childbirth Articles
The Circle of Life
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The holiday season is a time of both joy and sorrow. Tomorrow a childhood friend will be laid to rest; one of my favorite artists, Teena Marie, died unexpectedly two days ago and at least six other people have made their transitions as well. My own father died unexpectedly on Chr... Read more
Patient’s Miscarriage Gets Hospital in Trouble
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Its a sad commentary when human beings have to be reminded how to act like human beings, especially when theyre in the helping profession. Loni Hildebrandt was a 29 year old certified nursing assistant who was pregnant with her first baby. Make that two babies because she was pre... Read more
Is Using Your Mother’s Uterus an Option?
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Infertility or the inability to have a baby can be devastating and affects approximately 10 percent of the female population. There are many conditions that prevent women from having children including and Mayer Rokitansky Kuster Hauser Syndrome or MKHS. MKHS is a rare disorder t... Read more
Mother Becomes Pregnant With the Wrong Baby! The Ultimate Nightmare
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The MSNBC story, Wrong-Embryo Babys Parents Laud Guardian brings to mind a line from Tina Feys movie, Baby Mama Life is messy. Fey plays the character of a thirty-seven year old woman who was informed that she only has a million-in-one chance of conceiving because of an abnormal ... Read more
What Every Woman Should Know About Dollar Store Ovulation Kits!
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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So here we go again First a dollar pregnancy test and now an ovulation test for the same great price 1.00 Three cheers for SCI International, the manufacturer of these super products. After the tremendous positive response to my earlier post regarding the 1.00 pregnancy test, I r... Read more
Does Fear Prolong Labor?
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Journalist Nicholas Bakalar of the New York Times wrote an article that addressed a profound issue regarding pregnancy Does Fear Make Labor Longer Over 2,000 pregnant women in Norway were given a questionnaire at 32 weeks to determine if they had a fear of labor. These women were... Read more
New Guidelines say Give First-Time Pregnant Women More Time in Labor
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 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
You’re Pregnant and Your Local Hospital Closed. Now What?
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Today will be a day of mourning for pregnant women who are uninsured and receiving Medicaid in Houma, Louisiana. Their local hospital closed its maternity and neonatal units because of a 2.9 million dollar budget cut. Over 100 employees will lose their jobs, many whom have held t... Read more
What Every Woman Ought to Know About Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests!
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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I love my local dollar stores. Its one of my favorite places to shop when I want to reward my sons inexpensively and have fun in the process. My husband often calls me the queen of the deals because saving money always gives me an adrenaline rush. So imagine the rush I felt when ... Read more
An OB Nightmare: Mom Dies after Giving Birth to Twins
Saturday, August 6th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Its an obstetricians worst nightmare and it continues to happen on a daily basis. The story of Michal Lura Friedman brings tears to my eyes. After 7 years of trying, the 44 year old songwriter finally became pregnant with twins. Her husband, Jay Snyder, a free-lance voice-over ar... Read more
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