Am I Still a Mother?
A Special Mother’s Day Message by Sherokee Ilse Some people may find it strange that those who have had a child die want to be recognized on Mother’s Day, too. Mother’s Day is a special day of remembering the love of our own mother, grandmother or special women in our lives, but also […]
April 25, 2012
A picture is worth a thousand words…and possibly your baby’s life too.
by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I LOVE pictures of my kids. I mark the major milestone dates with pictures, I try to get pictures of the little faces I don’t want to forget, and I send pictures to family members assuming they want them as much as I do! Those pictures tell us so much […]
April 12, 2012
Counting Kicks is Easy as 1-2-3
By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Kick counting during pregnancy seems too easy to be valuable – right?!? Many healthcare providers and pregnant women do not recognize the importance and potential benefit of something so simple. Despite all the controversies and unknowns surrounding stillbirth, nearly all major health care, obstetric, pregnancy care, and babyloss organizations around […]
March 30, 2012
The end of stillbirth is near…….
This is it…..the last posting we’ll ever have to make about preventing stillbirth! You see, I just figured out how to get some attention to the matter and motivate the healthcare industry to get with it! It goes like this…… So – I’m going to win the $640 million dollar power ball tonight. I’ll take […]
March 19, 2012
Supporting Stillbirth Families
At the Stillbirth Summit 2011, the Saturday sessions were dedicated to supporting stillbirth families. One of the more touching presentations was made by Pat Flynn, Sherokee Ilse, Vicki Phillips, and Sue Steen. These amazing women have all spent many, many hours beside families as they endure some of life’s hardest moments. Their “Let’s Not Rush” […]
March 12, 2012
What More Could My Doctor Do? Redefining High Risk Pregnancy
by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I felt fortunate with my pregnancies. With my first, I was not considered “high risk”, and I was thrilled that meant I didn’t need extra testing, medications, etc. To me, it meant that as long as I did everything the books and my doctor told me to do, I’d have […]
March 7, 2012
Lessons Learned From Dr. Suess
By Shauna Libsack As a young mother, I subscribed to a children’s book club believing that reading was fundamental to the future success of my cherished children. We received a Dr. Seuss book every month and they would literally rip open the box and demand that the newest addition to our library be read right […]
February 9, 2012
Stillbirth – the need for partnership…..
by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I am often asked how the Star Legacy Foundation developed its focus and mission. It actually is fairly simple. In my “real” job, I am a nurse practitioner. I have always worked in pediatrics, so I don’t pretend to know women’s health well. But, I do consider myself an educated […]
February 1, 2012
Behind every healthy baby is a healthy placenta
By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Stillbirth Mom and Founder Star Legacy Foundation Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD of Yale University School of Medicine was the first researcher to present his work at the Stillbirth Summit 2011 in October. He is doing extensive research at Yale to investigate the role of the placenta in pregnancy health and outcomes. […]
January 25, 2012
Mother Knows Best!
by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, and Mom We all know and accept that mothers are incredible beings with even more amazing powers. I remember during my childhood wondering how in the WORLD my mom knew some of the things she did! On occasion, I can see the same wonder in my kids’ eyes. How did she […]