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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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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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“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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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 […]



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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 […]



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