childbirth Articles
Do Pregnant Women Receive Excessive Ultrasounds?
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
The July 18th issue of the Wall Street Journal published an article about the excessive use of ultrasounds performed by commercial ultrasound businesses and physicians for low-risk pregnant women. The FDA has repeatedly warned women about the dangers of keepsake ultrasounds, a to... Read more
July, New Interns and Hospital Mistakes. Heads up Pregnant Moms!
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
June 30th is traditionally a day of celebration for most senior residents. Its the last day of their residency training and the beginning of new careers. I remember that day well. I was the chief resident on-call and gratefully managed to end the night without any disasters. Howe... Read more
Tweaking a Pregnancy Test is NOT Cool
Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
One of the most important diagnostic tools an ob-gyn provider uses is a pregnancy test and while its great that there are companies that make over-the-counter tests, in the wrong hands it can be abused and even dangerous. There is a new phenomenon that has emerged called teaking ... Read more
Frozen Ovarian Tissue Removed as a Child Produces a Healthy Baby Boy
Monday, June 15th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Its being called a medical breakthrough and rightfully so. Each year 10.9 of women ages 15 to 44 are diagnosed with infertility and 7.4 million women use infertility services each year. One percent of those patient have Premature ovarian Failure POF, a condition where the ovaries... Read more
65 Year Old Grandmother Gives Birth to Quads? Yes. It’s True.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Just when you think youve heard it all, a story emerges that gives you reason to pause. Please meet Annegret Raunigk, a 65 year old German mother of 13 with 7 grandchildren. On May 19, 2015, she made history by delivering quadruplets four babies at 26 weeks via emergency C-Sectio... Read more
Does Having a Boy or Girl Place You at Risk for Diabetes?
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
A recent article in a well respected journal says, yes, being pregnant with either a boy or girl could increase your risks for developing diabetes during pregnancy or years later. According to an article published by theU.S. National Library of Medicine,a group of researchers rev... Read more
Letting Go
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
The metaphors of life can sometimes be seen in the most mundane occurrences. But actually theyre not mundane, theyre significant beyond measure and can serve as our greatest teachers. A few days ago, I bought a replacement for our old trash can a body of stainless steel that had ... Read more
The Founder of Lamaze Says Farewell
Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Elisabeth Bing is gone but oh what a legacy she left 100-year-old Bing died on Friday, May 15th in her Manhattan home according to the New York Times. While her name might not be familiar to some, any woman who used the Lamaze technique during childbirth should thank her profusel... Read more
Do Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy Affect Future Behavioral Problems in Our Children?
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Cell phone use has always been controversial, especially in light of the untimely deaths of CEO Reginald F Lewis of Beatrice Foods, Inc and legal-eagle Johnny Cochrane. Lewis died of a brain hemorrhage at age 50 in 1993 and Cochrane died of brain cancer in 2005. The unexpected de... Read more
Wisdom for a New Mother
Monday, May 11th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
As some mothers continue to bask in the post-Mothers Day glow, while others leap back to the frenzy of their busy lives, I urge all mothers, especially the newly initiated to please hit pause and read the incredible advice provided by renowned author Anna Quindlen. My eyes watere... Read more
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