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.

Pregnancy Summer Safety Tips

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

Finding Fish for Expectant Moms

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

Asthma and Pregnancy: Can-Do Combination

Worried your asthma may interfere with a healthy pregnancy? There’s good news. With a little extra care and regular visits with your physician, most women can control their asthma and enjoy a safe pregnancy, uncomplicated delivery and healthy baby. Avoiding things that trigger asthma attacks is key.

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

Let’s not sugarcoat it, artificial sweeteners may not be your best option during pregnancy.

Weighing in on Pregnancy Weight Gain

When you’re eating for two (or more), weight gain is inevitable. But how much should you gain, and what (and where) is the weight of everything you’re carrying?

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.

8 Steps to Dissolve Stress During Pregnancy

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

The Do’s and Don’ts of Exercising While Pregnant

When done right, exercise can be an excellent tool that keeps mom—and the pregnancy—going strong.

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?

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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