Third Trimester

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bringing Baby Home

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

The Many Faces of Maternal Mental Illness

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

5 Fears of the Father-to-Be

Feel ready to be a dad? Of course you don’t.

Get Some Skin in the Game

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

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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