Thursday, April 17, 2008

NY State: Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth Bill--STALLED

Dear readers of this blog I am asking you all once again to help us in memory of all our children that are remembered here and all over the internet.

Please click the link below and let this assemblyman know just how important it is for families like us to be validated despite our loss. Especially, families that live in NYC we do not and will not receive a death certificate. So as far as our federal and local government is concerned our our children never existed. We know this is not the case but it sure would help to have a CBRSB. it would cost them very little to pass this bill, but it would have far reaching affects in healing many families.

The link below will take you to a web-form that will take just a few moments of you day to complete. There is only 1 undecided assembly vote, which is the Leading assemblyman of the Way and Means Committee where the bill has stalled for the second year. this is a simple request for families suffering a terrible tragedy. Give the the gift of validation that they their children count that they matter, that their child that has died had a life that mattered.

Even if this particular type of tragedy has not touched your life personally please take the time to click the link and send Assemblyman Farrrell a message of support for this bill, if you live in another state please also click the link you never know what might reach him by way of support.

The Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth bill has passed the Senate and is now STALLED in the Assembly's Ways and Means Committee under the leadership of Assemblyman Herman D. Farrell.

This is the same committee where the Bill stalled last year!

They get to decide:

+ Do parents who gave birth to a stillborn child deserve recognition of the birth process?

Assemblyman Farrell needs to hear from you. He needs to know that this bill is important to you -- as a mother, father, family member, friend, co-worker -- one who has suffered the tragedy of a stillborn child.

Your immediate help is needed NOW and will take less than one minute of your time.

Log on to the link:

And send your SUPPORT for the CBRS Bill. It will only take 30 seconds.

Then *very importantly* forward the link to family, friends & coworkers. Ask them to log on to show their
support and to forward the link to their family, friends & coworkers.

This system works and to be effective we need hundreds of families to click on the link. Doing so will show Assemblyman Farrell and the Ways & Means Committee that this Bill IS important to NY families. The passage of this bill will allow parents who have suffered the tragedy of a stillbirth, the option to receive a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth to acknowledge the birth process.

To watch the progress of the CBRS Bill, visit:

Thank You for your support!

I all thank you for your support of this bill and bills like it your state. It does make a difference and it is something each of you can do to make a difference in our life and the lives of others like us.

with much love and gratitude for you help in this matter
Christine (Lucy's mom)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Stillbirth Research Survey

hope you are all doing well. thought i would share something. this came into my inbox this morning i am sharing it please pass it on and in the box where it asks where you heard about the survey please put this blog. it is just so that Peggy knows where you are coming from. please feel free to pass the info on.


From: Peggy Lambert

Subject: Re: Help

I am a nurse having worked 15 years in Labor and Delivery
and now doctoral
candidate at West Virginia University. Would your website
be willing to post the link to my survey about stillbirth
interventions in the forum?
Participation would assist me in learning more about
what interventions were important to women at the time
their baby died and what feelings they
experienced then and currently. This research is
intended to improve the care provided to women at the
time of stillbirth.

The survey is online and will take about 30 minutes
to complete.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to write or
call me.
For your review, the survey may be found at:

Peggy Lambert Fink, MSN, FNP-C