childbirth Articles
Is Underwater Childbirth Safe? Some Doctors Say No.
Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Most women look forward to having a baby but no one wants to feel pain. In recent years, having a baby in a pool of water has become a popular trend because it allegedly reduces the need for pain meds and anesthesia however not so fast, says both obstetricians and pediatricians. ... Read more
“Help! Our (Pregnant) Mommy is Trying to Kill Us!”
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The three children ages 3, 9 and 10 and the unborn baby of Ebony Wilkerson are lucky to be alive, despite the fact that she drove her van into the frigid Atlantic Ocean. Two hours prior to this horrific event, the Daytona Police interviewed her, deemed that she was sane and left.... Read more
Pregnant Moms: Is a 1st Trimester Prenatal Screening Test Right for You?
Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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If you start prenatal care early enough in the 1st trimester, you will inevitably have to decide on whether you want to be tested for potential genetic problem such as Down syndrome aka Trisomy 21 or other life-threatening genetic conditions. Terms such as non-invasive prenatal t... Read more
Is It Safe to Take Acetaminophen During Pregnancy?
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Acetaminophen the generic brand of Tylenol is one of the most prescribed drugs for pregnant women around the globe to treat fevers and mild pain. It was thought to be safe but now researchers in Denmark have just disrupted the obstetrical community by suggesting that there is an ... Read more
New Guidelines say Give First-Time Pregnant Women More Time in Labor
Monday, February 24th, 2014 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
How to Keep a Short Cervix from Messing Up Your First Pregnancy
Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Its your first pregnancy and very excited. While doing your first ultrasound, the technician frowns as she scans your cervix with a vaginal probe. You ask whats wrong and she mutters something about the cervix being too short but that your provider will explain more. Whats going ... Read more
A Dead Pregnant Woman Finally Gets Her Wish
Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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My wife is nothing more than an empty shell. She died in November 2013, and what sits in front of me is a deteriorating body. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, these are the words of Eric Munoz, after a Texas judge ruled that the states pregnancy protection law di... Read more
Pregnant Moms: Watch Out for Corrupt, “Corporate Medicine”
Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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A recent article in the New York Times read like a John Grisham movie the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating six for-profit-hospitals run by the Health Management Associates after several whistle blowers were fired for reporting practices that clearly jeopardized the hea... Read more
Brain Dead and Pregnant: A Moral Dilemma
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The contradictions of life can be maddening. On one hand, we have the case of Jahi McMath, a 13-yearold girl who is brain dead on a mechanical ventilator that her family fought to maintain and on the other hand, there is Marlise Munoz, a 33 year-old mother of a 15 month old son, ... Read more
Medical Error Equals Brain Death: The Tragedy of Jahi McMath
Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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As the drama of Jahi McMath continues, I wonder if anyone from Oakland Childrens Hospital apologized to her family for the potential neglect that led to her death. Yes, Im calling it a death although her heart continues to beat with the help of a mechanical machine but please sto... Read more
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