Second Trimester

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Pregnancy Emotions

Feel like you’re riding an emotional rollercoaster? You’re not alone—most moms-to-be experience mood swings during their pregnancies.

The Sounds of the World

As your pregnancy progresses, your little one seems to be kicking more frequently in response to loud sounds and the voices of you and your partner. Can baby actually hear and recognize sounds in utero?

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.

Fast Facts: Preeclampsia

Test your knowledge about this pregnancy complication.

Controlling Your Cravings

You don’t have to let your pregnancy hunger pangs take control.

How to Pamper Yourself During Pregnancy

Treat yourself to spa services when you are expecting a new arrival.

Pregnancy — Isn’t It Swell?

Painful, pounding pressure. A balloon that won’t pop. However you describe swelling during pregnancy, the important thing is knowing how to relieve it.

On-the-road Tips for Moms-to-be

You avoid potentially dangerous exercises and have memorized the list of foods and medications that are off limits. But are you up to date on bump-friendly car safety?

What Expecting Multiples Means for Mom

In the last two decades, the occurrence of multiple births has increased exponentially. If you’re expecting more than one baby, learn how to prepare for your special delivery.

Are You Feeling the Baby Bump ’Burn?

Pregnancy is full of surprises — including heartburn. Learn why carrying a baby makes you more vulnerable to gastroesophageal reflux and how you can prevent the stomach acid smolder.

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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