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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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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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Tough Questions


I am often asked some very difficult questions about the medical community’s efforts to prevent stillbirth and other poor pregnancy outcomes. Why do I have to have 3 miscarriages before they will do any tests? Why was my doctor willing to induce me at 40 weeks once he knew my baby had died – but […]



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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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Evidence-based practice versus patient-centered care


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care are two very popular buzz words in health care, but they often don’t make sense to the general public and can be conflicting principles.  I attended a lecture last week by Dr. Sixto F. Guiang on this very topic at the annual meeting […]



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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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A father’s advocacy never ends.


by Dale Fuller, Star Legacy Foundation Board Member I hope Landon is proud of me today. This year I’m celebrating Father’s Day with an empty highchair at our dinner table.  Two years ago we lost our son Landon to stillbirth at 38 weeks gestation, just a few days before his due date.  I had grown […]



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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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