childbirth Articles
Pregnant Moms, Can You Recognize the Signs of Pre-Eclampsia?
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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May is Pre-eclampsia Awareness Month, a time of mourning for many who have lost their loved ones in childbirth or shortly thereafter. The old-fashioned term is toxemia and includes a combination of high blood pressure after 20 weeks, swollen ankles or feet, blurry vision and prot... Read more
A Mother’s Day Tribute from a Beloved Son – Kevin Durant
Friday, May 9th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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As a mother of two middle-school athletes, oh, how I can relate to what Kevin Durants mom must have went through. Getting up at dreadful hours of the morning, buying new sneakers for ever-expanding feet and playing referee to the alpha-man arguments and competition. But is it wor... Read more
Do You Have Fibroids and Want to Have a Hysterectomy? Please Read This First.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Today I put my patient safety hat on to discuss a growing controversy in the obgyn community about the treatment of fibroids. Fibroids are usually a benign tumor that affects 80 of women and especially African American women. They can sometimes cause bleeding, pain and press on i... Read more
Medical Students and Residents Revised
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The future of our healthcare system, lies with you, dear med students and residents. While medical school and residency training does a pretty good job giving you didactic and clinical training, they might do a better job teaching you how to avoid the potential mess you will enco... Read more
Medical Students and Residents
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The future of our healthcare system, lies with you, dear med students and residents. While medical school and residency training does a pretty good job giving you didactic and clinical training, they might do a better job teaching you how to avoid the potential mess you will enco... Read more
Preparing for Labor and Delivery
Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The last few weeks of a pregnancy is both a time of excitement and caution as you approach the sacred date of your babys birth. In the last four weeks of the pregnancy, it is important to make certain that both the mother and baby are free from infections and the babys in the cor... Read more
Research Your Hospital
Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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One of the most important decisions you will make as a pregnant woman is where to have your baby. Most women will select a hospital although other options for birth include delivering at a birth center or for others, to deliver at home. Should you decide to give birth at a hospit... Read more
Selecting Your Provider
Monday, April 21st, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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So, youre having a baby and need to select a healthcare professional to take care of you. Selecting the proper healthcare provider for your pregnancy is an epic event, not a minor detail. Sadly, some women invest more time in selecting a dress than choosing a physician. Everythin... Read more
Planning Your Pregnancy
Sunday, April 20th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Congratulations Youve reached a defining moment in your life. Youve decided to have a baby. Although not yet pregnant, theres a lot of work that has to be done in order to achieve your goal of having a healthy baby. Unlike the 2 million women who have unplanned pregnancies in the... Read more
What Every Pregnant Woman Needs to Know About Blood Clots
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Blood clots are sneaky, deadly and unfortunately occur more frequently in pregnant women especially after they have had a baby. In a non-pregnant woman, blood clots are good because they keep us from bleeding to death after we cut our finger or scrape our knees. However during pr... Read more
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