Blog – Stillbirth Matters

What does it cost?

by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Whenever a new idea is introduced into medicine, one of the first questions is – “How much will it cost?” This is frustrating to me because it gives the

Tough Questions

I am often asked some very difficult questions about the medical community’s efforts to prevent stillbirth and other poor pregnancy outcomes. Why do I have to have 3 miscarriages before they will do any tests?

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

One step at a time…..

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Grief is often described as a ‘journey’ – and I understand why.  My journey with stillbirth began 12 years ago this month.  I’m still not sure what the

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

Memorial Day…. Then and Now

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC (This post was first published in 2013 and by request we are reposting for Memorial Day 2016!) I have fond memories of Memorial Day from my childhood.  We

Stillbirth Still Shocks…..

This article was co-authored by Hilary Hughes and Samantha Banerjee  of the Star Legacy Foundation New York Metro Chapter and appeared in Lohud.com  on 4/5/16.  It is tenderly written and tells why our new chapter is so important.

At least I’m not ‘high-risk’…..

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Pregnancies are usually characterized into high-risk and low-risk categories.  The ‘high-risk’ pregnancies are those that have documented and accepted risk factors for poor outcomes.  They include concerns