Blog – Stillbirth Matters

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

A Father’s Love: Promises For My Angel

By Star Legacy Foundation Board Member, Chris Duffy in honor of Father’s Day 2015.   On November 2, 2014 at 4:47 p.m., our family was robbed. Robbed of a beautiful red-haired girl with so much

Mother’s Day 2015

A guest blog by Star Legacy Foundation Board Member Shannon Renfro May is my favorite month. In Springtime, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and there are signs everywhere of new life. It is a

Do We Really Need OBs?

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Looking at many of the trends in obstetric care of recent years, it appears that obstetricians aren’t really needed.  The increasingly-popular desire toward home deliveries further supports this

A blog about blogs

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC  I feel the need to speak up for stillbirth families in regard to the multitude of blogs, articles, and beliefs that circulate about us as grieving families and

Umbilical Cord FAQ

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. 

What is IUGR?

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) is receiving a lot of attention recently as it relates to perinatal loss. I am very encouraged by this and the promising studies that

Stillbirth – a description, not a diagnosis

This spring, Star Legacy Foundation held our first essay contest! Potential entrants were encouraged to send in an essay explaining what they would like researchers and health care providers to know about their stillbirth experience

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