Third Trimester

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.

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.

Get Some Skin in the Game

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

What to Expect After Your C-Section

Learn what to expect after your cesarean section—whether the surgery was expected or not.

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.

The Many Faces of Maternal Mental Illness

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

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.

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.

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.

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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