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At Good Shepherd Hospital we believe your pregnancy experience starts long before you deliver your baby, and your care should, too. Whether you are starting or adding to your family, Good Shepherd Hospital will be there to assure the healthiest and most comfortable experience-right from the start.

It takes 12 months to have a healthy baby.

Develop a healthy lifestyle three months before your pregnancy and you give your baby and yourself the best opportunity for good health. The period of greatest sensitivity for the developing fetus is between 17 and 56 days after conception. During these early weeks the baby's major organs are formed.

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