Preparing for Baby

Top 6 Nursery Essentials

Are you ready for baby?

Prepping for a Positive Pregnancy

Few experiences are more memorable than bringing a new life into the world. After you’ve decided to begin the pregnancy journey, take a break from daydreaming about nursery colors and baby names to healthfully prepare before conceiving.

The Benefits of Being Over 35 and Pregnant

Postponing pregnancy until after you’re 35 may not be as bad as you might think.

Timing Is Everything: Understanding Ovulation

If you’re trying to conceive, it’s important to understand ovulation. Read on to learn effective ways of tracking your ovulation cycle to increase your chances of success.

Baby on Board, Sibling Edition

With baby number two on the way, your firstborn won’t be an only child anymore — which may or may not cause excitement.

Pregnancy and Vaccine Safety

Learn how to take the guesswork out of vaccine safety.

Have You Heard the News?

Announcing a pregnancy to loved ones is one of the most joyful parts of the process! Here are some fun ideas for sharing the news.

2 Essential Ingredients of Pregnancy Nutrition

Ensure you get the recommended amounts of two nutrients that are crucial for a healthy pregnancy: folic acid and vitamin D.

Doulas Demystified

Doulas carry on the ancient custom of supporting women through childbirth, with benefits both timely and timeless.

Your Hospital Packing List

You packed a comfortable nightgown to wear after giving birth, but did you bring the photo ID and health insurance card you need for check-in?

Whether you’re a first-time mom or experienced at giving birth, prenatal education classes can put expectant mothers at ease. Barstow Community Hospital offers a 4-week childbirth class for expectant moms and their partners. The class covers: what to expect, breathing strategies, interventions (epidural and cesarean sections), post-partum care, and infant care. To register for an upcoming childbirth class, call (760) 957‑3323.

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