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Busting the myth that stillbirth isn’t preventable – Heather Florescue, MD


In this episode Chris Duffy visits with Dr. Heather Florescue of Women’s Gynecology and Childbirth Associates, PC in Rochester, NY.  Dr. Florescue graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rochester in 2000. She graduated from the University of Rochester Medical School in 2004 and completed residency there as well in 2008 […]



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Nóirín Russell, MD – Prenatal Parenting and Stillbirth Risk Factors


In this episode Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Nóirín Russell of Cork, Ireland and discusses the importance of  understanding stillbirth risk factors, maternal intuition and parenting babies before their birth. Dr Nóirín Russell, MD, MRCOG, MRCPI, is a medical graduate of University College Cork(2000) and a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (2005) […]



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Recurrent Miscarriage – Barbara Toppin, MD


  In this podcast episode Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Barbara Toppin on the topics of recurrent miscarriage and thrombophilia (clotting disorders) in pregnancy. Barbara Toppin, MD Dr. Toppin graduated from Wellesley College. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1982 and then completed her residency at Harlem Hospital, serving as Executive […]



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Junichi Hasegawa, MD, PhD


Episode 4 – 0717 Episode 4 – In this podcast episode Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Junichi Hasegawa of Tokyo Japan.  Dr. Hasegawa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan.  He completed his MD in 1998 and PhD in 2004, both at […]



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Jason H. Collins, MD, MSCR


Episode 2 – 0517 In this episode of the Stillbirth Matters Podcast Chris Duffy interviews our guest, Dr. Jason Collins, the founder of the Pregnancy Institute located in New Roads, LA.  Dr. Collins’  career and passion has focused on stillbirth, umbilical cord accidents and umbilical cord pathology.  Now retired from his obstetric practice, Dr. Collins continues his […]



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Home Fetal Monitoring and One Devoted Grandfather


This month we are honored to have a guest blog by someone who knew all too well the story about stillbirth – she has lived it her entire life as she watched her father push forward his passion for preventing these needless tragedies.  And then she had her own brush with tragedy……. read on…. Guest […]



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Counting Kicks is Easy as 1-2-3


By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Kick counting during pregnancy seems too easy to be valuable – right?!?  Many healthcare providers and pregnant women do not recognize the importance and potential benefit of something so simple.  Despite all the controversies and unknowns surrounding stillbirth, nearly all major health care, obstetric, pregnancy care, and babyloss organizations around […]



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Cord Accidents – Myth or Reality???


by Lindsey Wimmer      The Star Legacy Foundation is frequently contacted by couples that have been told their child was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident. Yet, many obstetricians will also say that babies are born all the time with a nucal cord (cord around the neck) and dismiss that as a cause of […]



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