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Mum saves her unborn baby's life by counting kicks

You just have a hunch - I think it's mother's instincts, more than anything

Emma Crosby

One Friday night, when TV presenter Emma Crosby was 41 weeks pregnant, she noticed her unborn baby had stopped moving.

Remembering advice given to her by midwives, she tried laying on her left side and drinking a glass of cold water - but once a couple of hours had passed with no further movement, she knew she had to take action.

Luckily, after an induced labour, baby Mary was born healthy - but if Emma hadn't known to phone for help, things could have been very, very different.

Every year in the UK there are more than 3,000 still births, 60 percent of which could have been prevented with better care.

Dr Hilary Jones joins us alongside Emma and little Mary to tell us more.

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