Blog – Stillbirth Matters

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

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……

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

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

If I knew then……

Dealing with platitudes is a common part of the grief experience. Many well-meaning people say them in an attempt to make grieving individuals feel better. We frequently hear things like “it was meant to be” or “things happen for a reason”. These two phrases, in particular, emphasize a fatalistic view of the situation. In other words – this is what was going to happen and was supposed to happen regardless of what the people involved said or did.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness – 2018

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC, Executive Director October is here again – and we have another opportunity to recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month!  Last year, Star Legacy focused on

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

Helping Children Grieve – Marian Sokol, PhD, MPH

Chris Duffy’s guest for this episode of the Stillbirth Matter’s Podcast is Marian Sokol, Ph.D., MPH.  Dr. Sokol is currently the Executive Director of the Children’s Bereavement Center of  South Texas in San Antonio. Marian

Being A Dad With Help

by Jason Pratt Star Legacy Foundation Board Member “It’s time to go,” I said as I pushed my wife, Tandy, in a wheelchair toward the elevator of the labor and delivery ward.  We passed by

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