grief recovery

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

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Welcome to October!  In the US, it is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  And it is a bittersweet month for me. It is amazing because we

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

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

Somewhere Over The Rainbow…..

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Some of the most common questions we receive at Star Legacy Foundation deal with prenatal care during a pregnancy after a loss.  Thousands of families every year enter into

Actions Speak Louder Than Words…..

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Everybody hates clichés, platitudes, excuses, and empty words.  And if you have had a stillborn child, you have heard plenty of all of the above. These comments may come

It Could Be Worse

By Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP                                              IT.  COULD.  BE.  WORSE. Whenever I hear

The Starfish Story & The Power of One

  Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work.

‘Tis the Season…..

by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP The local stores have been reminding us for weeks already that the holiday season is upon us.  It is now November – the month we give thanks.  However, for

Defining Progress

by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP In the first few days after the stillbirth of my son, it seemed incomprehensible that I would ever be able to function without dissolving to tears every time I thought

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