Second Trimester

Set Personal Boundaries to Protect Your Mind and Body During Pregnancy

Expectant mothers, set social and physical boundaries for the people in your life who may not know proper pregnancy etiquette.

Fast Facts: Preeclampsia

Test your knowledge about this pregnancy complication.

Bump Bonding

Between conception and birth, you will spend nine months living in close quarters with your unborn child. Make the most of that time with simple bonding exercises to bring your family closer together before you meet face to face.

Work That Glow

Pregnancy is prime time for radiant skin, and following a few key tips can help you look extra polished.

Controlling Your Cravings

You don’t have to let your pregnancy hunger pangs take control.

Sleeping for Two

As pregnancy progresses, heartburn, backaches and a growing baby bump all contribute to restless nights. If a good night’s sleep is becoming increasingly elusive, here is what you need to know.

Baby Bumps on the Road

The joy of the holidays isn’t the only reason you’re glowing as the festive season approaches. Traveling to show off your baby belly to friends and family is perfectly acceptable, as long as you stay safe and comfortable.

Putting a Spotlight on Placenta Accreta

After baby enters the world, the placenta—the organ that nourished your baby during pregnancy via the umbilical cord—should follow, but what if it’s anchored in place?

Hair Changes and Pregnancy

If your hair feels different during pregnancy, you’re experiencing common changes that can affect women who are expecting.

What Expecting Multiples Means for Mom

In the last two decades, the occurrence of multiple births has increased exponentially. If you’re expecting more than one baby, learn how to prepare for your special delivery.

As you approach the midpoint of your pregnancy, it’s time to start thinking about where you will deliver your little miracle. Having a baby is one of life’s most joyous experiences. Barstow Community Hospital makes it even more memorable with extra pampering and special touches such as a cozy recliner, private shower, Wi-Fi bedside Internet access, a congratulatory meal and a private birthing room (the only hospital in the High Desert that provides private rooms). To learn more about our birthing suites, visit BarstowHospital.com.

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