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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness – 2018

by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC, Executive Director October is here again – and we have another opportunity to recognize Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month!  Last year, Star Legacy focused on why it’s so important to raise awareness.  The lack of societal knowledge about stillbirth impacts funding for research, support of […]

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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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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 think about it more, it can be condescending, paternalistic, and unethical. When we are scared, we are simply nervous or […]

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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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Stillbirth – a description, not a diagnosis

This spring, Star Legacy Foundation held our first essay contest! Potential entrants were encouraged to send in an essay explaining what they would like researchers and health care providers to know about their stillbirth experience and what they have learned in their grief. Jackie Sondrol submitted the winning entry. Her essay was printed in the […]

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by Lindsey Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Many of us are participating in events or remembering our children in our own special ways.  These events are heartwarming and an opportunity to support each other.  This year, I’ve been wondering if they are more than that. I used […]

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Welcome to the club………..

by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I always resented the idea that I became part of a special ‘club’ when my first child was stillborn.  Knowing that there were thousands of moms like me made me feel less alone, but it didn’t make me feel better that so many other women knew the heartache of losing […]

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