childbirth Articles
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
A Mother’s Tough Love: All Praises to Toya Graham
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
We dont carry out babies in our wombs or hearts to end up losing them to ignorance. As a mother of two teen sons, I totally understand why Toya Graham lost it when she saw her son about to make a life-altering mistake. Rest in peace, Freddie Gray. Read more
Jill Duggar Knows Sometimes a C. Section is Necessary
Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Jill Duggar Dillard is a name you might not recognize but we all know her mother Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting. Jill gave birth to a healthy baby boy on April 6, 2015 who weighed a whopping 9 lb 10 oz and she should count her lucky stars that he was born Read more
Should Your Job Honor Your Doctor’s Note if you’re Pregnant? The US Supreme Court Says Yes
Friday, March 27th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Kudos to Peggy Young for doing what many would be afraid to do. She sued her employer, United Parcel Service UPS because they refused to honor a note from her prenatal provider that requested light work duty. Young was pregnant and could not lift more than 20 pounds without jeopa... Read more
Would You Use Laughing Gas During Labor?
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Labor pain is an experience that most women would prefer to avoid and who can blame them No one likes pain but unfortunately those cramp-like symptoms are a signal that a new life is about to enter the world which is both exciting and inspiring. It has been scientifically proven ... Read more
A Sad Beginning, a Beautiful Ending: Finding Your Mom after 38 Years
Saturday, February 14th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Sometimes a woman gives birth to a child, but due to circumstances beyond her control, she relinquishes that child to a social service agency, a friend or at times, even a stranger. This child may be placed with the most loving family, but theres still a burning desire to know wh... Read more
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