health professionals

Why We Do What We Do…..

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC, Executive Director I am often asked if it is hard to be engaged in work regarding stillbirth on a daily basis.  Yes – but no!  The

Where is the curiosity?

  A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education. —Smiley Blanton by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC, Executive Director, Star Legacy Foundation When my son was stillborn, I was told that ‘these

Stillbirth Summit 2017

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC I wasn’t going to write a blog this month because I felt like there were so many wonderful things that happened at the Stillbirth Summit –

Evidence-based practice versus patient-centered care

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care are two very popular buzz words in health care, but they often don’t make sense to the general public and can be conflicting

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

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

A father’s advocacy never ends.

by Dale Fuller, Star Legacy Foundation Board Member I hope Landon is proud of me today. This year I’m celebrating Father’s Day with an empty highchair at our dinner table.  Two years ago we lost

Sometimes These Things Just Happen

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP,. CPLC I am often asked  – How is Star Legacy Foundation different?  I usually give a long-winded answer about our programs and amazing volunteers.  Today, the answer that

How Can I Make Sure This Never Happens Again??

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC The two most common questions I hear from stillbirth families are: 1. Why did this happen? 2. How can I make sure this never happens again? For the

Should We Be Scared?

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC “I don’t want to scare my patients.” I hear this from obstetricians on a regular basis.  And, at first, it seems caring and comforting.  However, as I