childbirth Articles
What Beyoncé and Serena Need to Know About Their Pregnancies
Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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As a fan of both Beyonc and Serena, I am overflowing with excitement for their pregnancy as they embark on the mystical and magical journey called pregnancy for the first and second time in their lives. However, as an obstetrician, Id like to share a few pearls of wisdom to ensur... Read more
Spring Has Returned and So Has Dr. Linda
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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To everything there is a season and I am happy to report that my season of discontent, health challenges and yes, even dissolution of a 25-year marriage is over and I am REALLY back this time. I have missed you, my faithful readers, pregnant moms and followers who continued to co... Read more
Sherry Shepherd’s Surrogate Mom Forced to Pay Child Support? Another Surrogate Mess
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Sometimes a woman marries the wrong man. And then things become more complicated because there are children involved. This man that you should have never married is now looking for a big pay day. However, please do not allow innocent children and babies to suffer because of a hig... Read more
Pregnant Mother Who Drove into the Ocean Will Remain in Hospital
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Thank God for common sense. For once, the state of Florida has done something right and kept Ebony Wilkerson, the 32 year old pregnant mom who drove her kids into the ocean into a hospital where she rightfully belongs. Wilkerson is 7 months pregnant and certainly doesnt need to b... Read more
Why a Water Birth May Not Be a Good Idea
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The next time you see one of those You Tube videos singing the praises about water births, Amy Stenton wants you to think again. She had one and now wants them stopped. She sued The Legacy Healthcare system for 35 million dollars as a result of the injuries incurred by her son wh... Read more
Is Underwater Childbirth Safe? Some Doctors Say No.
Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Most women look forward to having a baby but no one wants to feel pain. In recent years, having a baby in a pool of water has become a popular trend because it allegedly reduces the need for pain meds and anesthesia however not so fast, says both obstetricians and pediatricians. ... Read more
Painfree childbirth, peaceful labor, comfortable delivery: the practice of hypnobirthing
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Photo David J Laporte By Melinda Fontaine Peaceful labor Comfortable delivery Calm childbirth Do these sound like oxymorons Its true Jane was a young woman who saw a segment on TV about HypnoBirthing. She saw Continue reading The post Painfree childbirth, peaceful labor, comforta... Read more
Dr. Linda Witnesses Dr. Vivek Murthy Become the 19th U.S. Surgeon General
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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On April 22, 2015, I witnessed the official induction of my dear friend, The 19th U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. He and his fiance, Dr. Alice Chen have been part of my journey through our activities in Doctors For America DFA and it has been an honor knowing him. Well do... Read more
Plan Your Pregnancy
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 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
Research Your Hospital
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 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
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