pregnancy Articles
Will Your Baby’s APGAR Scores Predict Its Future?
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Do you know what an APGAR score is Well, if youre pregnant, you should. In 1952, Dr. Virginia Apgar, an anesthesiologist, developed a system to evaluate the babys response to its new external environment outside of the uterus and revolutionized ... Read more
Another false alarm - this time, my gut doesn't lie!
Monday, February 6th, 2012 by despitelupus
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A few weeks ago, I blogged about a series of false alarms I had experienced - one with some fatigue, another with my website - both of which resolved themselves fairly quickly. I had another one to add to the list, but I didn't want to mention it until the resolution was confirme... Read more
Worried About 1st Trimester Pain? Here’s What You Should Do!
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, some women experience pain or discomfort. The most common reasons are urinary tract infections and stretching of the abdominal wall muscles, particularly as you approach week 12. Sometimes women will experience implantation pain around week... Read more
When Is Nausea in Pregnancy Not Normal?
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Although morning sickness is the most common cause of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, other diagnoses must also be considered, particularly if you lose more than 3 pounds within a one-week period and are retching day and night. Hyperemesis gravidarum HD is a severe form of ... Read more
5 Questions Every Pregnant Woman Should Ask Before Being Induced
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Although most women will spontaneously develop labor by their due date, there are exceptions to the rule. Some women may have to be delivered earlier because of complications such as high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, diabetes, poor fetal growth or low amniotic fluid. Other wome... Read more
A Former Preemie Gets a Well-Deserved Break
Monday, January 16th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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There are stories that make you cheer and Samantha Garveys is one of them. Her light is just beginning to shine but Im certain in a few more years its intensity will become much brighter. She entered the world prematurely, raring to begin her human experience. At only 2 pounds an... Read more
Boy or Girl? You Might Find Out Sooner Than You Think!
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Okay future moms and dads, your dream is about to come true. The National Institute of Health has recently published an article that indicated the sex of a fetus might be able to be determined as early as the first trimester, even a few days after conception based on a blood test... Read more
A Call to Action: Why All Pregnant Women Deserve “Beyonce-Care”
Monday, January 9th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Celebrity is an interesting phenomenon. On a hot summer night in 1990, my chief resident who was also my BFF and I were on call at Harlem Hospital. We were informed that a guest was coming to interview us. Hot, sweaty and looking haggard rather than glamorous, we wanted to choke ... Read more
Why Every Pregnant Woman Needs a Hero
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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For years I struggled to define what I was doing as a physician regarding patient care. I finally figured it out. I was attempting to improve birth outcomes. An outcome is another way of saying end result and for most pregnant women the desired result is a healthy baby. There is ... Read more
Happy New Year: 77,000 Views Because of You
Monday, January 2nd, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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2011 is gone but has left an indelible impression. It was the year of triumphs and tragedies. A nine ounce baby was saved and is thriving. A 44 year old first-time mother of twins lost her life during childbirth. I received an Annual Report from Word Press that made me humbled. T... Read more
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