First Trimester

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.  

Flu Shots Offer Two-for-One Protection

When you learned you were pregnant, you vowed to keep your child safe. Getting a flu shot can help you do that before your child is born.

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy: Are They Safe?

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

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.

Connecting the Dots: Pregnancy Acne

Are acne flare-ups ruining your pregnancy glow?

Moms, Start Your Engines

Fight the fatigue that can accompany your pregnancy.

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?

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.

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.

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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