news to our family, friends and everyone was overjoyed. When I told a friend of mine she suggested I get a Count the Kicks counter. Naturally I wondered “What for? I’ll be fine” but as I knew she had recently gone through the loss of a baby and was very worried for any friend who was expecting, I respected her wishes and purchased one.”…. Read More
“I have been following Count the Kicks on Facebook and cannot express enough how much value and importance I see in your campaign. The only way I feel that I can express this is by telling you my story:
I had a perfect pregnancy. There was no morning sickness, no major cravings, no stretch marks and I put on barely any weight! (Hooray!) We were arguing over names on a daily basis (particularly boys names so it was a relief when we found out that we were having a girl!) Things were really coming together. After my twenty week scan I was gutted that there were no more scans due as I didn’t feel that I could wait that long to see my wee girl again! Part of me was delighted that I had to have a growth scan at 34 weeks as it meant I got to have another peek of her!”…. Read More
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