Courageous Advocates

Meet the powerful change makers turning their grief into fuel, shame into hope, and energy into action

Healthy Birth Day, Inc. has built a community of courageous supporters and powerful advocates for stillbirth prevention. These change makers help us raise awareness, push for systemic change, and empower expectant parents across the U.S. to advocate for themselves and their baby.

Learn more about how these courageous advocates are helping us bring stillbirth out of the shadows.

Advocates for Change

Our Founders

Healthy Birth Day, Inc. was founded by five Iowa moms determined to make our world a safer place to have a baby after they each lost a daughter to stillbirth or infant death.

What started as conversations over coffee – sharing tears, heartache, anger and unjustified shame of not being able to save their baby girls – quickly lit a spark amongst them to do something. Jan, Janet, Kate, Kerry and Tiffan decided to channel their grief into stillbirth prevention to keep other families from facing the pain of losing a baby.

Janet Petersen
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Tiffan Yamen
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Kate Safris
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Kerry Biondi-Morlan
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Jan Caruthers
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Count the Kicks Ambassadors are powerful advocates for stillbirth prevention who are committed to helping save babies across the U.S. Meet some of the Ambassadors helping to raise awareness and push for systemic change.

Heather Johnston Welliver
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Vu-An Foster
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Yuvelca Magdelana Reyes
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Nneka Hall
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Jasmine Abraham
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Learn more about our team of more than 50 Ambassadors representing 32 states and the District of Columbia.


Improving Birth Outcomes

We are committed to improving health equity and birth outcomes through programming, advocacy, and support. Learn more about our programs.

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