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Dr. Linda Burke Galloway

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Dr. Linda Burke Galloway

<span class="class">Although she is descended from two 19th-century midwives, Linda Burke-Galloway had no idea that she would be following in her ancestors&rsquo; footsteps when she graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work in 1977. Her goal has always been to help people, and social work seemed to be an appropriate career at the time. However, a few months after graduation, she felt called to do something but had no idea what. In 1981 on a hot summer night, she witnessed the birth of a baby while working as a volunteer in Harlem Hospital in New York, and the trajectory of her life changed forever. Six years later, she graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, and in 1991, she finished her ob/gyn residency training at the very institution where she witnessed her first delivery&mdash;at Harlem Hospital, a Columbia University teaching hospital.</span> <p><span class="class">Dr. Burke-Galloway&rsquo;s passion for babies inspired her to provide quality healthcare to medically underserved women, many of whom had high-risk problems. She is an expert in recognizing and managing obstetrical risks before they spin out of control and has prevented potential disasters for both mothers and their unborn babies. She is also a medical malpractice consultant for the federal government.</span></p> <p><span class="class">Her first book, <i>The Smart Mother&rsquo;s Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications, and Have a Healthy Baby</i>, is a labor of love written to help pregnant women receive the highest standard of prenatal care and avoid being victims of preventable medical errors. It has been five years in the making, written in the midst of maintaining a very busy public health practice.</span></p>

Stories by Dr. Linda Burke Galloway

Although most pregnant women anticipate a normal, uncomplicated delivery, there are exceptions to the rules. A shoulder dystocia is one of the more...
Whether you’ve been trying to conceive for years or immediately became pregnant after the first try, how do you tell your loved ones when that...
You’ve had an ideal pregnancy without major issues, developed a custom birth plan and life appears to be good. You’re finally admitted in...
I love my local dollar stores. It’s one of my favorite places to shop when I want to reward my sons inexpensively and have fun in the process....
One of the most phenomenal stories regarding babies that I ever heard was reported on CNN in May 2005 and in the May 30, 2005 edition of Jet magazine...
I’ve had more than my share of frustrations in the past when I’ve had to battle insurance companies about needed services for my patients...