First Trimester

Put the “No” in Eggnog

The price of enjoying biological harmony with your growing baby is a weakened immune system during pregnancy — and greater vulnerability to foodborne illnesses associated with certain favorite holiday foods.

Bug Spray and Moms-to-be

When it comes to keeping bugs away during pregnancy, some repellents are better than others.

5 Exercises You Can Do While Pregnant

Now that you’re pregnant, your baby’s well-being is your No. 1 priority. But what about your workout goals?

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.

Having a Baby? Take Steps to Stay Safe From Stroke

A recent study revealed pregnancy significantly increases young women’s likelihood of having a stroke. This finding underscores the importance of addressing controllable risk factors and knowing the symptoms of stroke.

Dreaming of Motherhood

During pregnancy, your dreams may be especially vivid or even a bit disturbing. Here’s how to make sense of nightly visions.

Let’s Talk: Heart Disease and Pregnancy

Know your risk factors when it comes to heart disease during pregnancy.

A Splash of Summer Fun: Alcohol-Free Cocktails for Moms and Moms-to-be

Meeting some other mamas at the pool for play dates with the kids? Be sure to hydrate with delicious alcohol-free cocktails.

Fishy, but True

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise pregnant women to consume 8 to 12 ounces of fish per week.

Weighing in on Pregnancy Weight Gain

When you’re eating for two (or more), weight gain is inevitable. But how much should you gain, and what (and where) is the weight of everything you’re carrying?

McKenzie-Willamette Birthing Center offers a variety of services for expecting parents and postpartum support. Call (541) 741-4649 for more information or visit McKWeb.com.

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