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, […]
November 10, 2014
What is IUGR?
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) is receiving a lot of attention recently as it relates to perinatal loss. I am very encouraged by this and the promising studies that are being done. A recent video has been circulating through social media that highlights the issue. I’ve been getting many […]
September 14, 2014
Stillbirth – a description, not a diagnosis
This spring, Star Legacy Foundation held our first essay contest! Potential entrants were encouraged to send in an essay explaining what they would like researchers and health care providers to know about their stillbirth experience and what they have learned in their grief. Jackie Sondrol submitted the winning entry. Her essay was printed in the […]
July 14, 2014
Where Are The Health Professionals??
by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP My mind is still spinning from the incredible presentations and discussions at Stillbirth Summit 2014! There were a few ‘themes’ that emerged from the dialogue. Some were just questions that were asked more than once. One of those questions was “Where Are The Health Professionals??” I, too, was discouraged […]