Second Trimester

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Hair Changes and Pregnancy

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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