Star Legacy Foundation is a community of health professionals, families, researchers, policy makers, and advocates dedicated to healthy pregnancy outcomes and stillbirth prevention. We provide education, support research, offer family support, raise awareness, and encourage advocacy regarding pregnancy loss and neonatal death. Our focus is to prevent these stillbirths and ensure optimal care for families when prevention isn’t possible. Our passion comes from the memory of babies who left us too soon and the belief that every pregnancy deserves a happy ending.
We are honored to provide support and resources to families expecting a new baby or experiencing a pregnancy loss or neonatal death. This section offers information about keeping a pregnancy healthy, how to help a family experiencing a loss, resources available to bereaved families, and commonly asked questions.View Info for Families
Perinatal medicine is changing rapidly. We support research aimed at stillbirth prevention and care and work to bring emerging evidence to health providers. Additionally, we offer support and evidence-based resources to providers who care for families experiencing perinatal loss.View Info For Health Professionals
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization and we welcome others who share our passion for the prevention of stillbirth and support for families who experience these tragic losses. There are many ways to join our team or support our efforts.View Info for Get Involved
We will never forget the precious babies who left us too soon. Star Legacy Foundation initiatives are inspired by their memories. We honor and remember our ‘stars’ in this memorial. You are invited to remember these babies with us and add your own ‘star’. Memorial pages for individual ‘stars’ are also available.
On April 3rd 2019 I went into labor an delivery for severe pain up and down my whole left side. They hooked me up to the fetal monitor an my babys heartbeat was stronger than ever. They did an ultrasound on my kidneys an ovaries. They gave me some pain meds asked me if the pain was any better I said yes and they sent me home with no explanation. The next day april 4th I woke up feeling fine around 7pm I started cramping an was told that was normal by 11pm in a matter of a minute the pain had gotten so bad I couldnt even sit or lay down I could only stand straight up an down. I went back to labor an delivery . They couldnt find my daughters heartbeat they did an ultrasound and minutes after my ob came in an told me my daughter was gone and I had to have an emergency c section alone. My boyfriend wasnt aloud in there with me an they put me to sleep. I heard my daughters heart beat an was told she was perfectly healthy not even 24 hours before I was told she was gone. I was 37 weeks and 1 day when I had my daughter at 2:01 am on april 5th 2019. She was 6 pounds 18 and 3/4 inches long an the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I was later told that she passed away from a placenta abruption. I spent 3 days in the hospital holding my first childs lifeless body. Not a day goes by that I dont think about her .See all of our Stars here.
On the morning of July 1st, I called my doctor because I was having contractions. We drove to the hospital thinking I was going into labor. By 10AM we were told there was no heartbeat. Riain Aneja Dorasil was born at 5:01pm on July 2nd weighing 5lbs 5oz. His face is the most beautiful sight I could ever have imagined. I don't know how long I held him, only that it wasn't nearly long enough. Eternity wouldn't have been nearly long enough. I sang over him. I tucked him in and covered his bassinet with a blanket. I said goodbye. Night fell.See all of our Stars here.