THE SMART PREGNANT MOTHER IS EMPOWERED WITH INFORMATION

 

Dr. Linda Burke 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 delivered both of my "babies" who are now in their 20's and she was one of the most caring doctors I know." Theresa P., former patient.

 

THE SMART MOTHER'S GUIDE TO A BETTER PREGNANCY

How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications, and Have a Healthy Baby

 

From conception to birth and beyond, this helpful guide teaches expectant mothers and fathers how to avoid preventable medical errors and have a successful childbirth experience.


The guide includes tips on how to investigate healthcare providers, what to insist on for a high-risk pregnancy, how to recognize and avoid labor-room problems, why “keepsake ultrasounds” are dangerous, how to cope with insurance companies that refuse procedures ordered by providers, and how to make a hospital accountable during admission.


YOUR VOICE IS VITAL

I want to hear from you. What are your concerns as an expecting mother? I'm passionate about preventing maternal deaths and the health of pregnant women. Your voice is vital, and I am honored to represent your unique point of view.

 

Click this link to complete the 2-question survey. As a thank you, you will receive 'The Smart Mothers Guide Pregnancy Organizer' for free.

 

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PRENATAL CARE BASICS

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Your Pregnancy

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Your Hospital

Selecting

Your Health Provider

Preparing

For Labor & Delivery



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FROM THE SMART MOTHER'S BLOG

Should Pregnant Women Take High Dose Vit D?

According to a recent article in The New York Times and JAMA Pediatrics, the answer might be yes n the future.

 

 

As a mother of two cross country runners and basketball players, I prayed neither one of my sons would have a severe accident and fracture a limb. So far, the Universe has been kind.

 

Here are the fast facts about the article:

 

 

·        Pregnant women between 24 weeks and one week postpartum who took high doses of Vit D had children with stronger bones from infancy up to age 6 yrs of life

 

 


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