Pregnancy & Childbirth

Services and stories about the unique pregnancy path offered to expecting, new and experienced moms at Swedish

  • Painful periods and pelvic pain – could it be endometriosis?

    Painful periods and pelvic pain – could it be endometriosis?

    Painful periods that keep you from enjoying daily life aren’t normal. Find out if yours is caused by endometriosis – a common and treatable condition.

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  • Help your child weather the pandemic with the fine art of self-expression

    Help your child weather the pandemic with the fine art of self-expression

    When children express themselves, it can improve their self-esteem, build confidence and encourage independence. Swedish offers fresh ideas for creative self-expression that parents can try at home.

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  • Children and Grief: How to Support Your Child

    Children and Grief: How to Support Your Child

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  • Caregiver Support: Emotional Wellbeing

    Caregiver Support: Emotional Wellbeing

    While trying to be the perfect caregiver for your loved one, do not forget to take care of yourself as well.

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  • “To-do” or “To-be,” in the Time of COVID-19

    “To-do” or “To-be,” in the Time of COVID-19

    With the impact of COVID-19, our world has changed, our priorities have shifted and our lives have slowed down.When things do not go as planned, practice leaning into a "to-be" list.

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  • A Seattle mom's story: Welcoming a new baby after testing positive for COVID-19

    A Seattle mom's story: Welcoming a new baby after testing positive for COVID-19

    ‘Even with COVID, welcoming a baby is an amazing experience.’

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  • Fall Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Shake

    Fall Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Shake

    Our Swedish Cancer Institute dietitians are in on the Fall food fun, and have provided a pumpkin recipe for your enjoyment.

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  • Healing Music Playlist | On-demand healing music at your fingertips!

    Healing Music Playlist | On-demand healing music at your fingertips!

    Creating & listening to music playlists is fun, but did you know it can be therapeutic? Here are some tips from a Board-Certified music therapist, to help fight cancer by finding just the right mix.

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  • Getting to know the Swedish Hereditary Cancer Clinic

    Getting to know the Swedish Hereditary Cancer Clinic

    An interview with a gene detective. What you should know about genetic counseling and testing when impacted by cancer.

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  • Exercise after delivery: How to avoid injury

    Exercise after delivery: How to avoid injury

    Osteitis pubis can cause groin pain during pregnancy and after birth. Listen to your body and take your time getting back to exercise.

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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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  • Sex after baby

    Sex after baby

    How sex will be different after having a baby.

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  • How to eat right for two

    How to eat right for two

    Learn what types of foods will most benefit you and your baby during pregnancy.

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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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  • Breastmilk basics: does diet really matter?

    Breastmilk basics: does diet really matter?

    Certain foods, diets, medications, and more can influence breastmilk production, and every lactating mother should know what foods and drinks to avoid while breastfeeding.

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  • Tips to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    Tips to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    While Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is rare, it is a source of worry for many parents. We don't know exactly what causes SIDS, but we do know some ways to reduce the risk.

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  • Flat head syndrome FAQ

    Flat head syndrome FAQ

    Many cases of plagiocephaly are benign flat spots or slight abnormalities on a baby’s head that will resolve on their own over time.

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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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