First Trimester

Moms, Start Your Engines

Fight the fatigue that can accompany your pregnancy.

Fact or Fiction: Pregnancy Edition

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

Bug Spray and Moms-to-be

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

Eating Smart for Prenatal Health

Now that you’ve got a pea in the pod, it’s time to talk nutrition.

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.

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?

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.

Staying Hydrated During Pregnancy

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

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?

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.

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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