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The Mysterious Tree of a Newborn’s Life: The Push To Understand the Placenta


 By DENISE GRADY  Source: New York Times July 14, 2014 A print of a placenta was created by dipping the organ’s treelike branches in blue acrylic paint. The blood vessels that feed the branches were painted red before the blot was made. CreditMichael McMaster SAN FRANCISCO — Minutes after a baby girl was born on a […]



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Actions to Reduce Stillbirth


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC Hola from South America! I had the pleasure of spending this week in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Joint Conference of the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and the International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID).  In addition to visiting a beautiful country […]



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“What’s the truth about cord accidents?”


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I was asked this question earlier this week.  And it’s a very good question.  There are so many conflicting thoughts, ideas, and beliefs regarding the role of the umbilical cord in stillbirth.  So why is there so much confusion?  And, what is the truth? The truth is that umbilical cord […]



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The STARS Study is underway!


By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP The STARS Study is underway!! We at the Star Legacy Foundation are incredibly excited to share this news with you! One year ago at the Stillbirth Summit, a group of researchers, organizations, and stillbirth families began discussions about designing a research study. This group worked diligently over the last several […]



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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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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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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 […]



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