Preparing for Baby

5 Steps to Protect Your Baby From Birth Defects

By putting your own health first before and during pregnancy, you give your baby a good chance of avoiding birth defects.

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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