Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2007
babykick (http://www.babykick.com), manufacturer of kickTrak Smart Kick Counter, is supporting Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month by raising awareness of the least talked about pregnancy complication--stillbirth. babykick today announces its partnership with the nation's leading organizations dedicated to infant health and survival--First Candle/SIDS Alliance and MISS Foundation.
Research has shown that daily monitoring of fetal movement can alert expecting mothers and their doctors to possible pregnancy problems, thus reducing the delay of intervention and the risk of stillbirth. kickTrak Smart Kick Counter offers expecting mothers an easy, reliable method for accurately recording their baby's movements during pregnancy.
"Over 70 new parents in the United States face the devastation of stillbirth every day," says Diep Nguyen, M.D., founder of babykick and the Babykick Foundation. "A simple educational effort will greatly reduce the number of stillbirths. Healthcare providers need to educate moms on the importance of kick counting, which is recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as a way for moms to check on their baby's well-being."
kickTrak is also available from First Candle (http://www.firstcandle.org) and the MISS Foundation (http://www.MISSFoundation.org) Web sites and babykick will donate a portion of proceeds from the online sales of kickTrak to each respective charity. The MISS Foundation provides crisis support and long term aid to families who have suffered the death of a child from any cause. First Candle is dedicated to the fight against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, miscarriage and stillbirth.
About kickTrak by babykick
babykick has one goal--a safe and healthy pregnancy for all expectant moms. babykick's kickTrak™ smart kick counter is a safe, reliable, non-invasive record-keeping device that helps mothers keep track of their baby's movement activity during pregnancy. Changes in the data can help doctors be aware of potential problems, protect a baby's health and help decrease pregnancy complications, including preterm birth and stillbirth. kickTrak also tracks pregnancy progress and times contractions when labor begins. For more information, visit http://www.babykick.com.
About Diep Nguyen, Founder of babykick
Diep Nguyen is a Los Angeles-based, board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and mother of three. She founded babykick and Babykick Foundation (http://www.babykickalliance.org) to promote a healthy pregnancy and prevent stillbirth through awareness, education, and advocacy of kick counting. Dr. Nguyen was the former medical director for the Oscar Romero Free Clinic and serves on the Board of Directors for First Candle/SIDS Alliance and Group B Strep International (http://www.groupbstrepinternational.org).