Six Deadly Mistakes That Contribute to Maternal Death: In Memory of Drs Susan Moore & Chaniece Wallace

Dr. Linda Burke created this video after Dr. Chaniece Wallace's death and before Dr. Susan Moore's death. Both women were my sorority sisters, although I did not personally know neither one. They both died in Indiana hospital systems, which makes you wonder about patient safety in that state. Dr. Burke dedicates this video to the memory of both women who died too soon and left an irreplaceable void.

The 6 Deadly Mistakes That Contribute To Maternal Death Regarding Pre-eclampsia:

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Ask An Expert: Dr. Linda Burke on COVID-19 and Preeclampsia


In this episode of "Ask An Expert", Dr. Linda Burke, Ob/Gyn and author of The Smart Mother's Guide to A Better Pregnancy, chats with CEO Eleni Tsigas about what expecting moms need to know to navigate pregnancy during COVID-19.




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The Price of Refusing a C-Section: $229 Million Dollars and a Brain Injured Baby

Sixteen year old Erica Byrom’s refusal to have a C-Section, despite having severe preeclampsia made history when a Baltimore jury awarded her the largest medical malpractice verdict in the U.S. however, there is no reason to celebrate. Her daughter has significant brain injuries and will need round-the-clock care for the rest of her life.


The question is: does a 16-year-old teenager have the maturity to make a life and death decision?

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Diagnosing Pre-Eclampsia - Headaches, Blood Pressure and Camera Phones

Can camera phones help diagnose preeclampsia? The answer is a resounding, YES!!


Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway empowers pregnant woman by sharing vital information so that they begin to think like a doctor, not a patient. Her book and blog with the same title, ‘The Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy’ teaches expectant parents how to avoid preventable medical errors and have a successful childbirth experience.

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Dr. Linda Discusses Downton Abbey and Preeclampsia

Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway, author of the Smart Mother's Guide to a Better Pregnancy discusses the interview she had with about the hit series, Downton Abbey and the eclamsia episode where Sybil Crawley dies in childbirth.


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The Joy of Finding Your Calling | Dr. Linda's Calling and Credentials

Each one of us has a calling to do something extraordinary if we have the courage to try. I am the great-great-great granddaughter of a slave midwife who passed down her incredible gift of birthing to me for which I am grateful. Do not ignore that quiet voice that whispers in your ear inspiring you to do something you think you cannot do. You CAN do it. Trust, believe and then move your feet down the path that lies in front of you. The journey might be challenging but oh is the successful arrival, ever so sweet.


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How to Reduce Cancer Risk - In Memory of Chadwick Boseman


A Teachable Moment | The untimely death of Chadwick Boseman inspired me to give this talk about risk factors for colon cancer including inflammation and the foods that contribute to inflammation. Science has proven that chronic Inflammation is a precursor for cancer and sugar is one of the biggest contributors of inflammation. Science has also proven that vegetables and fruits can reduce our risk factors for developing cancer. Drs. Dean Ornish, Terry Wahsl (I mistakenly said her last name was Hahl) and Dr. Michael Greger have demonstrated the benefits of a plant-based diet.

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The Danger of Having a Baby in July | In Memory of Sha-Asia Washington

Sha-Asia was a 26-year-old African American woman who entered Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, New York on July 1, 2020 and regretfully expired on July 3, 2020. Did the month of July play a role in her death? Yes, it did because July is the month when new interns begin their training.


Rest in peace Sha-Asia and may your tragic death teach us strategies that will save future lives.

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The Dangers of Third Trimester Bleeding


In this video Dr. Linda discusses a sad case involving a medical error and third trimester bleeding.


She also offers advice regarding the best online resources for pregnant women. Listen and then share to prevent future tragedies.

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The Myth About Low-Risk Pregnancy


A preventable tragedy in childbirth always breaks my heart. Do you think you have a “low risk” pregnancy and, therefore, home-free from potential complications? Please listen to this video. What you don’t know could hurt you.


