THE SMART PREGNANT MOTHER IS EMPOWERED WITH INFORMATION

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 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.

 


ADVOCACY ON THE HILL FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH (ACOG)

I have been invited to attend a Congressional Leadership Conference in Washington by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). I'll be with ACOG, U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives on Capitol Hill working on behalf of pregnant women, and I want to hear from you. What are your concerns as an expecting mother? What information and can I share with them and what can I bring back to you?

 

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.

 

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.



PRENATAL CARE BASICS

Planning

Your Pregnancy

Researching

Your Hospital

Selecting

Your Health Provider

Preparing

For Labor & Delivery



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FROM THE SMART MOTHER'S BLOG

Can Extreme Heat Harm Your Pregnancy?

 

Can Extreme Heat Exposure Harm Your Pregnancy?

 

The short answer is yes.

 

The earth is getting warmer, and everybody should be concerned, including pregnant women. According to a published study by The Journal of American Heart Association (JAHA), climate change does affect reproductive health and specifically, pregnant women. 

 

Here are the facts: 

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