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Becoming a mother is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. This section of womenshealth.gov will help you learn what you can do before, during, and after pregnancy to give your baby a healthy start to life.



Healthy Pregnancy was reviewed March 2009 by:

John W. Schmitt, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Virginia Medical School

Content last updated: September 27, 2010.

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