#HighRiskPregnancy #LowRiskPregnancy #homebirth #birthcomplications #childbirthinjury #neonataldeath #shoulderdystocia #KaraBosworth #KaraKeoughBosworth #KaraKeough #DrSkeeteHenry


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Fear is Not Your Friend During Pregnancy


Pregnancy can be a daunting experience, especially if there are risks or complications.  While efforts to enhance awareness regarding maternal mortality are appreciated, they should not create an atmosphere of fear. Fear creates confusion, worry, doubt and on occasion, inaction. The key to a healthy pregnancy is risk recognition, proper treatment, heightened fetal and maternal surveillance and maternal confidence and compliance.

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Seven Facts Pregnant Women Should Know About Marijuana

Although marijuana is legal in many states, it might not be a good idea for pregnant women to use it.


Here are 7 facts pregnant women should know about marijuana:

  • It is the most abused drug used during pregnancy. Most pregnant women don’t report its use until after delivery which statistically means 18%.
  • It is legalized in 33 states (or 67%) in the US for medicinal purposes and 11 states and Washington, DC for recreational purposes.

Should Pregnant Women Smoke Marijuana?

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Dr. Linda's Commitment to Mentorship

I'm happy to be back and I want you to know that my first priority is and has always been keeping pregnant women and their babies safe from harm's way. With this in mind, I'm excited to announce that I will begin mentoring pregnant mothers, pre-med and med students, ob-gyn residents, colleagues in need of support, and in this video I forgot to mention doulas and midwives. More information will become available in the next few weeks, and feel free to comment below or through my website if you are interested in learning more.

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Are Unborn Babies at Risk for Autism if Their Pregnant Moms Eat Processed Foods?

A University of Central FL research study proves preservatives damage brain cells which may be the reason why autism has increased. Pregnant moms, you are eating for two.


Please read labels before you eat that bread or cheese. It could affect your unborn baby.

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Has Alabama Gone Too Far? Marshae Jones Indicted

In the state of Alabama, a pregnant goes to jail for being shot in the abdomen which resulted in the death of her unborn baby.


Has Alabama gone too far? I'd love to hear your perspective. 



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Dr. Linda Interviewed by NPR Host John L. Hanson Jr.


Update to previous blog post


I’m humbled and happy to share my interview with the esteemed John L. Hanson Jr., the host and producer of “In Black America" a nationally syndicated NPR program that is dedicated to looking at all aspects of the African American experience.


Now, more than ever it’s important to share this perspective and the challenges of health equity for all, as well as maintaining women’s health benefits presently in the Affordable Care Act. During this interview I shared my insight regarding the alarming rise in maternal mortality rates as well as how patients can be the best health advocates regarding their healthcare. 


I hope you will listen to this podcast and share your perspective. 


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Dr. Donna Adams-Pickett On The TEAM Approach to Prenatal Care


My colleague Dr. Donna Adams-Pickett is giving excellent advice on how the "TEAM" approach can help reduce maternal mortality. Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are "team" activities. Do you have a good prenatal team for your pregnancy?

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Dr. Linda Highlights OB (S)heroes Who Make a Difference


Too often we hear about maternal mortality and the disproportionate number of African-American women who die from preventable deaths while pregnant.


Today though, I want to acknowledge and celebrate the gifted obstetricians and midwives who perform miracles, manage complicated pregnancies and save lives. In the coming weeks and months, I will be sharing some of these incredible stories. 

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Preventing Maternal Death During Pregnancy | Advocate 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.


With gratitude and enthusiasm about this opportunity,

Dr. Linda

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Jessica Simpsons Health Risks

I cannot remain silent about this - I have to speak my truth about Jessica Simpson's pregnancy. Someone needs to advocate on behalf of her unborn child.




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Having Infertility May Just Save Your Life

Approximately 10% percent of all women living in the United States have infertility. While the news can initially be devastating, did you know it might just save your life?


Women over age 30 typically have infertility problems but they also have high risk pregnancy complications that sometimes lead to death. In this video, Dr. Linda Burke shares her insight. Listen and be inspired.

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OB-GYN Tele-medicine | Virtual Postpartum Exams


Can you have a postpartum exam without leaving the comfort of your home?


Listen and find out more. Do you agree? Let me hear from you! Your opinion matters!


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