In this podcast episode Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Jane Warland of Adelaide, Australia. Dr Warland is a registered midwife and lecturer in midwifery at the University of South Australia. Jane is an active researcher in the areas of population health, mental health, and maternal health. Since suffering the unexplained full term stillbirth of her daughter Emma in 1993 she has been a passionate researcher into preventative and modifiable risk factors for stillbirth.
Dealing with platitudes is a common part of the grief experience. Many well-meaning people say them in an attempt to make grieving individuals feel better. We frequently hear things like “it was meant to be” or “things happen for a reason”. These two phrases, in particular, emphasize a fatalistic view of the situation. In other words – this is what was going to happen and was supposed to happen regardless of what the people involved said or did.
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) […]
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Star Legacy Foundation is honored to be partnering with Tommy’s in the UK and Still Aware in Australia to promote worldwide information about safe sleep positions during pregnancy. Help us share the new video published about this topic. As with any new information or research, there are […]
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, MSN,CPNP, CPLC October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. It has been a wonderful time for families to share their stories and encourage others to do the same. But, we and others often wonder if this accomplishes anything other than making ourselves feel better for telling the world about […]
The 2017 Stillbirth Summit was once again a great success. We are extremely grateful to all of the researchers from all around the world who came together to share their work and the health professionals and families who joined them. As the videos are edited we will make them available. The full agenda with links […]
by Lindsey J. Wimmer, RN, MSN, PHN, CPNP, CPLC I wasn’t going to write a blog this month because I felt like there were so many wonderful things that happened at the Stillbirth Summit – I can’t possibly do it all justice. But we have received many comments and suggestions that have prompted me to […]
Episode 4 – 0717 Episode 4 – In this podcast episode Chris Duffy interviews Dr. Junichi Hasegawa of Tokyo Japan. Dr. Hasegawa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Marianna University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. He completed his MD in 1998 and PhD in 2004, both at […]
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 […]
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 […]