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Planning for Pregnancy

You need to start strong when you start a family. The choices you make in the months before conception will have a lasting effect on you and your baby — and if you’re healthy and making smart decisions, you’ll have less to worry about during pregnancy. We have doctors, nurses, and midwives to help you get ready with classes, tips, and the assistance of our women’s health services.

Highlights & Resources

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    Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy

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    Interactive Tool: When Are You Most Fertile?

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    Pregnancy: Choosing a Health Professional

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COVID-19 Vaccine Recommended for Pregnant Women

Protect Yourself and Your Baby

Pregnant women with COVID-19 can have severe illness and severe outcomes, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, and death.


That's why St. Luke’s OB/GYN providers recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant. More than 139,000 pregnant women have enrolled in the V-Safe Pregnancy Registry. Data shows there is no risk of miscarriage associated with the vaccines.


COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infection; they do prevent severe illness from COVID-19, which is dangerous for a pregnant woman and her fetus. Maternal infection with the virus is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery and stillbirth. Vaccinated mothers who are breastfeeding transmit antibodies that may help protect their newborns.

Having a Baby

  • Planning for Pregnancy

    Thinking about having a baby? A little bit of planning can make this exciting time as joyous and stress-free as possible.

  • Pregnancy

    Preparing for a new baby is one of the most exciting times in your life, and St. Luke’s is here to help you get ready.

  • Labor and Delivery

    We’re here for you and your new baby every step of the way. Find out why having a baby is different at St. Luke’s.

  • Postpartum

    The first six weeks after delivery during which a new mom recovers and bonds with her baby.