pregnancy Articles
Dilemma: Hospital Says Leave When You Think You Should Stay
Monday, October 10th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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The story of Tanya is compelling. She was 24 weeks pregnant with her third child and the hospital was threatening to send her home. Two years ago, she faced similar circumstances and delivered a baby at 23 weeks. Luckily, the baby is now two years old but the one before that was ... Read more
Why Can’t Hospitals Do the Right Thing?
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 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
Post Baby: Is it Safe to Use Birth Control?
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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It depends on the method and whether the mother plans to breast feed. Ideally, it is recommended that women abstain from sexual relations for at least 4 to 6 weeks after having a baby to reduce the risk of developing vaginal infections and of course, becoming pregnant. Pregnant w... Read more
When Knowing Better Might Save Your Life, Part 2
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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In Part I of When Knowing Better Might Save Your Life, the readers were introduced to three women who died from complications of liposuctions that were done by doctors who were neither board certified nor trained as plastic surgeons. These women made the tragic mistake of trustin... Read more
When Knowing Better Might Save Your Life (Part 1)
Monday, September 26th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Three young mothers under the age of 40 are dead because they wanted to be beautiful. Kellee Lee-Howard wanted a slimmer body. Ditto Maria Shortall and Rohie Kah-Orukatan. Shortall worked as a housekeeper; Lee-Howard was the mother of six kids and Kah-Orukotan died at the same pl... Read more
Woman With Double Uterus Gives Birth to Twins
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Imagine being pregnant and discovering that you have not one but two wombs or uteri and each of those wombs contains a baby. Such was the case of Andrea Barbosa of Clearwater, Florida. On September 15th, she delivered a baby boy and girl who had developed in two separate wombs. T... Read more
Woman With Double Uterus Gives Birth to Twins
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Imagine being pregnant and discovering that you have not one but two wombs or uteri and each of those wombs contains a baby. Such was the case of Andrea Barbosa of Clearwater, Florida. On September 15th, she delivered a baby boy and girl who had developed in two separate wombs. T... Read more
Pregnant With Terminal Cancer: A Walk in Faith
Monday, September 19th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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In 2007, Melanie Jaggard went to the hospital for a punctured ear drum and was given the shock of her life. She had cancer; a very rare form that was located at the base of her brain. Adenoid cystic carcinoma ACC is the second most common cause of salivary gland cancer but can af... Read more
Help! The Baby’s Coming!
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Every year there are approximately 4 million babies born in the U.S. and most will arrive in a hospital or a Birth Center. However, there are moments when this may not be the case. In the past 4 years the number of home births has increased by 20 and these births will hopefully b... Read more
A Miracle at 43
Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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There are some patients that keep you humbled. Barbara Tate was one of those patients. With a shopping list of chronic conditions a mile long, she was told she could never carry a baby because she had miscarried two during her early 20s. She suffered the hammer blows of diabetes,... Read more
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