Entries by Brigitta Burguess

Experts Advise Against Home Birth, Even During a Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has devoted countless resources to ongoing research regarding the effects of the novel Coronavirus on pregnancy, and vice versa. Even in light of these efforts, much remains unknown about pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic (1). One area experts have recently weighed in on is the increased interest in home…

Preventable Pregnancy-Related Deaths Report Released

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a recent summary of pregnancy-related deaths from 2008-2017 (1). The data summarized was voluntarily given to the CDC by 14 Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) across the country.  In an effort to understand the incidence of pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S., these committees reported a vast amount…

Precautions for Non-Covid-Related Hospital or Doctor Visits During Covid-19 

Disclaimer: Please know that our website is owned by a medical malpractice law firm that focuses exclusively on birth injury cases. We try to provide useful medical information to our readers, but we cannot provide treatments or medical advice. If you might be having a medical emergency, please call 911 (or your country’s emergency number) and seek immediate…

Michigan Virtual Disability Supports During Isolation and Quarantine

Psychologists across the country agree that a key element of self-care during the quarantine and isolation periods associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is staying connected to one another. Most disability service centers that normally provide adult day programs, support groups, recreational activities, and events have had to shut down in order to maintain the safety…

 Self-Care Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities

During the COVID-19 outbreak, families across the country are practicing social distancing, quarantining, and isolation. Children are home from school and parents are home from work. For parents, this can mean planning activities to keep their kids busy at home when they aren’t in school.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Why is self-care important? According to a recent article in…

Research on Sildenafil (Viagra) and Fetal Distress Halted

Sildenafil citrate is the phosphodiesterase-V inhibitor more commonly known as the erectile dysfunction drug, Viagra (1). A recent trial study of sildenafil was performed by Saleish Kumar of the Mater Research Institute at the University of Queensland, Australia. The aim of the study was to reduce the instance of fetal distress during labor. Fetal distress…