Another inspiring story from a Mum who didn't get to take her baby home just reached us here at Innermost Secrets. She experienced reduced movements later in her pregnancy (she was actually overdue) and sadly her little boy was stillborn. Dr Beattie is the patron of Count The Kicks, a charity encouraging mothers to monitor their baby's movements and seek help if they feel something is amiss. It was too late for this Mum but she has taken the brave step of raising awareness and raising funds at the same time for SANDS who research causes and support parents who have suffered a loss.
Sam and her colleagues and friends are going to walk 17 miles on 17th May 2012 in memory of her little boy and the countless others as we know that 17 babies are stillborn every day. Check out her fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/masonsmemorymiles and the work of SANDS locally and nationally. And if you're a mum to be, Count the Kicks!!