pregnancy Articles
Boy or Girl? You Might Find Out Sooner Than You Think!
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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
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
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
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
An OB Nightmare: Mom Dies after Giving Birth to Twins
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Its an obstetricians worse nightmare and it continues to happen on a daily basis. The story of Michal Lura Friedman brings tears to my eyes. After 7 years of trying, the 44 year old songwriter finally became pregnant with twins. Her husband, Jay Snyder, a free-lance voice-over ar... Read more
Lupus and Pregnancy - Stability is key
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 by despitelupus
I thought this article from Medscape News was pretty interesting - seems like I'm a perfect example of how successful a lupus pregnancy or two can be, if and when your disease activity is stable. There was a time when I was told I shouldn't get pregnant, then a time when I couldn... Read more
In Honor of a September 11th Hero
Monday, December 26th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
Vernessa Richard is pregnant with her first child, but it will never meet its grandfather. On September 10, 2001, Lieutenant Vernon Richards was informed that he would be promoted to Captain of New York City Engine Company 16, Ladder Company 7 in New York City. Vernon had worked ... Read more
Happy Holidays: Reflections of a Miraculous Birth
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
When I think about Christmas, I instinctively think about the miracle of birth. Four million miracles aka births happen in our country each year and many more occur globally. On a hot summer night in the urban community of Harlem almost 30 years ago, I witnessed my first miracle ... Read more
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
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