Dedicated to serving families who experience the tragedy of stillbirth and the professionals who care for them -- in Wisconsin and throughout the world
Welcome to the WiSSP website. Perhaps you have lost a child to stillbirth, or know someone who has. You may be a health care provider or support professional, caring for families who have experienced this tragic loss. Whichever the case, this website has been created for you.
WiSSP is now located at Marshfield Clinic, although the records of previous evaluations remain at the University of Wisconsin's Clinical Genetics Center, located at the Waisman Center in Madison. WiSSP is a community-based, University-supported model for the investigation of the causes of stillbirth. WiSSP has helped to assess over 1600 infants and provided diagnostic information for counseling of their families. In addition, WiSSP has helped provide educational materials, support resources, and scientific and medical data to families and medical personnel. With the creation of this website, WiSSP aims to provide this much needed information to all medical professionals, support personnel, families, and members of the general public who have access to the World Wide Web.
For Parents, Families,
and the Public
For Physicians, Nurses,
Initial production of this site was made possible by funding from the Perinatal Foundation. Portions of WiSSP activities have been supported by Maternal and Child Health Funds from the State of Wisconsin. Website revisions were made possible through donations made in memory of Catherine J. Reynolds, who was stillborn on August 31, 2001. Currently the website is supported by Marshfield Clinic.
Original Website development:Jessica Dickstein, Ray Spiess, Susan Johnson, Catherine A. Reiser, Peggy Modaff, and Richard M. Pauli. Current website maintenance: Steve Koran, Elizabeth McPherson.
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