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Andrew Livingston


Jennifer & Mike Livingston’s story of stillbirth….. On July 27, 2015, after months of trying to conceive, we found out I was pregnant with our second child.  My husband, Mike, and I were over the moon; our 2 year old son Jacob would soon become a big brother!  I would spend the coming months doing […]



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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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Jason H. Collins, MD, MSCR


Episode 2 – 0517 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 and umbilical cord pathology.  Now retired from his obstetric practice, Dr. Collins continues his research into these tragic losses and is generous with his time to […]



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Is cord around the neck (nuchal cord) a problem or not?


Our guest blog this month is provided by our good friend and esteemed colleague Dr. Jane Warland of Adelaide, Australia.  We are grateful to Dr. Warland for all the work she is doing to prevent stillbirth.  If you have a question for Dr. Warland you can submit it here. —————————————————————————————— As I midwife I have […]



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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.  I do not claim to be an expert on umbilical cord issues, and the topic has been poorly researched.  However, […]



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Clinical Concerns In The Rainbow Pregnancy


  By Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP Executive Director, Star Legacy Foundation As I mentioned in my last blog, coping with a pregnancy after a loss are among the most commonly asked questions we get from stillbirth families.  Primarily, the questions we get are how to work with the physicians and midwives to manage the subsequent pregnancies. […]



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The Problem with Umbilical Cords…


By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Going through my email today, I had three notes from three different parents sharing their stories of umbilical cord issues. The first was a father wanting advice for helping his wife after she had recently delivered their stillborn child at 41 weeks.  The cause was determined to be a cord […]



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“What’s the truth about cord accidents?”


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I was asked this question earlier this week.  And it’s a very good question.  There are so many conflicting thoughts, ideas, and beliefs regarding the role of the umbilical cord in stillbirth.  So why is there so much confusion?  And, what is the truth? The truth is that umbilical cord […]



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Obstetrics from a Pediatric Perspective


by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP A frequent frustration of families who have endured a stillbirth is the feeling that their OB or midwife wasn’t worried about the baby until the actual delivery, or until it was too late.  The health professional in me defends these providers and wants to believe this isn’t true.  However,  I […]



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The STARS Study is underway!


By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP The STARS Study is underway!! We at the Star Legacy Foundation are incredibly excited to share this news with you! One year ago at the Stillbirth Summit, a group of researchers, organizations, and stillbirth families began discussions about designing a research study. This group worked diligently over the last several […]



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