What is a sibling?
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC As I write this, it is National Sibling Day. I have to admit that I had no idea this day existed until Facebook started telling me so, but I love the idea. Siblings are an integral part of our childhood and adulthood. My brother plays a key role […]
April 2, 2017
Announcing – Stillbirth Matters Podcast!
Episode 1 – 0417 We are excited to announce our newest venture: a podcast! The “Stillbirth Matters” monthly podcast hosted by Chris Duffy will provide relevant information about stillbirth and pregnancy loss featuring experts from across the globe. Episode 1 of the “Stillbirth Matters” podcast features a Q&A with Star Legacy Foundation Executive Director, Lindsey […]
March 21, 2017
The Memory of You
We received this music video from Minnesota musician Jason Matsch, who wrote and recorded the song “The Memory of You” after learning that his friends lost their daughter to a stillbirth. Jason says, “If you are moved by the song, please consider donating to the Star Legacy Foundation by visiting starlegacyfoundation.org. I am receiving no financial compensation for this song.” […]
March 16, 2017
We gain wisdom when we accept we don’t already have it. — Unknown
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC The first step in many journeys is to admit our shortcomings. It’s not an easy thing to do and why many people refer to the ‘first step’ as being the hardest. It’s challenging to approach something that makes us feel inadequate. Yet, we gain the most when we […]
February 16, 2017
What does it cost?
by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Whenever a new idea is introduced into medicine, one of the first questions is – “How much will it cost?” This is frustrating to me because it gives the impression we are more worried about money than the health, life, and well-being of human beings. However, I also understand […]
January 24, 2017
I am often asked some very difficult questions about the medical community’s efforts to prevent stillbirth and other poor pregnancy outcomes. Why do I have to have 3 miscarriages before they will do any tests? Why was my doctor willing to induce me at 40 weeks once he knew my baby had died – but […]
November 17, 2016
Evidence-based practice versus patient-centered care
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care are two very popular buzz words in health care, but they often don’t make sense to the general public and can be conflicting principles. I attended a lecture last week by Dr. Sixto F. Guiang on this very topic at the annual meeting […]
September 18, 2016
Actions to Reduce Stillbirth
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC Hola from South America! I had the pleasure of spending this week in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Joint Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID). In addition to visiting a beautiful country […]
August 22, 2016
The power of awareness…..
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC I think almost every parent I know who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss has been told, “Sometimes these things just happen.” It is supposed to make us feel better because it isn’t our fault and nothing could have been done to prevent it. And to some people at […]
July 13, 2016
One step at a time…..
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Grief is often described as a ‘journey’ – and I understand why. My journey with stillbirth began 12 years ago this month. I’m still not sure what the ‘destination’ is, but I would describe it as a long hike. At the beginning of the hike, I was standing […]