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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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Is cord around the neck (nuchal cord) a problem or not?


Our guest blog this month is provided by our good friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Jane Warland of Adelaide, Australia.  We are grateful to Dr. Warland for all the work she is doing to prevent stillbirth.  If you have a question for Dr. Warland you can submit it here. —————————————————————————————— As I midwife I have […]



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Umbilical Cord FAQ


By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Umbilical cord accidents continue to be the number one topic I hear about in emails and phone calls from pregnant or grieving families.  The reasons for this are many.  I do not claim to be an expert on umbilical cord issues, and the topic has been poorly researched.  However, […]



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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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Obstetrics from a Pediatric Perspective


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP A frequent frustration of families who have endured a stillbirth is the feeling that their OB or midwife wasn’t worried about the baby until the actual delivery, or until it was too late.  The health professional in me defends these providers and wants to believe this isn’t true.  However,  I […]



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A picture is worth a thousand words…and possibly your baby’s life too.


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I LOVE pictures of my kids.  I mark the major milestone dates with pictures, I try to get pictures of the little faces I don’t want to forget, and I send pictures to family members assuming they want them as much as I do!  Those pictures tell us so much […]



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