Second Trimester

Hair Changes and Pregnancy

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

The Sounds of the World

As your pregnancy progresses, your little one seems to be kicking more frequently in response to loud sounds and the voices of you and your partner. Can baby actually hear and recognize sounds in utero?

Oh Boy! (or Girl) It’s Gender Reveal Time!

To see, or not to see — that is the question.

A Frugal Guide to Maternity Fashion

Look and feel beautiful during your pregnancy by choosing clothes that enhance your confidence and don’t cost a fortune.

Are You Feeling the Baby Bump ’Burn?

Pregnancy is full of surprises — including heartburn. Learn why carrying a baby makes you more vulnerable to gastroesophageal reflux and how you can prevent the stomach acid smolder.

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.

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.

Fast Facts: Preeclampsia

Test your knowledge about this pregnancy complication.

Pregnancy Pains

Expectant mothers may experience all sorts of aches and twinges. Use these tips to help you stay comfortable.

Pregnancy — Isn’t It Swell?

Painful, pounding pressure. A balloon that won’t pop. However you describe swelling during pregnancy, the important thing is knowing how to relieve it.

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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