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
Blood pressure is an extremely important “vital sign” taken during an office and prenatal visit.
Why? Because it represents how well our heart is functioning and if we are at risk for having a stroke.
At some point, your healthcare provider might ask you to take your blood pressure.
Here are 5 things you should do to take it accurately:
Planning Your Pregnancy
Research Your Hospital
Select Your Health Provider
Prepare For Labor & Delivery