February 19: Count the Kicks

Erin for Friday

Please join us Friday morning to meet Kari Davis and learn more about her story and her mission. Kari Davis resides in Lexington, Ohio with her husband Marc, her busy 17 month old son Colton, and lots of pets. She works full time on night shift as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Ohio Health Mansfield Hospital and has been there for over fourteen years. Kari also works within her community to raise awareness about stillbirth, one of the least talked about pregnancy complications, and volunteers her time working as the Ohio Ambassador for a public health campaign called called Count the Kicks (countthekicks.org). Count the Kicks teaches expectant mothers the importance of monitoring and tracking their babies movements every day in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Kari became involved with Healthy Birthday (healthybirthday.org), the nonprofit organization behind the Count the Kicks campaign, after her daughter Harper was born still on March 5th, 2013.

Kari was honored as the winner of the 2014 PRISM Award for Compassion for her work within the community and was a nominee for the Health Care Worker of the Year in 2015 by the Ohio Hospital Association. Harper’s story is one of several featured on the Center for Disease Controls new stillbirth resource webpage

When Kari isn’t busy working or chasing after her son, she enjoys shopping for bargains, trolling the Internet for free samples and has a not so secret addiction to coupons and beauty subscription boxes. Kari and Marc are also very passionate about helping forlorn felines and have fostered and found great homes for over 26 stray cats over the years. Kari is currently six months pregnant with her third and final child and is trying not to eat too much ice cream, her favorite nutritious pregnancy snack. We are looking forward to meeting Kari this Friday and hope you come out to join us.


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