before pregnancy
during pregnancy
drugs, alcohol, smoking during pregnancy

Your Developing Baby

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Bringing a new life into the world is a time of joy and responsibility for all families. Before you even think of getting pregnant there are steps that can be taken to promote a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. This is called preconception care and is especially important since nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned. Make healthy lifestyle choices prior to pregnancy to promote the healthy growth and development of your baby.

Steps you can take before getting pregnant and during pregnancy to maintain optimal health include the following: