high risk pregnancy Articles
“She Died Because She was Pregnant”
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Those words were articulated by Lieutenant Brian Tobin, chief investigator of the death of 27 year old Jennifer Snyder. Snyder was a pregnant veterinarian technician who was murdered by the father of her baby Read more
“Finding Jenn’s Voice” Death During Pregnancy: Homicide
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
I was blessed to be in this documentary. It addresses a topic dear and near to my heart. If it comes to your neighborhood, please support it. If youre pregnant, it might save your life. Read more
Dance Your Way Through Labor!!
Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Creativity is the spice of life and what better way to bring life into the world in a fun way At Bostons Brigham and Womens Hospital, one patient decided to do the Tootsie Roll while Read more
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
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