Swedish Pregnancy & Childbirth Team

There's a reason why more babies are born at Swedish every year than any other health system in western Washington - bringing babies into this world is our mission. The Swedish Pregnancy & Childbirth Team is committed to giving you relevant and actionable insights on how to care for yourself and your child as you navigate the trimesters of your pregnancy.

  • Not just the baby blues. Swedish experts on postpartum anxiety and depression

    Not just the baby blues. Swedish experts on postpartum anxiety and depression

    With a new baby, most birthing people experience emotional highs and lows. Persistent mood changes and impaired functioning may signal something more serious.

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  • JUST Birth Network hosts inaugural Black Maternal Health Week conference

    JUST Birth Network hosts inaugural Black Maternal Health Week conference

    Event affirms Swedish's commitment to Black women's right to joy, dignity and well-being before, during and after pregnancy.

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  • The JUST Birth Network

    The JUST Birth Network

    The JUST Birth Network provides Black and Native patients at Providence Swedish with a network of culturally affirming care throughout the pregnancy journey.

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  • Giving parents-to-be the best possible start

    Giving parents-to-be the best possible start

    We give parents-to-be the tools they need to make the best possible start. Learn how we support you, from prenatal care to hands-on help postpartum.

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  • Do you know how a midwife can help you?

    Do you know how a midwife can help you?

    Learn more about how midwives at Swedish provide unique patient-centered care to parents and their newborns.

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  • TeamBirth initiative launches at Swedish First Hill

    TeamBirth initiative launches at Swedish First Hill

    The program seeks to transform childbirth care through its focus on communication and inclusion.

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  • Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination

    Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination

    Answers to your vaccine questions if you're pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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  • Overcoming three common breastfeeding challenges

    Overcoming three common breastfeeding challenges

    No matter how well prepared you are, breastfeeding is a skill that requires effort, patience and a whole lot of trial and error.

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  • Pregnancy and marijuana use

    Pregnancy and marijuana use

    More women are using marijuana during pregnancy than in the past. Is it safe or does it pose avoidable health risks?

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  • Swedish launches first-ever hospital-based postpartum doula services

    Swedish launches first-ever hospital-based postpartum doula services

    Unique program offers in-home care after your baby’s arrival to help create a strong foundation for your growing family.

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  • Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    Care for yourself while you care for your new baby

    Make yourself a priority and stay healthy after childbirth.

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  • Call the midwife: Learn more about why you should consider midwifery care

    Call the midwife: Learn more about why you should consider midwifery care

    For many people, the role of a midwife might seem hazy. Midwives can be present at a birth, but what exactly do they do? Midwifery is actually a highly specialized field, and its practitioners...

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  • The 5 most common misconceptions about pregnancy

    The 5 most common misconceptions about pregnancy

    As an expectant mother, you need to learn what truly is and isn’t safe for you and your developing baby, based on the best available medical evidence.

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  • Ask a midwife: What pregnant women should know about CMV

    Ask a midwife: What pregnant women should know about CMV

    Simple precautions can help those at risk prevent contracting the virus.

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  • Ask a midwife: Could preeclampsia affect your pregnancy?

    Ask a midwife: Could preeclampsia affect your pregnancy?

    If you’re a woman who’s expecting or trying to conceive, you’ve probably heard of the term preeclampsia. But do you know what it means, and how it could potentially affect you if you develop this...

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