Home Doppler Ban Petition Goes To Downing Street

Home Doppler Device
Home Doppler Device
UK stillbirth and pregnancy charity Kicks Count has called on all stockists of home dopplers to discontinue stocking the devices in the future.  British retailer Mothercare has recently told the charity that they will discontinue the sale of home dopplers once existing stocks run out.  The charity’s call comes as they presented their home doppler ban petition to Downing Street on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

Elizabeth Hutton, CEO of Kicks Count will be joined in Downing Street by the charity’s ambassador Emma Crosby – journalist and broadcaster -  whose first baby was born healthy as a result of listening to advice from the charity after her baby suffered reduced movement.
Elizabeth Hutton, CEO of Kicks Count said:
“We are delighted that our petition calling on Theresa May to ban home dopplers now has over 12,000 signatures. We have been overwhelmed by the support shown by people across the UK and abroad who have expressed support for our campaign to ban these dangerous home doppler devices which provide false reassurance to expectant women and can lead to stillbirth.

“The news that Mothercare supports our message and has decided not to re-stock these products, is very welcome and we hope that other retailers will listen to the chorus of support for our campaign from the medical community including the Royal College of Midwives about the danger of these devices. “
“Our advice has always been that women should seek professional medical advice if they notice a change in their baby’s movements.  The presence of a heartbeat does not mean the baby is well, only that it is still alive.  If the baby is in distress, this is when medical attention should be sought. Waiting until they can no longer find a heartbeat means it is sadly too late to save that baby.”

For more information about baby movement visit the Kicks Count website:  www.kickscount.org.uk

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