Third Trimester

Get Some Skin in the Game

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

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.

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.

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.

The Skinny on Stretch Marks

You know stretch marks are a common feature of pregnancy, but a few facts about the skin condition may surprise you.

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.

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.

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.

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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