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12-hour urine collection: Step-by-step instructions   English
Abstract: This handout for pregnant women explains how to collect urine and how to store it when doing a 12-hour urine collection.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
3-hour glucose tolerance test   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes the 3-hour glucose tolerance test, which is a follow-up test that is done after an abnormal glucola screening test for diabetes.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 2/2012
6 sleep and awake states: Learning about your newborn   English
Abstract: This handout for new parents describes a baby's 6 sleep and awake states.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 11/2011
Advanced aneuploidy screening with cell-free DNA: A guide to prenatal testing   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout gives information to help expectant parents decide if they want to have an advanced aneuploidy screening test. This test tells if the fetus has extra copies or missing copies of certain chromosomes, which can cause Down syndrome, Edward syndrome, Patau syndrom, or Turner syndrome. This handout explains the test and its limitations, and defines some medical terms.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Revised Date: 9/2012
After you've had your baby: What to expect during your stay and when you can safely go home   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This "roadmap" tells what a new mother can expect during her stay in the hospital after giving birth. It lists what needs to be done for both mother and baby, and when they can safely go home. This document is included in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
After your Cesarean birth   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains the changes that take place in your body after a Cesarean birth. Included are sections on pain control, caring for the incision, nutrition, and activity levels. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Amniocentesis: Helping you understand your procedure and the consent form   English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout describes the amniocentesis test including how it is done, what happens during the test, how to prepare, what happens after the test, and timing for receiving results.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Revised Date: 2/2009
Baby and mother safety in the hospital: Preventing falls   English
Abstract: This handout explains the fall risk for pregnant women who are in the hospital to give birth. This handout is one of the appendices in the book, "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 11/2016
Baby blues and more: Recognizing and coping with postpartum mood disorders   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains the "baby blues" and talks about longer term postpartum mood disorders. It offers tips for things you can do to feel better, and for how partners, families and friends can help. Many local resources are included. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Backache in labor: Adapted from Penny Simkin, PT   English
Abstract: This handout offers tips to women and their partners about reducing the pain from intense backache during labor contractions.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 11/2005
Bed rest guidelines: Helping you have a healthy baby   English Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for pregnant women who have been put on either modified or strict bed rest. Included are sections on childbirth classes, sexual relations during the pregnancy, the partner's needs, and what activities are restricted.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 1/2012
Before you leave the hospital: Important information for new mothers   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains the procedures and important paperwork that need to be done before leaving the hospital with a new baby. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 11/2016
Benefits of breastfeeding   English Korean Russian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout lists the many benefits of breastfeeding, for both the baby and the mother. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Birth and labor photos, videos, and audio recordings: Guidelines at UWMC   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives an overview of UWMC guidelines and restrictions for recording family medical events -- such as the labor/birth process -- using photography, videotaping, and audio recordings. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Birth choices: Planning for your labor and birth   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout provides basic information about a woman's hospital stay when giving birth. It includes ways to cope with labor pain and the choices that can be made during the birth process. A sample birth plan is included, to show the kinds of information to share with the health care team. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Birth with multiples: Planning for the big day   English
Abstract: This handout explains planning for a multiple birth by vaginal birth, induced labor, or Cesarean section birth. It gives examples of babies' positions and type of birth needed for safe delivery.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 4/2010
Blood pressure management and your pregnancy   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This booklet explains how blood pressure is checked during pregnancy, and what preeclampsia is, including risk factors, treatments, and what can be done to lower risk. It also details how the baby's well-being is checked and how blood pressure is managed during labor and delivery, and after childbirth.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 4/2006
