Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway, author of “The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better “
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — According to a March 2010 Amnesty International report, more than two women die in the U.S. daily because of childbirth complications and the number for African American pregnant women rises to eight. More than half of these deaths are preventable as is 1 out 3 errors that occur from medical mistakes in hospitals.
Through her website at www.smartmothersguide.com, Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway publishes a weekly blog that shares pertinent minority health issues to her subscribers. Recently, she wrote a response and provided a solution based on her 23 years of high-risk clinical experience that can be found on her blog (http://bit.ly/hYSfC3) in an attempt to reduce, if not eliminate this travesty.
When asked at a recent event “What needs to be done regarding these staggering numbers?”, Dr Linda proclaimed that “much more needs to be done, community efforts, changes in healthcare practices that African American women receive during pregnancy and most importantly prevention strategies to combat the numbers.”
She also mentioned that more mass media needs to become involved in the growing crisis, and she quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by saying: “Of all the forms in inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhuman.” Dr. Linda encourages everyone to become involved; from medical practitioners to media outlets nationwide and help support her efforts to reduce the numbers and educate women by sending an email to
Â A Board Certified OB-GYN and the author of The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications, and Have a Healthy Baby, Dr. Linda has over 20 years experience in the medical profession and is an expert in high risk pregnancy. She has also been seen on CNN’s American Morning with and is a Top Physician on www.lifescript.com