pregnancy Articles
Should the Life a 9-Ounce Baby Be Saved?
Monday, December 19th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
On August 30, 2011, Melinda Italian entered the world at 24 weeks via cesarean section and became the topic of prime time discussion. Not only was she premature but held the distinction of being the 2rd smallest baby born in the U.S. at a mere 9 ounces, the size of a soda can. In m... Read more
Myth: Does Stress Cause the Miscarriage of Boys?
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
It is said that if you want to decode the mysteries of life, observe Nature. A recent scientific study of the effects of a 2005 earthquake on pregnant women in Chile may have proven that point. Researchers Florencia Torche and Karine Kleinhaus examined how acute stress during pre... Read more
We Are Not Surprised: Michelle Duggar Loses 20th Pregnancy
Monday, December 12th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Sometimes Fate has to shout in order to be heard, especially when the voice of reason is ignored. Michelle Duggar was pregnant with her 20th child to the aghast of many including this author. We squirmed in our seats. We moaned. We groaned. We blogged. The combination of Duggars ... Read more
Stripped Searched and X-rayed While Pregnant
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Like most pregnant women Lynsey Addario was cautious and conscientious. After all, this was her first pregnancy. She called the border officials in advance to make certain that she would not have to walk through an X-ray machine when she entered a country that has been besieged b... Read more
Should We Delay Clamping the Cord At Birth?
Monday, December 5th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
The umbilical cord of the fetus is the lifeline to its mother. Not only does it carry nutrients from the mother, but it also removes waste products from the fetus. The cord, as it is referred to, plays a very important role in obstetrics. At birth, a sample of blood from the cord... Read more
Should Life Begin in an Airport Bathroom?
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
On a recent Sunday in the bathroom of the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, a baby boy made his entrance to life. His mother was approximately 28 weeks and delivered prematurely, however both baby and mother were healthy according to the media. Althoug... Read more
If You Like Broccoli, Will Your Unborn Baby Like it Too?
Monday, November 28th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
As the incidence of childhood obesity rises in the U.S., Kim Trout of Georgetown University might have discovered a possible solution. Trout, a director of the nursemidwifery, womens health program at Georgetown, recently reviewed a paper on prenatal flavor learning. What exactly... Read more
Dr. Linda Galloway Cares: Ten Helpful Ways for Pregnant Moms to Enjoy Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
By popular demand, we are republishing our Thanksgiving blog because the information for Thanksgiving 2010 is still relevant in 2011. Here are a few helpful tips for our pregnant moms Thanksgiving can be a time of reflection, family fun and unintended stress. Hopefully, all pregn... Read more
Can Giving Birth Make You Deaf?
Monday, November 21st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Can you imagine giving birth and then immediately discovering that you couldnt hear anyone That you were completely deaf Thats exactly what happened to Heather Simonsen, a mother of three who lives in Utah. Simonsen noticed after each previous pregnancy that sounds would come and... Read more
Alcohol: Is An Occasional Drink Really OK During Pregnancy?
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
A recent medical study by Dr. Ira J. Chasnoff of the Childrens Research Triangle asserts that Hispanic women who have assimilated to American culture have a greater risk of having children born with fetal alcohol syndrome. According to Chasnoff , pregnant Hispanic women in San An... Read more
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