Breastfeeding resources   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout lists resources where nursing mothers can buy breast pumps and supplies. It also includes contact information and websites for breastfeeding organizations, support groups, books, medicines, milk banks, and general information about preterm babies and breastfeeding. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Breastfeeding support: Helping you and your baby get started   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains the support and help for breastfeeding mothers that is available at the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic and Lactation Services at University of Washington Medical Center. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Car seat safety: Checklist and safety tips   English Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout provides a checklist to use when making sure a car seat is safe for a baby. It offers basic tips to help parents install a car seat properly. Photos illustrating correct use of car seats are included. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Care after your D & E   English
Abstract: This handout describes what to expect after a D & E (dilation and evacuation) procedure, including care instructions and when to call the clinic.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Women's Health Care Center
Revised Date: 1/2010
Caring for your baby   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives information to help parents take care of their newborn infant at home. It explains bathing, cord care, diapering, dressing, sleep positioning, and feeding by breast or bottle. It also covers spitting up, stools, temperature, hiccups, sneezing, skin quality, crying, crossed eyes, baby breast swelling, chin quivering, cough, and sleeping habits. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Caring for yourself after the loss of your baby: Emotional and physical healing   English Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout offers support for women who have lost their baby. Included is information about physical changes and emotional concerns, as well as warning signs for calling the doctor or clinic.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 3/2012
Caring for yourself and your new baby   English Spanish
Abstract: This document is the entire contents of the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." The book covers postpartum issues such as constipation, jaundice, breastfeeding, baby blues, and more.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 11/2016
Cervical cerclage   English
Abstract: Discusses the cervical cerclage surgical procedure, who can be helped by it, pre- and post- procedure, and when to call your health care provider.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2000
Checklist of comfort measures for labor   English
Abstract: This flyer provides a checklist for possible comfort measures during labor.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2004
Childbirth education classes: At UW Medicine   English
Abstract: This handout provides information on classes for expectant families offered at UWMC. Included are Childbirth Preparation Series, Labor and Birth Mini-Series, Expecting Multiples, Better Birth Refresher, Working with Labor Pain, Preventing Preterm Birth, Breastfeeding Basics, Newborn Care and Life with Baby, Newborn Care for Adoptive Families, Conscious Fathering, Babysafe with Infant CPR, and Sibling Preparation classes. These classes are offered in collaboration with Parent Trust for Washington State Children.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/2016
Chorionic villus sampling: Helping you understand your procedure and the consent form   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian
Abstract: This handout describes chorionic villus sampling (CVS). It explains how CVS is done, what happens during the test, how to prepare, and when test results will be received.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Revised Date: 2/2009
Comfort measures during labor   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives a list of different ways to help relieve pain and discomfort during labor. Suggestions include patterned breathing, massage, hot or cold packs, different body positions, staying active mentally, and help from the birth partner. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Common concerns about breastfeeding   English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This brochure covers many common questions and concerns about breastfeeding. Many helpful tips are offered. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Revised Date: 9/2016
Common symptoms during pregnancy: Tips for managing signs and staying healthy   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout lists the symptoms of early pregnancy, such as feeling tired, breast discomfort, urinating often, headaches, vision changes, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. It gives self-care tips to help manage the discomfort and activities to avoid. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Common terms of pregnancy and birth   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout lists common medical terms and abbreviations that are used during pregnancy and birth, and their definitions. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Common tests during labor   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: Lists five tests that are commonly administered during labor and delivery. Explains what the test is looking for and what the results may mean. This handout is also part of the birth booklet, "Pregnancy and Giving Birth," document #UH2334, available through Materials Management (uwmcmm@u.washington.edu).
