Second Trimester

How to Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy

Treat yourself to spa services when you are expecting a new arrival.

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Pregnancy Emotions

Feel like you’re riding an emotional rollercoaster? You’re not alone—most moms-to-be experience mood swings during their pregnancies.

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.

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?

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.

Pregnancy Pains

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

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?

Get Some Support During Pregnancy

Back pain, swelling and varicose veins—oh my! Pregnancy can come with some uncomfortable symptoms, but maternity support garments can help ease those growing pains.

Controlling Your Cravings

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

Fast Facts: Preeclampsia

Test your knowledge about this pregnancy complication.

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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