pregnancy Articles
New Rules Gives Women Reasons to Celebrate
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
There was no large fanfare but there should have been as a result of the Institute of Medicines IOM recent recommendations that require new health insurance plans to provide preventive services at no cost to the patient. Thats right. No cost. Oh, how women needed this victory in ... Read more
Will Your Labor Induction be Successful? Yes, If You Have the Right Bishop Score
Monday, August 29th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
At some point during a pregnancy, the topic of labor induction might emerge. Inducing labor means that contractions are being started before a patient begins labor naturally or without any external influence. Elective inductions of labor has doubled in the past 20 years according... Read more
Would You End Your Pregnancy Because of Gender?
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
What would you do if you discovered early in your pregnancy that you were pregnant with a girl when you wanted a boy Would you terminate the pregnancy With the advent of a new DNA test that can determine the sex of a fetus at 7 weeks gestation with a simple blood or urine test, .... Read more
A Pregnant Teen Dies While Her Baby Fights to Live
Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Charinez Jeffersons infant son was born the day before my birthday but it was also the day that she died. The doctors kept her on life support while they frantically tried to deliver and save her baby, a scenario I know quite well. Jefferson was gunned down on a Southside Chicago... Read more
(Featured Guest Post) Teeth For Two: Tips for Prenatal Dental Care
Monday, August 15th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Todays post is from Guest Blogger Robert Milton. He blogs for Austin Dental Center, an Austin dentist, who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures and preventative dental care. You know the basics of good oral hygiene Brush after every meal, avoid sugary snacks and drinks, flos... Read more
Should Pregnant Women Take Painkillers?
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
A nurse recently asked a very important question that bears repeating What effect does long-term use of pain pills have on pregnant women She was concerned because of the increase in number of pregnant women who are taking pain pills on a long term basis based on previous surgeri... Read more
Could Breastfeeding Kill a Newborn?
Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
That is the question a California district attorney will ask a jury at the trial of a breastfeeding mother. Most women do not intend to harm their children but substance abuse and addiction comes with a heavy price. Such was the case of Maggie Jean Wortman, who has been charged w... Read more
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
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