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 6/2006
Common tests during pregnancy   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout lists tests that may be done during pregnancy. It explains the timing for each test, what is tested, and why it is done. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Congratulations on your pregnancy with multiples!   English
Abstract: This handout explains early growth and development of pre-born infants, higher risks of multiple pregnancy and concerns about preterm birth. It offers advice about choosing a care provider and hospital and describes UWMC's Prematurity Prevention Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 4/2010
Constipation: Causes and tips   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains constipation and its causes, and offers helpful tips. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Coping with grief after losing a preterm baby   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives tips for coping with grief after losing a preterm infant. Included are sections on supporting yourself, using physical activity to help reduce stress, handling your feelings, and support groups in the Seattle area.This handout is included in the packet "Coping with Grief," part of the Wait One Year Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 8/2012
Coping with stress after a preterm birth   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives tips for coping with stress after giving birth to a preterm infant. Sections include Support Yourself, Physical Activity Helps Reduce Stress, About "Baby Blues," and a list of websites to learn more. This handout is included in the packet "Preventing Another Preterm Birth," part of the Wait One Year Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 8/2012
Crying and colic: What it means when your baby is fussy   English
Abstract: This handout explains why babies cry and what parents can do to help. It also explains the difference between normal fussiness and colic.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 11/2011
Daily fetal movement record   Amharic English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout provides a graph for keeping a record of a fetus' movement over a 2-hour period. Step-by-step instructions are included, and when to call the health care provider.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 1/2013
Diabetes and pregnancy: The best for you and your baby   English Spanish
Abstract: This manual contains niformation to help pregnant women manage their diabetes for the best health of themselves and their baby. Included are sections on nutrition, hypoglycemia, blood glucose monitoring, oral diabetes medicines, insulin, sick-day guidelines, glucagon use, delivery options, breastfeeding, as well as phone numbers for clinic staff.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 2/2011
Diaper choices: Choosing the right fit for your family   English
Abstract: This handout describes the different types of diapers that parents can choose from. It also gives basic information about diaper services.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 11/2011
Directions and parking: For the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic and Labor & Delivery at UWMC   English Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout gives driving directions to University of Washington Medical Center, parking information, and directions to the Maternity and Infant Care Clinic.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 2/2011
Donor human milk program   English
Abstract: This handout explains the donor human milk program, why some mothers use donor human milk, safety concerns and risks, and where to learn more. It includes contact information for Lacation Services at two UW Medicine facilities: University of Washington Medical Center and Valley Medical Center.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Revised Date: 3/2014
Eating the right amount of sodium: While you are pregnant   English
Abstract: This handout gives tips on getting the right amount of sodium during pregnancy. Tables of foods to eat and foods to avoid are included, as well as general healthy diet guidelines.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 5/2010
Facts for women: Termination of pregnancy, abortion, or miscarriage management   English
Abstract: This handout answers common questions about miscarriage management and the termination of pregnancy, also known as abortion.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Women's Health Care Center
Revised Date: 2/2012
Feeding infant formula to newborn babies: Getting started   English
Abstract: This handout explains the 3 basic types of infant formula -- ready-to-feed, liquid concentrate, and powder -- and how to prepare them. It includes feeding tips and what to do with leftover formula.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Revised Date: 9/2013
Fetal development series - 36 weeks  
Abstract: Describes the appearance and development of the fetus at 36 weeks and discusses physical changes and discomfort in the mother.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/1993
Fetal development series - 38 to 40 weeks  
Abstract: Describes the appearance and development of the fetus as it nears birth and discusses the enlargement of the uterus.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1993
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/1993
Fetal movement   English
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for counting fetal movements, and tells when to call your health care provider based on your baby's motion in your belly.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
Gestational diabetes: Maternal and Infant Care Center   English
Abstract: This handout describes gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), which is high blood sugar that shows up during pregnancy. The handout explains how to tell if you have it, how it is treated, and how it can affect your unborn and newborn baby.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 1/2012
Getting ready to give birth: At University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)   English Spanish
Abstract: This guide helps you think through what you may need before, during, and after your labor. Also see the handout "Packing for the Hospital." This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Going home with two or more   English
Abstract: Discusses how to make a smooth transition in bringing multiple babies home. Suggests seeking help from friends, family and organizations and considering breastfeeding. Gives tips on setting up home involving finances, food, safety, nesting, laundry, and equipment.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 3/2012
