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Mercy's Countdown to Baby Guide

Pregnancy is full of excitement and, yes, questions.

Every mom-to-be is different and every pregnancy unique…but every woman wants the best for her growing family. It all starts with solid information from a trusted health partner like Mercy.

Mercy’s Countdown to Baby Guide answers questions you may have about pregnancy, including:

  • first and second trimester symptoms
  • things you should do to get ready for birth and baby
  • getting the family and pets ready for the new arrival, and more.

Mercy’s leading OB/GYN physicians provide personalized care for you and your baby, including regular screenings and checkups to give you peace of mind as your family grows. We’ll answer your questions, address your concerns and connect you to other Mercy resources to help you and your family prepare.


How we’re keeping moms and babies safe.

Rest assured, Mercy is following all guidelines to provide the safest care for pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’re screening patients and visitors at hospital entrances, isolating patients who test positive for the virus, allowing only one support partner for childbirth (doula policies vary by location), and limiting visitors at our hospitals and outpatient facilities.

In addition, all Mercy caregivers must pass daily screenings and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while on duty. Mercy also supports the early-discharge recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists when both mother and baby are healthy.


The safety of our patients and caregivers has been, and always will be, our priority. We follow strict standards for disinfecting, required masking for patients, visitors and co-workers, and social distancing. Please do your part by following these and other CDC guidelines.

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