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Side Sleep – What does it mean?


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Star Legacy Foundation is honored to be partnering with Tommy’s in the UK and Still Aware in Australia to promote worldwide information about safe sleep positions during pregnancy. Help us share the new video published about this topic. As with any new information or research, there are […]



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Raising Awareness:  What’s the point??


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN,CPNP, CPLC October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  It has been a wonderful time for families to share their stories and encourage others to do the same.  But, we and others often wonder if this accomplishes anything other than making ourselves feel better for telling the world about […]



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Stillbirth Summit 2017


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC I wasn’t going to write a blog this month because I felt like there were so many wonderful things that happened at the Stillbirth Summit – I can’t possibly do it all justice.  But we have received many comments and suggestions that have prompted me to […]



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Alexander Heazell, MBCHB, PHD, MRCOG


Episode 3 – 0617 Episode 3 – In this episode, Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Alexander Heazell of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.  Dr. Heazell is a stillbirth father himself and has dedicated his career to understanding stillbirth and furthering stillbirth prevention efforts. Dr. Heazell is Professor and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics […]



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Let’s Not Be Still 5K Run/Walk to be held on April 22nd


The New York Metro Chapter of the Star Legacy Foundation will be holding a Let’s Not Be Still! 5K run and two mile walk to raise money to support stillbirth and other perinatal loss education programs for local labor and delivery nurses and obstetricians on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. at North Hempstead Beach […]



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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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Pregnancy belt created by Canadian med student to save babies


Low-cost belt could lower risk of low birth weight, stillbirths in developing countries Allan Kember, a medical student from Summerside, P.E.I., has developed a pregnancy belt to help prevent low-weight babies and stillbirths in developing countries. (Allan Kember) A pregnancy belt designed by a medical student from Summerside, P.E.I., may prove an inexpensive solution to […]



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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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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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