First Trimester

Finding Fish for Expectant Moms

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weighing In During Pregnancy

Healthy weight gain is important for you and your developing child.

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?

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.

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.

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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