childbirth Articles
A Dead Pregnant Woman Finally Gets Her Wish
Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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
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
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
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
Pregnant? Want to be on TV Talk Show? Here’s Your Chance
Friday, November 22nd, 2013 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Hi Pregnant Moms Just heard about an opportunity for a pregnant mom to be on a nationally syndicated health talk show on TV. The producer wouldnt identify the show but if you live in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or New Jersey and are available on Tuesday, November 26th, yo... Read more
When Swelling Turns to Danger – Guest Blog by Ami Burns
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by Linda Burke-Galloway
It is with pleasure that I introduce this very important article written by Ami Burns of SheKnows. Many moms experience swelling during pregnancy, but sometimes this is a sign of preeclampsia, a potentially dangerous condition for mom and baby. Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway and moms w... Read more
Can a Pregnant Woman Eat or Drink During Labor?
Monday, October 28th, 2013 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Theoretically, women will no longer have to starve during childbirth. Findings from a study presented at the Anesthesiology 2013 Annual Meeting suggested that it is safe for women in labor to have a protein shake as opposed to the traditional ice chips according to Dr. Manual Val... Read more
How can we prevent a Teen Mom from Carrying a Dead Fetus in a Shopping Bag?
Monday, October 21st, 2013 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Tiona Rodriguez, a 17 year old teen mom was arrested in a New York City Victoria Secrets store on suspicion of shoplifting and accompanied by 17 year-old Francis Estevez, who was also arrested. The security guard looked in the shopping bag and found a foul-smelling dead fetus wra... Read more
A Painful Memory: National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Thursday, October 17th, 2013 by Linda Burke-Galloway
I will never forget the patient or the day it happened. Assigned to my residency team, we had watched her vigilantly because she was 39 years old and pregnant with her first baby. Although she spoke no English the love that she had for the miracle growing inside of her could be u... Read more
Peeping Toms, Breast Pumps and Obamacare
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 by Linda Burke-Galloway
While political extremists continue to have a meltdown and hold our country hostage, there is a recent court decision that illustrates just how far a womans rights are protected under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. On March 23, 2010, breastfeeding mothers were given the ... Read more
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