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

August 29, 2018

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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.

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

July 11, 2018
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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 group prenatal care program.

Ask a midwife: What pregnant women should know about CMV

June 08, 2018
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Simple precautions can help those at risk prevent contracting the virus.

Ask a midwife: Could preeclampsia affect your pregnancy?

May 16, 2018
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 condition?

What to do about pelvic floor problems – decision making is a team event

May 15, 2018
For many women, some topics - often involving two major medical issues - can be hard to talk about, mostly because of embarrassment or social taboos.

How are you? Each of us is probably asked that question several times each day. We often go for the quick answer: Fine, great, getting along. For many women, some things can be much harder to say out loud, mostly because of embarrassment or social taboos.

Ovarian cysts: When should you worry?

April 05, 2018
woman holding stomach_200x118 It can be frightening to hear the phrase “ovarian cyst,” but start with this knowledge: ovarian cysts are a naturally recurring part of the ovulation cycle and most of the time, they resolve themselves without intervention.

If you could become pregnant, take prenatal vitamins

March 13, 2018
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For women of childbearing age, it’s a good idea to take what are known as “prenatal vitamins” -- vitamins containing folic acid, iron and often, some other compounds, such as calcium, Vitamin D and omega-3 acids.

What we can learn from Serena Williams' complicated birth

January 25, 2018

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Serena Williams’ childbirth experience highlights complications in care and disparities in maternal mortality that must be addressed.

Tackle flu season and other parenting predicaments with Circle by Swedish

October 31, 2017

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Flu season is just one of the many things on a parent’s worry list. Did the kids get their flu shots? Do they need any other vaccines? Are they growing at a healthy rate? And will they ever outgrow their picky eating? There’s an app to relieve some of those worries: Circle by Swedish.

Born at Swedish 92 years ago, and a receipt to prove it

September 11, 2017
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Louis Larsen still has the bill for his birth at Swedish, and he’s been getting his care there ever since. Take a look at the typewritten document and read his story.

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