Third Trimester

The Many Faces of Maternal Mental Illness

Postpartum depression is not the only behavioral health disorder that affects new and expectant mothers.

Pregnancy Pampering Tips

Treat yourself to some well-deserved “me” time before your little one’s arrival.

6 Ways to Ease Constipation During Pregnancy

A variety of factors converge during pregnancy to create the perfect conditions for constipation. A multi-step strategy can help mothers-to-be find relief.

The Honest Truth About Your Body After Baby

You’ve attended childbirth classes, and your hospital bag is packed, but do you know what changes to expect in your body after baby? Get the information you need to feel prepared.

Get Some Skin in the Game

Skin-to-skin contact for newborns is more than an ideal, it’s doctor-recommended.

Beat the Back Pain Blues

The final trimesters of pregnancy can feel like you have a bowling ball strapped to your belly, so it’s no wonder your back hurts. Here are some pain-relief tips that actually work.

Blood Pressure and the Baby Bump

The stress of preparing for baby and coping with a changing body are enough to keep any expectant mother busy, but it’s the pressure prospective moms often can’t see that may truly deserve their attention.

Beware the Baby Blues

Adding a new baby to the family is a reason for celebration, yet many new mothers struggle with a range of emotions during this time of life.

What to Expect After Your C-Section

Learn what to expect after your cesarean section—whether the surgery was expected or not.

7 Ways to Prevent Pregnancy Digestive Problems

Proper nutrition during pregnancy does more than give baby a head start on a healthy life. It also helps prevent or control the digestive problems that affect many mothers-to-be.

A good time to tour the hospital is during your third trimester of pregnancy. Barstow Community Hospital offers expectant moms a 30-minute tour where a labor and delivery nurse will walk you through the whole delivery process, from admission to discharge. To arrange for a tour, call (760) 957‑3323.

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