Casper, WY – According to the state officials, the Wyoming Department of Health is reportedly working to help expectant parents learn how paying attention to their baby’s movements can sometimes help prevent stillbirths.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests roughly 1 in every 162 pregnancies ends in stillbirth for Wyoming mothers, with more than 21,000 families affected across the country each year.
Stillbirth is commonly defined as the loss of a baby at 20 weeks gestation or greater during pregnancy.
Expert research shows nearly 30 percent of stillbirths can be prevented when expectant parents learn how to monitor their baby’s movements once a day starting at 28 weeks.
Count the Kicks, an evidence-based stillbirth prevention program, has a free app available in the iOS and Google Play app stores that offers expectant parents a simple, non-invasive way to get to know their baby’s normal movement patterns.