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. This important resource will transform pregnant couples from passive patients into empowered consumers in the medical market and will increase their chances of bringing home healthy and happy babies.
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Linda Burke-Galloway, MD, is a senior physician with the Florida Department of Health and a federal medical-malpractice consultant. She lives in Winter Springs, Florida.Review:
"Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway draws upon her years of training at Harlem Hospital Center, which is fast-paced, high-risk inner city hospital dealing in some of the more complicated clinical conditions in pregnancy. Through her years of experience in both academic training programs, as well as private practice, she shares with her readers her observations that may assist pregnant patients in minimizing their risks during the delicate stages of pregnancy." —Dexter M. Page, MD, FACOG Director of Clinical Services, Atlanta Perinatal Associates
"Dr. Burke-Galloway is able to transpose scientific principles into easy laymen's terminology and yet give accurate and pertinent information concisely. Additionally, the mother is given guidance to assist in maneuvering through our present medical maze." —Angela H. Todd, MD
"The book is a parent-friendly read, not intimidating or frightening in any way. I wish I had this book when I was pregnant because I would have taken more care in choosing a healthcare provider and my pregnancy would not have been so challenging." —Cindy O'Connor, elementary school assistant principal, Brightwaters, NY
"The Smart Mother's Guide provides someone in a high risk pregnancy specific information regarding issues and discussions that she may face. The explanations are more detailed and in depth than typically provided and helped me understand more thoroughly some of the matters that I am currently discussing with my doctor. Through my several year journey, my husband and I have found that getting basic explanations on some of the more technical and difficult issues from certain physicians can be very challenging. Having information provided in a detailed but sensical and understandable manner is very helpful." —Tara L. Gould, Esq., patient with a high-risk pregnancy
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Book Description Red Flags Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110979016207