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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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The Placenta and What it Tells Us – Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD


Our podcast guest is Dr. Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD.  Listen as Chris Duffy visits with him about his research of the placenta and pregnancy outcomes. Harvey Kliman, MD, PhD, is a Research Scientist in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and the Director of the Reproductive and Placental Research Unit at Yale. His […]



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Alexander Heazell, MBCHB, PHD, MRCOG


Episode 3 – 0617 Episode 3 – In this episode, Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Alexander Heazell of the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.  Dr. Heazell is a stillbirth father himself and has dedicated his career to understanding stillbirth and furthering stillbirth prevention efforts. Dr. Heazell is Professor and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics […]



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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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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 International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID).  In addition to visiting a beautiful country […]



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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 better because it isn’t our fault and nothing could have been done to prevent it. And to some people at […]



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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 like anatomical and genetic abnormalities in the baby, multiple gestation pregnancies, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and some maternal health conditions.  These […]



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Sometimes These Things Just Happen


by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP,. CPLC I am often asked  – How is Star Legacy Foundation different?  I usually give a long-winded answer about our programs and amazing volunteers.  Today, the answer that sums it up best is this:  we believe we can do better.  When my son was stillborn 11 1/2 years ago, […]



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How Can I Make Sure This Never Happens Again??


by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC The two most common questions I hear from stillbirth families are: 1. Why did this happen? 2. How can I make sure this never happens again? For the second question – I have found great comfort in doing whatever I can to support stillbirth research. From a large, public […]



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