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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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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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Clinical Concerns In The Rainbow Pregnancy


  By Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Executive Director, Star Legacy Foundation As I mentioned in my last blog, coping with a pregnancy after a loss are among the most commonly asked questions we get from stillbirth families.  Primarily, the questions we get are how to work with the physicians and midwives to manage the subsequent pregnancies. […]



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Somewhere Over The Rainbow…..


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Some of the most common questions we receive at Star Legacy Foundation deal with prenatal care during a pregnancy after a loss.  Thousands of families every year enter into pregnancies knowing first hand that too many pregnancies don’t have a happy ending.  Their past experiences shattered their sense of […]



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Actions Speak Louder Than Words…..


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Everybody hates clichés, platitudes, excuses, and empty words.  And if you have had a stillborn child, you have heard plenty of all of the above. These comments may come from our friends, family, health professionals, or even ourselves at times.  We try to make ourselves feel better or to […]



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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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Thinking outside the box……


Last October, Star Legacy Foundation hosted the Stillbirth Summit 2011.  After thinking about this type of an event for a while, we decided to pull the trigger and make it happen! There are so many fantastic people working on stillbirth prevention around the world.  Looking through some of those efforts, we discovered some similarities and […]



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Blood tests during pregnancy?


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP When I mention the quad screen or AFP or other similar tests to my friends, most tell me that they refused them when they were pregnant.  Why?  The answer is that most women know these tests as the “Down Syndrome tests” – so they feel there isn’t a reason to […]



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Stillbirth – the need for partnership…..


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I am often asked how the Star Legacy Foundation developed its focus and mission.  It actually is fairly simple.  In my “real” job, I am a nurse practitioner.  I have always worked in pediatrics, so I don’t pretend to know women’s health well.  But, I do consider myself an educated […]



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Behind every healthy baby is a healthy placenta


By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Stillbirth Mom and Founder Star Legacy Foundation Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD of Yale University School of Medicine was the first researcher to present his work at the Stillbirth Summit 2011 in October.  He is doing extensive research at Yale to investigate the role of the placenta in pregnancy health and outcomes.  […]



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