THE SMART MOTHER THINKS LIKE A DOCTOR, NOT A PATIENT

Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway is a board-certified OB-GYN on a mission to keep pregnant women and their babies out of harm's way. Her book, "The Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to minimize risks, avoid complications and have a healthy baby" and this website have been developed as a resource for expectant mothers and for women who are planning to become pregnant. Keep reading to learn how to catch small problems before they become big ones.


"Dr. Burke-Galloway is able to transpose scientific principles into easy, lay-men's terminology, while providing accurate and pertinent information concisely. Additionally, expectant mothers are given guidance to assist in maneuvering through our present medical maze." - Angela H. Todd, MD

FROM THE SMART MOTHER'S BLOG

Grey’s Anatomy Illuminates the Tragedy of Preeclampsia Misdiagnosis

It is said that art imitates life and the episode “Personal Jesus” in Season 14 of Grey’s Anatomy revealed some hard-core facts: patients die unnecessarily because of missed diagnosis.

Three patients entered the fictitious Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital and none of them left alive, including a woman who had just given birth to a healthy baby at 37 weeks. She was in labor at 37 weeks with a “normal” blood pressure but died of something called the “HELLP” Syndrome that is associated with pre-eclampsia.

 

“HELLP” is an acronym for hemolysis (breakdown of red blood cells), elevated liver enzymes and low platelets which help the blood clot thereby avoiding hemorrhage.

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