pregnancy Articles
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
What Women Can Learn from the Movie “The Help”
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Although Kathryn Stocketts novel, The Help, had been a New York Times bestseller for months, somehow it had escaped me. However after hearing all the buzz about the movie, I was determined to see it even if I had to go by myself which ultimately happened. Set in rural Mississippi... Read more
The Scam of Matthew Scheidt and How it Affects You
Monday, September 5th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Did you hear about the 17 year old teen that posed as a physician assistant at a Florida hospital for five days and got away with it Are you surprised Im not. It seems that Matthew Scheidt, had a summer job working part-time for a surgical supply company. He allegedly went to the... Read more
New Rules Gives Women Reasons to Celebrate
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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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
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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
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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
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