childbirth Articles
Does Fear Prolong Labor?
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Journalist Nicholas Bakalar of the New York Times wrote an article that addressed a profound issue regarding pregnancy Does Fear Make Labor Longer Over 2,000 pregnant women in Norway were given a questionnaire at 32 weeks to determine if they had a fear of labor. These women were... Read more
New Guidelines say Give First-Time Pregnant Women More Time in Labor
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine aka high-risk obstetricians have issued a new recommendation that is a game-changer in the manner that obstetrics is practiced allow low-risk first-time pregnant moms more time in ... Read more
You’re Pregnant and Your Local Hospital Closed. Now What?
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Today will be a day of mourning for pregnant women who are uninsured and receiving Medicaid in Houma, Louisiana. Their local hospital closed its maternity and neonatal units because of a 2.9 million dollar budget cut. Over 100 employees will lose their jobs, many whom have held t... Read more
What Every Woman Ought to Know About Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests!
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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I love my local dollar stores. Its one of my favorite places to shop when I want to reward my sons inexpensively and have fun in the process. My husband often calls me the queen of the deals because saving money always gives me an adrenaline rush. So imagine the rush I felt when ... Read more
An OB Nightmare: Mom Dies after Giving Birth to Twins
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Its an obstetricians worst nightmare and it continues to happen on a daily basis. The story of Michal Lura Friedman brings tears to my eyes. After 7 years of trying, the 44 year old songwriter finally became pregnant with twins. Her husband, Jay Snyder, a free-lance voice-over ar... Read more
“Convenience” in not a Reason to do an “Early” Induction or C/Section
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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In Native American culture there is a premise that Nature thrives on order but it is man who creates the disorder. That thought came to mind last month when I presented yet another malpractice case for review with a panel of colleagues. A patient wanted to be induced at 39 weeks ... Read more
Should Life Begin in an Airport Bathroom?
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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On a recent Sunday in the bathroom of the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, a baby boy made his entrance to life. His mother was approximately 28 weeks and delivered prematurely, however both baby and mother were healthy according to the media. Althoug... Read more
10 Things Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Pre-eclampsia
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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May is Pre-eclampsia Month, a time to empower all women about the dangers of this very deadly disease. It has claimed the lives of many women, including the grandmother of Vanessa Williams. Although it has been described as far back as the days of Hippocrates, we still dont have ... Read more
Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery with Vulvovaginal Pain
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Melinda Fontaine Julia called me yesterday to ask some questions about pelvic pain and pregnancy. She was 38 weeks pregnant and getting ready to give birth. She had a history of some pain with intercourse prior to Continue reading The post Pregnancy, Labor, and Delivery with V... Read more
Postpartum Pelvic Pain: Be Like Sarah and Get PT 1st
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Malinda Wright In mid-April, Fox News Health wrote an article on why postpartum moms need physical therapy. To see the article click here. As pointed out in the article, France, Netherlands, and Australia automatically provide postpartum moms with Continue reading The post Pos... Read more
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