Third Trimester

Get Some Skin in the Game

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

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 Many Faces of Maternal Mental Illness

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

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.

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.

Sickle Cell and Pregnancy

A genetic disorder that is often passed from parent to child, sickle cell disease can have profound effects on a mother and her baby during pregnancy. But proper planning can help ensure that both mom and baby remain as healthy as possible.

Pregnancy Pampering Tips

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

The Skinny on Stretch Marks

You know stretch marks are a common feature of pregnancy, but a few facts about the skin condition may surprise you.

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.

Pregnancy and Your Pelvic Floor

Pregnancy puts an increased demand on the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic floor. Understanding what happens and how to protect this important piece of anatomy can help prevent pelvic floor-related issues now and in the future.

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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