Pregnancy Complications

At Swedish, we are highly trained to treat the most complicated conditions that develop during pregnancy. Whatever you are experiencing, we’re deeply committed to helping you by guiding complex pregnancies toward the best possible outcome: healthy moms and healthy babies.

  • Placenta previa – where the placenta develops low in the uterus and can obstruct the passageway to the cervix
  • Invasive placenta – occurs when the placenta attaches too strongly or grows into the wall of the uterus
  • Placenta abruption – occurs when the placenta releases too early, most often late in pregnancy
High Risk Pregnancy: Placenta Concerns

This condition, which occurs before the 36-week mark of pregnancy, means that babies are born when they are not yet fully developed and can have serious problems with breathing, feeding and keeping warm. At Swedish, premature babies are expertly cared for around the clock in our Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

PPROM occurs when the amniotic sac ruptures before the 37th week of pregnancy, which increases the risk of premature delivery. If PPROM is confirmed, you’ll be admitted to the hospital and kept under observation until your baby’s lungs are mature enough to be born – typically after 34 weeks. Babies born before the 37-week mark are automatically admitted to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for care and observation.

Losing a baby can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. We work with you to provide support if miscarriage or stillbirth occur, and to identify genetic, hormonal, immune or structural causes that, if treated, might enable you carry a healthy pregnancy in the future.