Pregnancy & Childbirth

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

  • 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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  • New car seat recommendations for kids

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new information and recommendations on car seats for young children. In an updated policy statement, entitled “Child Passenger Safety,” the AAP...

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  • Breast pumping tips for traveling moms

    Breast pumping tips for traveling moms

    Although pumping can be done in the privacy of your own home, you may find yourself in situations where you’ll need to pump on the go, especially while traveling.

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  • Having problems with breastfeeding? Here are some ways to make it better

    Having problems with breastfeeding? Here are some ways to make it better

    If you're not comfortable nursing, you're not alone, so take advantage of the many services out there that can improve the experience for you and your baby.

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  • During pregnancy, get by with a little help from your friends

    During pregnancy, get by with a little help from your friends

    There’s the old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” For some people, it also takes a village to have a child. That community-based philosophy is at the heart of CenteringPregnancy, a...

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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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