SEATTLE, May 9, 2012 - Washington state hospitals, physicians and expectant mothers have teamed up to deliver a dramatic increase in the number of babies born at full term – 39 weeks – instead of earlier in their pregnancies. They did this by rapidly changing established obstetric practices in place for many years. This change came about because of new research demonstrating the short- and long-term hazards of delivery prior to 39 weeks.
We are lucky to have so many birth control options available to us. Not all methods will be ideal for all couples, so how do you figure out how to pick a method? Here are some features to consider – but keep in mind that not all features will be important to you in your personal circumstances.
Effectiveness: How well will a particular approach work to prevent pregnancy?
There are some times in life where avoiding pregnancy is more important than other times, so most effective forms should be selected when it is critical to prevent pregnancy.
There are two scales of effectiveness, typical user effectiveness and perfect use rates. Some birth control depends a lot on...
KING TV's Evening Magazine Program Airs Story about Leap Day Babies Featuring a Newborn Who Arrived at Swedish Feb. 29
SEATTLE, March 1, 2012 - KING Television's (Channel 5, NBC) Evening Magazine program aired a story last night about Leap Day babies that featured a newborn who arrived at Swedish on Feb. 29.
The baby girl - one of at least 15 born at the First Hill campus yesterday and among more than 7,500 infants born each year between Swedish's four childbirth centers - arrived yesterday morning around 5 a.m.
More information about the Swedish newsroom
Explore the rest of the Swedish blog
Swedish has a social media policy
See who is blogging at Swedish
Check out more from Swedish:
See who else is blogging at Swedish