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May 13, 2020

What We Can Control……

By Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP,CPLC – Executive Director  To say that we are living in unusual, confusing, and stressful times is an understatement.  There have been many attempts to define or even characterize the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on us as a society.  In my opinion, they fall short because every […]


April 22, 2020

Good Data: The First Step toward Stillbirth Prevention in the United States

From the International Stillbirth Alliance’s Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group stillbirth series The significance of stillbirth around the world has been documented. Unfortunately, awareness of the issue in our society and commitment by organizations and health systems to addressing it has been scarce. While the majority of the world’s stillbirths occur in low-resource settings, the numbers […]


April 1, 2020

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we never would have imagined just a few short weeks ago.  Unfortunately, many of life’s other challenges continue – including miscarriages, stillbirth, and neonatal death.  Even worse, the families enduring these losses in this unusual time may have even less support than they would otherwise.  We […]


March 6, 2020

Confronting Racial Disparity in Pregnancy & Infant Loss

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC – Executive Director One of the most concerning statistics around stillbirth and infant death is the racial disparity.  African American and Native American stillbirth rates are double the rates of other groups.  Star Legacy recently published the US Stillbirth Scorecard that highlighted this issue.  Racial disparity has […]


February 1, 2020

I’m not bossy… I’m a Mom!

There is an unwritten narrative about pregnancy that it is a condition causing women to be vulnerable, weak, helpless, and in need of protection


October 24, 2019

The Stigma of Stillbirth

Chris Duffy visits with Danielle Pollock, a PhD candidate from the University of South Australia about the stigma of stillbirth


October 10, 2019

Sometimes Things Just Happen

Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC When my son was stillborn, I was trying desperately to understand how this could have happened.  My medical training was failing me in that regard because it made no sense that a healthy baby at the end of a healthy pregnancy in a healthy mother could end […]


August 22, 2019

Lessons learned from the Stillbirth Summit 2019

The Stillbirth Summit is one of the most inspiring events we host at Star Legacy Foundaton. It’s my personal favorite because it addresses what I needed to heart shortly after y son was stillborn……


February 4, 2019

How stillbirth has changed me as a physician…

In this month’s episode of the Stillbirth Matters podcast Chris Duffy visits with Dr. Derek Brown. Derek Brown is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician practicing in San Antonio. He is currently completing an Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine fellowship and pursuing a Master of Public Health. He and his wife, Jenna, recently started the […]


December 20, 2018

Mom-Shaming……

“Mom Shaming” has become a common activity in our society.  The fact that there is even a term for something so sad is heartbreaking to me.  Motherhood is HARD.  We would all be better at it if we had the love and support of fellow moms rather than criticism and judgment.  There are many social […]


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