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 […]
January 17, 2012
Cord Accidents – Myth or Reality???
by Lindsey Wimmer The Star Legacy Foundation is frequently contacted by couples that have been told their child was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident. Yet, many obstetricians will also say that babies are born all the time with a nucal cord (cord around the neck) and dismiss that as a cause of […]
January 13, 2012
Creativity – a powerful healing force….
by Lindsey Wimmer I admit that I am a new Pinterest junkie! I am more of a stalker than a contributor, but I absolutely love seeing the fabulous ideas and creativity of others. As a very left-brained person, I can definitely use the assistance in this area. My journey since my son’s stillbirth has introduced […]
January 6, 2012
Every baby matters…..
When thinking about a Star Legacy Foundation blog for 2012 we debated a number of titles but settled on “Stillbirth Matters” because of the play on words – because we are joined by thousands that believe every baby matters and because we hope to discuss all sorts of stillbirth “matters” or issues throughout the course […]
January 4, 2012
Confronting the elephant….
The Elephant in the Room “Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is being ignored or goes unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss. It is based on the idea that an elephant in a room would be […]