SD Department Of Health And Count The Kicks Partner To Launch Stillbirth Prevention Campaign Throughout The State | Community

PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) is partnering with Count the Kicks, an evidence-based stillbirth prevention campaign, to educate expectant parents in South Dakota about the importance of tracking a baby’s movements daily in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Stillbirth is a national public health crisis. For South Dakota families, one in every 170 pregnancies end in stillbirth and families in the state are 10 times more likely to lose a baby to stillbirth than to SIDS.