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Can Delaying Motherhood Harm You and Your Baby?
Monday, April 21st, 2014 by eHealthGuide
Whether you were too busy to consider parenthood sooner, or felt you lacked the right partner, you may be considering motherhood as you approach your late thirties, or even your forties. You’re not alone. Across the United States, there are more and more women aged 35 and... Read more
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Dr. Linda Cares: Why are More Pregnant Women Having Strokes?
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
According to CDC, there has been a 54 percent increase in the number of pregnant women whove had strokes in 1995 to 1996 and in 2005 to 2006. While this may surprise some researchers, it certainly would not surprise clinicians who take care of pregnant women who have risk factors... Read more
Dr. Linda Cares: A Mother’s Potential Nightmare
Monday, August 1st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Last night I almost witnessed an act of violence committed by 2 college educated men and couldnt stop shaking and crying for almost an hour after the incidence occurred. I was attending a conference with my husband and family celebrating the 100th anniversary of his fraternity in... Read more
Pregnancy: Top 10 Ways to Reduce Labor Pain Without Drugs
Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
No one likes pain, least of all pregnant women. Although obstetricians do a great job providing prenatal care and childbirth deliveries, there is always room for improvement regarding patient education. The management of labor pain is usually delegated to the Anesthesia Departmen... Read more
Did These Pregnant Teens REALLY End Up at Harvard and Medical School?
Monday, July 25th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
There are moments in life when you want to stand up and cheer. Reading about Charletta Dillard, MD was one of those moments. A few weeks ago, I blogged about the eleventh hour reprieve of the Catherine Ferguson Academy CFA for pregnant teens that was scheduled to close based on b... Read more
Skin Changes during Pregnancy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
When we think of skin changes in pregnancy, what immediately comes to mind are stretch marks or Striae Gravidarum . Stretch marks occur because of a breakdown of collagen, a substance that holds the skin together and is responsible for its stretching. Teen pregnant patients are m... Read more
What is That Dark Line on My Pregnant Belly and why is My Face Getting Darker?
Monday, July 18th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Have you ever wondered what that line was down your pregnant belly but was too shy to ask Youre not alone. There is not an organ in a womans body that is not affected by pregnancy and her skin is no exception. Skin is the largest organ in the pregnant body and undergoes significa... Read more
Dr. Linda Cares: Should Pregnant Women Sleep on Their Left Side?
Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
A little knowledge is dangerous; especially when it relates to medicine. A recent article in the British newspaper, Daily Mirror discussed a medical study that attempted to prove there was a link between pregnant womens sleeping positions and stillbirth. The author is of the opin... Read more
A Lesson for Casey Anthony
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
The jury has spoken and Casey Anthony will be released in exactly seven days. Ironically, her release from jail falls on a Sunday, when most people are communing with their Lord. I wonder if thats an omen. Orlando is a small town, contrary to its prominent persona of tourist attr... Read more
A Journey to Motherhood via Ethiopia (Part 2)
Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
The drive through the streets of Addis was enlightening but not surprising. The streets were crowded with the movement of brown faces, cell phones, old women in layered clothes with shawl covered heads and teenage boys wearing hooded sweatshirts and urban culture. The poverty was... Read more
A Page from Dr. Linda’s Journal (Part 1)
Monday, July 4th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Independence Day always reminds me of my mother whose birthday fell two days prior to the holiday. My mom made her transition almost ten years ago but in her honor, Id like to share a page or two from my journal that describes my own experience of becoming a mother. Im presently ... Read more
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