pregnancy Articles
PT for Pelvic Girdle Pain during Pregnancy
Saturday, July 21st, 2012 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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One of the issues we treat regularly at our clinics is prenatal and postnatal pain. Although discomfort or pain during and after pregnancy is an extremely common problem, like other pelvic pain syndromes, its often mistreated, misunderstood, or ignored by the medical community. S... Read more
The Flu Vaccine and Pregnant Women: Is it Safe?
Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Although the flu season does not officially start until November and peaks in January, a Danish article in the July 2012 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association reviewed the safety of the H1N1 vaccine and whether it had ... Read more
Why Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Ignore Headaches
Monday, July 9th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Amber Scott is a very lucky woman. She was 38 weeks pregnant and had complained about a headache all day which was mistakenly thought to be a migraine. It wasnt. More than likely it was pre-eclampsia and somehow the diagnosis ... Read more
How to Avoid a Homebirth Disaster, Part 2
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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When I wrote How to Avoid a Home Birth Disaster, I didnt plan on writing a Part 2 but the more research I did about Rebecca Fieldings case, it became obvious that writing a Part 2 would be necessary. I ... Read more
Do You Know How to Avoid a Home Birth Disaster
Monday, July 2nd, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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A Maryland jury made history by awarding Enso Martinez and Rebecca Fielding 55 million dollars but there are no winners in this tragedy. Enso Martinez Jr. has irreversible brain damage and Johns Hopkins Hospital will spend resources that could be ... Read more
Do You Know How to Take Care of Your Newborn?
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Pregnant moms, will you know what to do when you bring home your newborn Well, heres a gem from a nursery that might help. Always place the baby on its back, including after feeding Clean the umbilical cord with alcohol ... Read more
10 Things Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About a Vacuum Delivery
Monday, June 25th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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During the course of labor, it is expected that every delivery will be vaginal. However there are times when this will be impossible based on the conditions of the baby or mother. One in 20 deliveries are operative vaginal deliveries, ... Read more
What Can We Learn from a Birth in an MRI Machine?
Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Imagine giving birth in an MRI machine Well thats exactly what a German woman did as a volunteer for a scientific study according to the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology AJOG. In November 2010, 1 24 year old woman ... Read more
Why Pregnant Women Need to Know About MRSA
Monday, June 18th, 2012 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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A few years ago, a 20-something year old pregnant woman presented to her physician with complaints of a skin bump that was red and painful. She was told it was a spider bit and given antibiotics. The patient ultimately went ... Read more
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