First Trimester

Understanding the Abs: What Diastasis Recti Means for Moms and Babies

Mothers and their newborn babies have much more in common than blue eyes or brown hair — and one of those commonalities may be a ridge on the belly caused by a condition called diastasis recti.

Managing Severe Morning Sickness

In most cases, morning sickness symptoms clear up on their own. But in some rare, severe cases, you may want to talk with your doctor about medical treatment.

Let’s Talk: Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Know your risk factors when it comes to heart disease during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Summer Safety Tips

Enjoy the season of baseball games, beach trips and warm breezes to the fullest by following some simple guidelines.

Bug Spray and Moms-to-be

When it comes to keeping bugs away during pregnancy, some repellents are better than others.

Pregnancy and Reducing Summer Swelling

Enjoy your pregnancy and the warm weather months by following a few key tips to minimize swelling during summer.

Common Pregnancy Symptoms No One Warned You About

Cravings, morning sickness and weight gain are not the only symptoms that accompany pregnancy. Learn about other common pregnancy discomforts not often talked about and ways to prevent or manage them.

What You Need to Know About Miscarriage

Get the facts about miscarriage, and learn how to handle your grief if you experience a miscarriage of your own.

A Splash of Summer Fun: Alcohol-Free Cocktails for Moms and Moms-to-be

Meeting some other mamas at the pool for play dates with the kids? Be sure to hydrate with delicious alcohol-free cocktails.

One Hot Mama!

During your pregnancy, you can expect a lot of changes with your body, but losing your beautiful look doesn’t have to be one of them. From silky hair to the perfect pedicure, now’s the time to “baby” yourself, too.

Now that you’re pregnant, it’s more important than ever to focus on good health for both your baby and you. Make an appointment with a local physician specialized in obstetrics. They can help you with selection of a prenatal vitamin, healthy pregnancy diet, pregnancy-friendly exercise routine and advice on how to minimize other important health risks. To find a local obstetrician, visit BarstowHospital.com or call Barstow Community Hospital’s Find A Physician service at (760) 405‑8110.

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