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Lillian Jean and Logan Liam Londroche


Lillian and Liam’s story as told by their mother Ashley Londroche.



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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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One step at a time…..


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Grief is often described as a ‘journey’ – and I understand why.  My journey with stillbirth began 12 years ago this month.  I’m still not sure what the ‘destination’ is, but I would describe it as a long hike. At the beginning of the hike, I was standing […]



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Memorial Day…. Then and Now


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC (This post was first published in 2013 and by request we are reposting for Memorial Day 2016!) I have fond memories of Memorial Day from my childhood.  We would go around to the cemeteries where my great-grandparents, great aunts and uncles, and grandma were buried.  It always took […]



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At least I’m not ‘high-risk’…..


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Pregnancies are usually characterized into high-risk and low-risk categories.  The ‘high-risk’ pregnancies are those that have documented and accepted risk factors for poor outcomes.  They include concerns like anatomical and genetic abnormalities in the baby, multiple gestation pregnancies, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and some maternal health conditions.  These […]



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Sometimes These Things Just Happen


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP,. CPLC I am often asked  – How is Star Legacy Foundation different?  I usually give a long-winded answer about our programs and amazing volunteers.  Today, the answer that sums it up best is this:  we believe we can do better.  When my son was stillborn 11 1/2 years ago, […]



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Is cord around the neck (nuchal cord) a problem or not?


Our guest blog this month is provided by our good friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Jane Warland of Adelaide, Australia.  We are grateful to Dr. Warland for all the work she is doing to prevent stillbirth.  If you have a question for Dr. Warland you can submit it here. —————————————————————————————— As I midwife I have […]



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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Welcome to October!  In the US, it is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  And it is a bittersweet month for me. It is amazing because we have an entire month to hold special events or wear PAIL ribbons and pins.  We have a sense of community […]



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Should We Be Scared?


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC “I don’t want to scare my patients.” I hear this from obstetricians on a regular basis.  And, at first, it seems caring and comforting.  However, as I think about it more, it can be condescending, paternalistic, and unethical. When we are scared, we are simply nervous or […]



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