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Anna Maria Labadie

In honor of our daughter, Anna, stillborn on  April 25, 2011, I have decided to share her story in hopes of creating awareness and helping even just one person experiencing the death of a baby.  We

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Umbilical Cord FAQ

By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP, CPLC Umbilical cord accidents continue to be the number one topic I hear about in emails and phone calls from pregnant or grieving families.  The reasons for this are many. 

The Problem with Umbilical Cords…

By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP Going through my email today, I had three notes from three different parents sharing their stories of umbilical cord issues. The first was a father wanting advice for helping his

“What’s the truth about cord accidents?”

by Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP I was asked this question earlier this week.  And it’s a very good question.  There are so many conflicting thoughts, ideas, and beliefs regarding the role of the umbilical cord

The STARS Study is underway!

By Lindsey Wimmer, MSN, CPNP The STARS Study is underway!! We at the Star Legacy Foundation are incredibly excited to share this news with you! One year ago at the Stillbirth Summit, a group of

Thinking outside the box……

Last October, Star Legacy Foundation hosted the Stillbirth Summit 2011.  After thinking about this type of an event for a while, we decided to pull the trigger and make it happen! There are so many

Cord Accidents – Myth or Reality???

by Lindsey Wimmer      The Star Legacy Foundation is frequently contacted by couples that have been told their child was stillborn due to an umbilical cord accident. Yet, many obstetricians will also say that babies

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