Dr. LINDA BURKE
A Champion for Pregnant Women
Dr. Linda Burke (formerly Burke-Galloway), is a board-certified OB-GYN on a mission to keep pregnant women and their unborn babies out of harm’s way. Many years ago, during her residency training, she finished her shift and signed out a patient to a colleague who was on-call. The next day, she returned to work and discovered the patient had a stillbirth delivery. This was the patient’s first pregnancy and she was 39 years old. Dr. Burke was infuriated and devastated. She has been on a mission to prevent stillbirths and other obstetrical complications every since. Her book, “The Smart Mother’s Guide to a Better Pregnancy: How to Minimize Risks, Avoid Complications and Have a Healthy Baby” speaks for itself.
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why Dr. Linda is so passionate about still birth prevention
Dr. Linda is a graduate of the City College of New York, Columbia University
School of Social Work, Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her ob-gyn residency training at Harlem Hospital and received a post-residency
certificate in Clinical Informatics from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Mission Statement of The Smart Mother’s Guide®
One death. One stillbirth. One near miss, or sentinel event (aka “All hell breaking loose”) is one too many. 1 in 4 of all still births and almost 2/3 of maternal deaths are preventable. If you are pregnant or plan to be pregnant in the future and don’t know what you don’t know, you are at risk. The mission of The Smart Mother’s Guide® is to change that. “Knowledge is power.”
The CDC’s Hear Her campaign seeks to raise awareness of potentially life-threatening warning signs during and after pregnancy and improve communication between patients and their healthcare providers.
“A woman knows her body. Listening and acting upon her concerns during or after pregnancy could save her life.”
— Dr. Wanda Barfield, Director of CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health