Third Trimester

The Many Faces of Maternal Mental Illness

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

The Honest Truth About Your Body After Baby

You’ve attended childbirth classes, and your hospital bag is packed, but do you know what changes to expect in your body after baby? Get the information you need to feel prepared.

Beat the Back Pain Blues

The final trimesters of pregnancy can feel like you have a bowling ball strapped to your belly, so it’s no wonder your back hurts. Here are some pain-relief tips that actually work.

Get Some Skin in the Game

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

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.

What to Expect After Your C-Section

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

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.

5 Fears of the Father-to-Be

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

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.

Bringing Baby Home

Learn what you will and won’t need to bring your new little one home safely.

Childbirth classes are available for women who plan to deliver at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. For more information, visit DeKalbRegional.com.

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