Dr. Linda Burke is a board-certified OB-GYN who is passionate about making certain that every pregnancy has a happy ending even if there is a high-risk condition. She believes that every pregnant woman can be taught the "Serena Williams effect" of recognizing a problem and effectively advocating for proper treatment. She was also an early advocate and thought leader reading the use of telemedicine in obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Burke is the author of The Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to minimize risks, avoid complications and have a healthy baby" that was one of the first prenatal books to teach pregnant women how to recognize early warning signs of potential problems.and she is currently working on the book's second edition. more
Her journey as a board certified OB GYN physician has included working in medically under-served communities, taking care of women with high-risk conditions, and on the Lakota Native American reservation in Pine Ridge South Dakota. She now shares her expertise and evidence-based resources with you, the pregnant mom. She believes every pregnancy is sacred and that we have a moral obligation to make certain that each baby arrives safely, and that its mother is unharmed.
"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.
WHAT EVERY SMART MOTHER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT PRE-ECLAMPSIA
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that involves high blood pressure, swollen feet or ankles and protein in a pregnant woman. It can occur anytime after 20 weeks but usually develops in the third trimester and affects up to 7.5% of pregnant women worldwide. Click here for the free download: What Every Mother Needs to Know About Preeclampsia.
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FROM THE SMART MOTHER'S BLOG
Eight months of torture caused the death of 8-yr old Gabriel Fernandez. Kira Dixon Johnson bled to death shortly after giving birth because her husband’s pleas and concern were ignored. A busy clinic missed an important risk factor of first-time mother, Amber Rose Isaac who hemorrhaged to death a late diagnosed HELLP Syndrome immediately after her son was delivered. What do these tragedies have in common? They were all victims of system failures.
Are you tired of witnessing these disasters because I am. As an OBGYN physician for over 30 years and a former social worker, here are my proposals for change regarding missed diagnosis of child abuse and OB risk factors:
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