Advocates want state to explore the poorly understood problem of stillbirths and its underlying causes. By Jeremy Olson Star Tribune APRIL 17, 2015 As the anesthesia wore off, Amanda Duffy kept her eyes shut. Before being sedated for an emergency Caesarean section, she had learned her baby had no identifiable heartbeat and only glimmers of brain […]
Our beautiful daughter, Savannah Hope Schumacher, was born an angel on October 9, 2015. She spent over 33 weeks being nurtured and loved by Jill and was lost to a terrible umbilical cord accident. And while taking this opportunity to celebrate and remember our precious child, we also want to share our story in hopes […]
Landon’s story as told by his parents Dale and Carrie Fuller.
Reese’s story as told by her Mother, Amanda Duffy.
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 […]
This month we are honored to have a guest blog by someone who knew all too well the story about stillbirth – she has lived it her entire life as she watched her father push forward his passion for preventing these needless tragedies. And then she had her own brush with tragedy……. read on…. Guest […]
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, […]
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. […]
By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Going through my email today, I had three notes from three different parents sharing their stories of umbilical cord issues. The first was a father wanting advice for helping his wife after she had recently delivered their stillborn child at 41 weeks. The cause was determined to be a cord […]