pregnancy Articles
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
Why All Postpartum Women Need Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Thursday, September 1st, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Image permission via Cosmopolitan By Stephanie Prendergast The Facts 21 of women undergoing vaginal delivery had levator ani avulsion1 29 of women undergoing vaginal deliveries had pubic bone fractures2 60 of postpartum women reported Stress Urinary Incontinence SUI3 Continue rea... 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
Select Your Health Provider
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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So, youre having a baby and need to select a healthcare professional to take care of you. Selecting the proper healthcare provider for your pregnancy is an epic event, not a minor detail. Sadly, some women invest more time in selecting a dress than choosing a physician. Everythin... Read more
Prepare for Labor and Delivery
Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The last few weeks of a pregnancy is both a time of excitement and caution as you approach the sacred date of your babys birth. In the last four weeks of the pregnancy, it is important to make certain that both the mother and baby are free from infections and the babys in the cor... Read more
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
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