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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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How Can I Make Sure This Never Happens Again??


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC The two most common questions I hear from stillbirth families are: 1. Why did this happen? 2. How can I make sure this never happens again? For the second question – I have found great comfort in doing whatever I can to support stillbirth research. From a large, public […]



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Welcome to the club………..


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I always resented the idea that I became part of a special ‘club’ when my first child was stillborn.  Knowing that there were thousands of moms like me made me feel less alone, but it didn’t make me feel better that so many other women knew the heartache of losing […]



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You’re Going To Be A Daddy!


We are honored to bring you this blog post by Sean Hanish.  Sean is a stillbirth dad first but also the author, director and producer of the movie, Return To Zero.  Please visit their website to learn how you can help make sure that a movie distributor will pick up this film and help Break The […]



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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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Healing hearts of those with Empty Arms…..


Many people believe that there are angels living among us who are here to help and guide us.    One of the most quoted verses of scripture to support the idea of angels living among us is found in Hebrews 13:2. “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Let me […]



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October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month


Image courtesy of First Candle by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP October is upon us!  For some it is a time for apple orchards, hay rides, pumpkin patches, and raking leaves.  For those who have suffered the death of a baby, October is also known as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month. We are reminded this […]



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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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