Moments that take your breath away…..
by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Today, I was picking my son Grant up from camp. I told the counselor his name and this young man then turned around and said, “Garrett Wimmer, your mom is here.” Names often sound alike and can be changed around in the midst of noise and other distractions. But […]
July 20, 2012
Blood tests during pregnancy?
by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP When I mention the quad screen or AFP or other similar tests to my friends, most tell me that they refused them when they were pregnant. Why? The answer is that most women know these tests as the “Down Syndrome tests” – so they feel there isn’t a reason to […]
July 12, 2012
Busting Pregnancy Myths……
By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP My family is a huge fan of the show Mythbusters. If you haven’t seen it, this group of scientists/engineers/mathematicians/Hollywood stunt men find common myths in our society and test them to see if they are true, false, or possible. I’m continually impressed by the amount of effort they put into […]
June 28, 2012
First You Cry…….Twice (A story of Grandparent Grief)
by Shauna Libsack I am so honored to have my submission to the brand new ezine “Still Standing” published in a recent issue. I would encourage you to subscribe to this free publication if you haven’t already. Just one more excellent example of the move to ‘get the word out’ that stillbirth can and does happen […]
June 15, 2012
A Special Message for Fathers…..
By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP It seems like Mother’s Day was just yesterday. For those of us with children in heaven, we know how difficult these special days can be. Now, it is time for Dad’s turn. My husband hasn’t ever experienced a “typical” Father’s Day. On his first Father’s Day, I was pregnant with […]
June 12, 2012
Making the world brighter for babies, one star at a time!
The Star Legacy Foundation and First Candle are partnering to offer a unique opportunity for parents and families to honor their children and recognize the efforts of so many who are committed to issues surrounding stillbirth and SIDS. Financial and moral support is needed to help promote the research collaboration that happens best when people […]
May 17, 2012
My baby is dead? What happened?
We invite you to answer a brief survey after you read this post.. click here to go to the survey. by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I was 26 years old, had been married for 3 years, and I was thrilled to be starting a family. My pregnancy had been perfect and I thought I was […]
May 10, 2012
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 […]