Grief support   English
Abstract: Provides contact information for support organizations and resources to help deal with a loss during or after pregnancy.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 1/2011
Growing together: 14 to 16 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 14 to 16 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 18 to 20 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 18 to 20 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 24 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 24 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 26 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 26 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 28 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 28 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 30 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 30 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 32 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 32 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 34 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 34 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 36 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 36 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 38 to 40 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 38 to 40 weeks. It includes common changes in the mother's body. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: Three months -- 10 to 13 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 3 months. It includes common changes in the mother's body, and things she can do to ensure her baby's and her own health and well-being. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: Two months -- 6 to 9 weeks   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes the usual development of a fetus at 2 months. It includes common changes in the mother's body, and things she can do to ensure her baby's and her own health and well-being. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Guide to prenatal testing: Learning about your baby's health   Chinese English Korean Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam Japanese
Abstract: This handout describes genetic tests that a mother may choose to have during her pregnancy. Included are screening and diagnostic tests such as nuchal translucency (NT) ultrasound, integrated screen, quad screen, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis with ultrasound, and anatomy ultrasound. Through prenatal tests of genetics, information about Down syndrome (trisomy 21), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), spina bifida, and other inherited diseases can be revealed. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Headache: After your epidural or spinal anesthetic   English
Abstract: This handout covers what patients need to know if they have a severe headache after having an epidural or spinal anesthetic for labor pain or a Cesarean section. The reason for a dural puncture headache is explained, and possible treatments and their side effects are discussed.
Author: Anesthesiology Clinical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Anesthesiology Clinical Services
Revised Date: 4/2009
Healthy choices during pregnancy: Tips for staying healthy   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes choices to make during pregnancy to stay healthy. These include wearing a seat belt when riding in a car, taking care of your teeth, and getting good exercise. It explains why it is important to avoid alcohol, smoking, douching, hot tubs, certain medicines and drugs, and contact with rodents. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Heartburn: Tips to relieve your symptoms   English
Abstract: This handout offers diet and other tips to relieve the symptoms of heartburn.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Patient Care Services
Revised Date: 5/2012
Hepatitis B vaccine: For newborn babies   English
Abstract: This handout is Appendix B of the booklet "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." It explains the hepatitis B virus, and why newborn babies are given a vaccine against the virus.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
High blood pressure in pregnancy: When to call your health care provider   English
Abstract: This handout gives signs and symptoms of high blood pressure (hypertension) to watch for during pregnancy.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
If you have a high-risk pregnancy: We're here to help   English
Abstract: This brochure is for women with high-risk pregnancies. It explains helpful services and service providers at 2 UW Medicine clinics in the Seattle area: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic at UW Medical Center and Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at Valley Medical Center. It includes information about what a high-risk pregnancy is and what to expect at a clinic visit.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/2017
If your baby is born early   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout answers common questions parents have when the mother is in the hospital with preterm labor, or their baby is born early. Included are reasons to continue the pregnancy to full term when possible, where preterm babies are cared for, what kinds of problems are common, how long a preterm baby might be in the hospital, and where the parents can stay during that time.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 1/2010
Infant safety in the hospital: Tips for ensuring your infant's safety   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives security measures and safety guidelines used at University of Washington Medical Center to keep new mothers and their babies safe. It includes information about baby safety classes. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Is this safe to take while I'm breastfeeding?   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains what medicines, drugs, and other substances a mother should avoid while breastfeeding. It talks about alcohol, anesthesia, contraceptives (birth control), caffeine, cocaine, cold medicines, dental anesthetics, marijuana, methadone, pain medicines, tobacco, and dyes used in some ultrasound and X-ray tests. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Revised Date: 9/2016
