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We gain wisdom when we accept we don’t already have it. — Unknown


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC The first step in many journeys is to admit our shortcomings.  It’s not an easy thing to do and why many people refer to the ‘first step’ as being the hardest.  It’s challenging to approach something that makes us feel inadequate. Yet, we gain the most when we […]



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After a Stillbirth, Tests Can Help Pinpoint the Cause


Stillbirth mother Eleni Michailidis, is a founding member of the New York Chapter of Star Legacy Foundation.  We are extremely grateful to Eleni and her husband for sharing their very personal story.  By Catherine Saint Louis of the New York Times – March 9, 2017 Some 26,000 women in the United States give birth to […]



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Brooklyn Beauty Queen Shares Personal Pain to Raise Stillbirth Awareness


By Leslie Albrecht | June 26, 2015 10:28am | Updated on June 29, 2015 8:34am PARK SLOPE — A Brooklyn beauty queen is using her moment in the spotlight to bring attention to something no one wants to talk about: stillbirth. Marjorie Vail, Mrs. New York International 2015, lost her firstborn child in the delivery room 10 […]



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4th Annual Let’s Not Be Still Run/Walk


Watch KARE 11’s Pat Evans television interview with Chris Duffy. GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn–The Star Legacy Foundation, an Eden Prairie-based national nonprofit dedicated to stillbirth research, education, advocacy and awareness, will hold the 4th Annual Let’s Not Be Still! Pregnancy & Infant Loss Run/Walk on Saturday, September 24 at Staring Lake Park in Eden Prairie. This […]



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Christine’s Stillbirth Story


Christine Mom to Madison March 17, 2014 Chatham, New Jersey Source: Faces of Loss Our first child never saw the world. On March 17, 2014, we went into the hospital, 38 weeks pregnant, and they couldn’t find a heartbeat. Our lives shattered in an instant. We had had an uneventful first pregnancy up until that […]



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After Stillbirth, A Silent Delivery Room


By Jessica Naudziunas and Margaret Cheatham Williams on  June 22, 2015. Watch in Times Video » Silence of Stillbirth One in 160 pregnancies in the United States ends in stillbirth. Eleni Michailidis lost her baby, Alexander, at 38 weeks. This is her story. Dr. Eleni Michailidis, 38, gave birth to a stillborn son, Alexander, in […]



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Stillbirth Still Shocks


Newly formed NY Metro Chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation seeks prevention, research funding Imagine you are pregnant. After a long but happy nine months, you arrive at the hospital only to be blindsided by the most devastating news possible: your perfectly healthy baby has died, and no one can tell you why. Then imagine […]



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Mothers team up to break stigma about stillborn deaths to fund research


NEW YORK — It impacts all races and crosses all socioeconomic lines. Though recent reports say black women are twice as likely to have a stillbirth than women of other races, it is not a subject many want to talk about.  It is deeply personal and it is heartbreaking. But Samantha Banerjee and Hilary Hughes […]



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Stillbirth: tragic taboo harming our community


 By Lewisboro Ledger on April 15, 2016  Imagine you are pregnant. After a long but happy nine months, you arrive at the hospital only to be blindsided by the most devastating news possible: Your perfectly healthy baby has died, and no one can tell you why. Then imagine that the next words out of the […]



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Mary Alice and Amelia Pratt


The stories of Mary Alice and Amelia Pratt as told by their parents, Jason and Tandy Pratt.



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