Pregnancy & Childbirth

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

  • Raising your child on a vegan diet

    Raising your child on a vegan diet

    Is a vegan diet right for your children? A nutrition expert at Swedish shares tips to help make plant-based eating a positive experience for the entire family.

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  • Black Maternal Health Week event celebrates human connection while highlighting deadly, ongoing inequities

    Black Maternal Health Week event celebrates human connection while highlighting deadly, ongoing inequities

    The JUST Birth Network hosted a second annual event that marked progress, celebrated activism and called out continuing disparities in maternal and infant care.

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  • Comprehensive care for people with complex pregnancies

    Comprehensive care for people with complex pregnancies

    Patients with medically complex pregnancy require specialized, holistic care. Swedish’s maternal and fetal medicine experts are there for them. Learn more.

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  • Preventing cervical cancer

    Preventing cervical cancer

    A gynecological oncologist at Swedish outlines the benefits of early vaccination and regular screenings to prevent cervical cancer.

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  • The Lytle Center: a decade of nurturing families

    The Lytle Center: a decade of nurturing families

    The Center provides those families with a welcoming place before and after birth for learning, health evaluations and ongoing support.

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  • U.S. News & World Report names Providence Swedish among nation’s best hospitals for maternity care

    U.S. News & World Report names Providence Swedish among nation’s best hospitals for maternity care

    Providence Swedish delivers more babies each year than any hospital system in Western Washington.

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  • At Swedish, the very best care for every woman at every stage of life

    At Swedish, the very best care for every woman at every stage of life

    Seattle’s KING 5 TV hosted a panel of Providence Swedish women’s health experts for a series of conversations about the extensive, world-class women’s health-care available to our patients.

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  • How pediatric physical therapists design care for kids

    How pediatric physical therapists design care for kids

    Therapy or play? Pediatric PT at Swedish is both, thanks to our expert specially trained therapists. Watch video: A Seattle Sounders FC star visited with pediatric therapy patients and caregivers.

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  • Watch video: Halloween fun with some of our most boo-tiful little patients

    Watch video: Halloween fun with some of our most boo-tiful little patients

    For NICU babies and their families, a sweet treat from Swedish caregivers.

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  • At Swedish, midwives’ expansive role in care is helping build community

    At Swedish, midwives’ expansive role in care is helping build community

    Swedish’s Medical Director of Midwifery, Mary Mittell, CNM, discusses how midwifery supports inclusive, holistic care.

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  • TeamBirth maternity program launches at Providence Swedish

    TeamBirth maternity program launches at Providence Swedish

    The initiative, a joint venture with the Washington State Hospital Association and others, seeks to ensure shared decision-making processes between birthing parents and clinicians.

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  • New residency program addresses OB/GYN shortage

    New residency program addresses OB/GYN shortage

    With a groundbreaking program at Swedish, first-year residents are leading change in their field.

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  • Congratulations to our 2023 Doula Diversity Scholarship recipients

    Congratulations to our 2023 Doula Diversity Scholarship recipients

    The scholarship is part of our commitment to support the professional development of more doulas of color, LGBTQ doulas and doulas from underrepresented groups.

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  • Preguntas y respuestas con expertos de Swedish: Cómo preparar a su hijo para un nuevo año escolar

    Preguntas y respuestas con expertos de Swedish: Cómo preparar a su hijo para un nuevo año escolar

    La temporada de vuelta a la escuela es el momento ideal para programar el examen anual de rutina de su hijo y verificar que tenga las vacunas al día.

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  • Q&A with Swedish experts: Preparing your child for a new school year

    Q&A with Swedish experts: Preparing your child for a new school year

    Experts at Swedish offer tips and strategies to help prepare your child for a successful new school year.

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  • 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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  • Newsweek ranks Swedish among best U.S. maternity hospitals

    Newsweek ranks Swedish among best U.S. maternity hospitals

    Providence Swedish's First Hill and Issaquah campuses received the highest-possible rating in the 2023 survey.

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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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  • Addiction and recovery during pregnancy

    Addiction and recovery during pregnancy

    Women with substance use disorder reflect on challenges they overcame during pregnancy with help from addiction and recovery services at Swedish.

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