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Tag: Estimated Placental Volume

The power of awareness…..


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC I think almost every parent I know who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss has been told, “Sometimes these things just happen.” It is supposed to make us feel better because it isn’t our fault and nothing could have been done to prevent it. And to some people at […]



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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 […]



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Clinical Concerns In The Rainbow Pregnancy


  By Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Executive Director, Star Legacy Foundation As I mentioned in my last blog, coping with a pregnancy after a loss are among the most commonly asked questions we get from stillbirth families.  Primarily, the questions we get are how to work with the physicians and midwives to manage the subsequent pregnancies. […]



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Thinking outside the box……


Last October, Star Legacy Foundation hosted the Stillbirth Summit 2011.  After thinking about this type of an event for a while, we decided to pull the trigger and make it happen! There are so many fantastic people working on stillbirth prevention around the world.  Looking through some of those efforts, we discovered some similarities and […]



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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 […]



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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 […]



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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.  […]



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