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February 1, 2018

The Placenta and What it Tells Us – Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD

Our podcast guest is Dr. Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD.  Listen as Chris Duffy visits with him about his research of the placenta and pregnancy outcomes. Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit at Yale. His […]


January 24, 2018

Is the fear of litigation holding back progress in the prevention of stillbirth in the US?

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC I often hear that obstetricians and midwives are hesitant to tell their patients about stillbirth or other potential poor outcomes of a pregnancy.  The biggest reason is that they don’t want to scare anyone.  It may not be helpful, but the underlying motivation is caring and trying […]


December 14, 2017

Side Sleep – What does it mean?

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Star Legacy Foundation is honored to be partnering with Tommy’s in the UK and Still Aware in Australia to promote worldwide information about safe sleep positions during pregnancy. Help us share the new video published about this topic. As with any new information or research, there are […]


December 4, 2017

Pregnancy After A Loss – Joann O’Leary, PhD

This month Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Joann O’Leary on the topic of pregnancy after loss.  Dr. O’Leary, holds a B.E.S. and a Masters in Maternal-Child Health from the University of MN. She also has a Masters in Psychology through research from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her Ph.D. is in Work, Community and Family […]


November 13, 2017

Stillbirth Summit 2017 –

The 2017 Stillbirth Summit was once again a great success.  We are extremely grateful to all of the researchers from all around the world who came together to share their work and the health professionals and families who joined them.  As the videos are edited we will make them available.  The full agenda with links to the […]


November 1, 2017

Raising Awareness:  What’s the point??

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN,CPNP, CPLC October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  It has been a wonderful time for families to share their stories and encourage others to do the same.  But, we and others often wonder if this accomplishes anything other than making ourselves feel better for telling the world about […]


October 20, 2017

Stillbirth Summit 2017 – I Have A Dream by Dr. Jane Warland

The 2017 Stillbirth Summit was once again a great success.  We are extremely grateful to all of the researchers from all around the world who came together to share their work and the health professionals and families who joined them.  As the videos are edited we will make them available.  The full agenda with links […]


September 5, 2017

Recurrent Miscarriage – Barbara Toppin, MD

  In this podcast episode Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Barbara Toppin on the topics of recurrent miscarriage and thrombophilia (clotting disorders) in pregnancy. Barbara Toppin, MD Dr. Toppin graduated from Wellesley College. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1982 and then completed her residency at Harlem Hospital, serving as Executive […]


August 25, 2017

How I’ve Changed…….

By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC I am not the same person I was before my son died.  I’ve changed. Some of that can be attributed to having more children and being older. But there are many days when I realize I probably see the world the way I do because of Garrett. I learned […]


August 17, 2017

No one is immune….. Katy Segal tells her story.

Stillbirth is a non-discriminatory destroyer of dreams – it doesn’t matter what your race, color, creed, marital status, age or religion is – whether you’re short or tall, whether you like chocolate or broccoli, gorgeous or plain Jane, poor or rich.  It. Can. Happen. To. You. – or someone you love with or without any […]


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