Star Legacy Foundation

Tag: perinatal loss

Breaking Bad News – Anthony Orsini, DO of BBN


Chris Duffy’s guest for this episode of the Stillbirth Matters podcast is Dr. Anthony Orsini of the BBN.   Dr. Orsini is a full-time neonatologist and expert in compassionate communication in medicine. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL. He also serves as the President of BBN, the organization […]



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Pregnancy After A Loss – Joann O’Leary, PhD


This month Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Joann O’Leary on the topic of pregnancy after loss.  Dr. O’Leary, holds a B.E.S. and a Masters in Maternal-Child Health from the University of MN. She also has a Masters in Psychology through research from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her Ph.D. is in Work, Community and Family […]



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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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The Memory of You


We received this music video from Minnesota musician Jason Matsch, who wrote and recorded the song “The Memory of You” after learning that his friends lost their daughter to a stillbirth. Jason says, “If you are moved by the song, please consider donating to the Star Legacy Foundation by visiting starlegacyfoundation.org. I am receiving no financial compensation for this song.” […]



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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 pregnancies knowing first hand that too many pregnancies don’t have a happy ending.  Their past experiences shattered their sense of […]



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A Message to the Medical Community on Mother’s Day


By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP It is not often I read a research article that I think would be appropriate reading for multiple audiences.  There is a recent study, however, that I believe should be read by anyone who works with or loves families who are impacted by stillbirth. Silent loss and the clinical encounter: […]



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