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Avoid Alcohol When Planning Pregnancy
Women who are planning to become pregnant should not drink alcoholic beverages. That's because it can take four to six weeks before a woman knows she is pregnant. Those early weeks of pregnancy are critical for fetal development, and alcohol can have a profound effect. Fetal alcohol syndrome is the leading preventable cause of mental retardation, according to the March of Dimes.
Valley Health offers women of the northern Shenandoah Valley a full range of services for obstetric and gynecological care, from non-complicated natural deliveries to high-risk pregnancy, surgical procedures and cancer care.
To learn more about women's care services at our individual hospitals, click on the links below.
Shenandoah Memorial Hospital
Warren Memorial Hospital
Elizabeth B. Sherman Women’s Care Center
Winchester Medical Center Women and Children's Services