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Stephanie speaks with Lindsey Wimmer from the Star Legacy Foundation about perinatal loss and pregnancy after loss. Lindsey is a pediatric nurse practitioner certified in Perinatal Loss Care. She lectures throughout the US on loss, specifically about opportunities to improve stillbirth prevention and care. Perinatal loss is devastating, and families often struggle to talk about it and get the support they need. This episode provides resources for families, including ideas for honoring your baby and how to talk to others about your loss. A word of caution, this episode may be triggering if you’re currently pregnant or have experienced loss.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Recognizing different types of loss
  • Ways to communicate about your loss
  • Ideas for honoring and remembering your baby
  • How to find support when navigating loss and pregnancy after loss
  • How to support a friend navigating loss

This episode's guest

Lindsey Wimmer is the Executive Director of Star Legacy Foundation.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from St Catherine University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  She is a pediatric nurse practitioner and has taught pediatrics, public health, obstetrics, and nursing leadership for nursing students. Her clinical experience includes primary care and emergency care settings.  Ms. Wimmer is certified in Perinatal Loss Care and lectures throughout the United States on opportunities to improve stillbirth prevention and care.   

The Star Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies.  It’s a community of families, health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and individuals dedicated to helping every pregnancy have a happy ending.