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You're pregnant: Now what?

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Are you a father-to-be?

A father's presence is as important to a child's healthy development as the mother's. Your role as a father can begin now by supporting the baby's mother during the pregnancy. Being involved in the pregnancy also will help you to adjust to the idea of parenthood. Learn more about the importance of fathers.
Did you know?

Several types of health care professionals can help pregnant women and deliver babies. They include obstetricians, family physicians, midwives, and nurse-midwives. In this section of womenshealth.gov, we call all health care professionals "doctor" only to keep the information as easy to read as possible.

So — you're pregnant! What's next? What should you eat? What kinds of tests will you and your baby need? What happens if problems come up? Get answers to these questions and more.

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Content last updated: September 27, 2010.

Resources last updated: September 27, 2010.

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