First Trimester

Put the “No” in Eggnog

The price of enjoying biological harmony with your growing baby is a weakened immune system during pregnancy — and greater vulnerability to foodborne illnesses associated with certain favorite holiday foods.

Staying Hydrated During Pregnancy

Your hydration needs change during pregnancy. Learn how to keep up with your ideal water intake.

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.

Finding Fish for Expectant Moms

Learn how to get the nutrients fish provide without the risks of mercury.

Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy Edition

Some old wives’ tales about pregnancy and childbirth are more tall tale than medical reality.  

5 Exercises You Can Do While Pregnant

Now that you’re pregnant, your baby’s well-being is your No. 1 priority. But what about your workout goals?

Let’s Talk: Heart Disease and Pregnancy

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

Fishy, but True

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise pregnant women to consume 8 to 12 ounces of fish per week.

8 Steps to Dissolve Stress During Pregnancy

Managing emotional, mental and physical overload is never more important than when you’re expecting a baby.

Best Breast Forward

Pregnancy triggers the final stage of breast development. What changes to your breasts can you expect?  

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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