Third Trimester

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Fears of the Father-to-Be

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

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.

Pregnancy Pampering Tips

Treat yourself to some well-deserved “me” time before your little one’s arrival.

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.

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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