Second Trimester

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.

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

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

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.

Oral Health and Pregnancy — What Should You Expect?

The hormonal changes associated with pregnancy can impact your oral health. Learn more about pregnancy-related dental concerns to help you keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

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?

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.

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.

The Dish on Dizziness During Pregnancy

Are you an expectant mom experiencing dizzy spells? Learn about dizziness during pregnancy and ways to prevent it from occurring.

Safe Traveling During Pregnancy

Take time to get out of town before baby arrives. Traveling during pregnancy is safe if you take the proper precautions.

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?

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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