stillbirth and the health professions

How stillbirth has changed me as a physician…

In this month’s episode of the Stillbirth Matters podcast Chris Duffy visits with Dr. Derek Brown. Derek Brown is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician practicing in San Antonio. He is currently completing an Emergency Medical

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

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

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

Should We Be Scared?

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC “I don’t want to scare my patients.” I hear this from obstetricians on a regular basis.  And, at first, it seems caring and comforting.  However, as I

A blog about blogs

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC  I feel the need to speak up for stillbirth families in regard to the multitude of blogs, articles, and beliefs that circulate about us as grieving families and

Shhhhhhh…..We can’t say the “s” word!!

by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Take the poll! If you have not yet read it, I encourage everyone to read the recent article in the New York Times titled, “Breaking the Silence of Stillbirth”.  This

I feel so helpless!!

by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP At one time or another, each of us has uttered this phrase or, at least, felt the sentiment.  When we want to help or feel the urge to help a

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