Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Welcome to October! In the US, it is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. And it is a bittersweet month for me. It is amazing because we have an entire month to hold special events or wear PAIL ribbons and pins. We have a sense of community […]
September 15, 2015
Star Legacy Foundation Kicks Off Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month With Annual Run/Walk Event!
October was designated as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month in October of 1988 by President Ronald Reagan. It’s an important time for us all to remember the babies, reflect on what has been accomplished and recommit to our vision that one day – pregnancy & infant loss will truly be a rare event. Star […]
August 24, 2015
How Can I Make Sure This Never Happens Again??
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC The two most common questions I hear from stillbirth families are: 1. Why did this happen? 2. How can I make sure this never happens again? For the second question – I have found great comfort in doing whatever I can to support stillbirth research. From a large, public […]
July 14, 2015
Should We Be Scared?
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC “I don’t want to scare my patients.” I hear this from obstetricians on a regular basis. And, at first, it seems caring and comforting. However, as I think about it more, it can be condescending, paternalistic, and unethical. When we are scared, we are simply nervous or […]
June 16, 2015
A Father’s Love: Promises For My Angel
By Star Legacy Foundation Board Member, Chris Duffy in honor of Father’s Day 2015. On November 2, 2014 at 4:47 p.m., our family was robbed. Robbed of a beautiful red-haired girl with so much potential. Our daughter, Reese Christine Duffy, was born without a heartbeat less than 24 hours before her scheduled delivery. The […]
May 6, 2015
Mother’s Day 2015
A guest blog by Star Legacy Foundation Board Member Shannon Renfro May is my favorite month. In Springtime, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and there are signs everywhere of new life. It is a wonderful time to celebrate new beginnings and make new memories. It is the month we celebrate Mother’s Day, which honors […]
February 25, 2015
Home Fetal Monitoring and One Devoted Grandfather
This month we are honored to have a guest blog by someone who knew all too well the story about stillbirth – she has lived it her entire life as she watched her father push forward his passion for preventing these needless tragedies. And then she had her own brush with tragedy……. read on…. Guest […]
February 1, 2015
Do We Really Need OBs?
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Looking at many of the trends in obstetric care of recent years, it appears that obstetricians aren’t really needed. The increasingly-popular desire toward home deliveries further supports this point. There are many rules that tell our OBs exactly what to do, when to do it, and how to […]
January 10, 2015
A blog about blogs
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC I feel the need to speak up for stillbirth families in regard to the multitude of blogs, articles, and beliefs that circulate about us as grieving families and about pregnancy and childbirth in general. The judgmental tone of much of this information makes it clear that these individuals […]
December 6, 2014
Umbilical Cord FAQ
By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Umbilical cord accidents continue to be the number one topic I hear about in emails and phone calls from pregnant or grieving families. The reasons for this are many. I do not claim to be an expert on umbilical cord issues, and the topic has been poorly researched. However, […]