Third Trimester

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.

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.

Bringing Baby Home

Learn what you will and won’t need to bring your new little one home safely.

Shining a Light on Maternity Leave

Planning on going back to work after baby? Don’t be left in the dark about your company’s leave policy.

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.

Rib Pain? Really?

You knew pregnancy would prompt many unfamiliar sensations and changes to your body. Rib pain, however, is one symptom you may not have been prepared for.

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.

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.

Investigating the Use of Nitrous Oxide in Labor

Moms-to-be have several options for managing labor pain beyond an epidural. Get the facts about the safety, efficacy and use of nitrous oxide in labor.

You’re in the home stretch! Helena Regional Medical Center offers childbirth classes. Visit Helena Regional Medical Center or call (870) 338-5800 to learn more.

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