First Trimester

Bless You!

It’s springtime, and you’ve got seasonal allergies. Normally you’d take prescription antihistamines to relieve symptoms, but this year you’re expecting a baby. Is it still safe to take your allergy meds?

Dreaming of Motherhood

During pregnancy, your dreams may be especially vivid or even a bit disturbing. Here’s how to make sense of nightly visions.

Connecting the Dots: Pregnancy Acne

Are acne flare-ups ruining your pregnancy glow?

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.

Having a Baby? Take Steps to Stay Safe From Stroke

A recent study revealed pregnancy significantly increases young women’s likelihood of having a stroke. This finding underscores the importance of addressing controllable risk factors and knowing the symptoms of stroke.

Best Breast Forward

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

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.

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.

Staying Hydrated During Pregnancy

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

Pregnancy and Reducing Summer Swelling

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

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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