It's time! When your labor begins   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout answers many questions about when to call and come to the hospital, and what to expect during your stay at University of Washington Medical Center. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Jaundice and your newborn   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout answers questions about jaundice in newborns, which occurs when bilirubin builds up in the baby's blood. Included are symptoms, how to check for jaundice, and when to call the baby's doctor. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Labor induction: Helping you understand your procedure   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes labor induction, how the procedure is done, and possible risks and complications.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 2/2011
Medical abortion: Follow-up at home after receiving mifepristone   English
Abstract: This handout explains the follow-up care after a pregnancy is ended using medications, also known as a medical abortion. Step-by-step instructions for using misoprostol tablets are included, as well as symptoms that require a call to the clinic, and what to expect for the weeks following the procedure.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Women's Health Care Center
Revised Date: 2/2012
Miscarriage: Your treatment options and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains what a miscarriage is, the possible causes, and choices for treatment, including "watch and wait" (expectant management), using the medication misoprostol, and vacuum aspiration.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Women's Health Care Center
Revised Date: 2/2012
Multifetal reduction: Maternal and Infant Care Center   English
Abstract: Discusses the personal and private elective procedure for multifetal reduction. Includes answers to commonly asked questions.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2000
My birth plan: For mother and baby   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout provides spaces for expectant parents to describe their concerns, fears, wishes, and how they want to manage the stages of labor and birth. The information can then be easily shared with the health care team. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Nausea during pregnancy: Tips to help prevent nausea and vomiting   English
Abstract: This handout offers tips to help prevent nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) that often occurs in the early months of pregnancy.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
UWMC Dept: Food and Nutrition Services
Revised Date: 3/2007
Newborn screening: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains the screening tests that are required for all babies born in Washington state. These tests check for congenital disorders, which are medical conditions that are present at birth. The tests include metabolic, hearing, pulse oximetry, and jaundice screening. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Newborn warning signs   Chinese English Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout lists warning signs that require a call to a newborn's clinic, health care provider, or 9-1-1. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 9/2016
Nutrition and food safety during pregnancy   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout for pregnant women is about eating safely to help herself and her growing baby stay healthy. It includes sections on weight gain, important nutrients, and foods to avoid. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Nutrition during pregnancy when you have diabetes   English
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines for food choices for women who have diabetes during pregnancy. It explains what carbohydrates should be avoided and why, and gives helpful tips for keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. It includes suggestions for what foods to eat at meals and snacks.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 1/2011
Opioid safety in the hospital: When you need to take opioid medicines   English
Abstract: This handout for new mothers is Appendix C of the booklet "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." It explains opioid pain medicine, why they are given, side effects, and tapering the medicine at home.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Pain control after a Cesarean birth   English
Abstract: This handout explains the types of pain a new mother may have after having a Cesarean birth. It includes how long the pain may last, treatment options, and when to call the doctor. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Pain control after a vaginal birth   English
Abstract: This handout explains the types of pain a new mother may have after having a vaginal birth. It includes how long the pain may last, treatment options, and when to call the doctor. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Pain relief during labor: Common pain relief options used at UWMC   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains common pain relief options used during labor and delivery at UWMC, when and how they are used, and what the risks are. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Planned Cesarean delivery enhanced recovery CareMap: How to prepare and what to expect   English
Abstract: This handout, called a CareMap, shows what a patient may expect when scheduled for Cesarean deliery at University of Washington Medical Center. It summarizes how to get ready for the surgery, what to expect on the day of surgery and during the hospital stay, and self-care after discharge.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/2017
Planning ahead: Decisions to make during and after your pregnancy   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout provides a list of things to think about and plan for when giving birth and becoming a parent. It includes information about tours of Labor & Deliver, getting a car seat, choosing a health care provider for the new baby, how to help older children prepare for a new sibling, and more. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Position and latch for breastfeeding: Laid-back, cross-cradle, football, and side-lying positions   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout describes three positions for breastfeeding -- cross-cradle, football hold, and side-lying. Illustrations of the positions are provided. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Revised Date: 9/2016
Pregnancy and giving birth: ,Cover, table of contents and welcome letter   English Spanish
Abstract: This document is the cover page, table of contents, and welcome letter for the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" that provides information to expectant parents. The book covers pregnancy, caring for yourself, the baby's growth, the stages of labor and birth, and more.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Prenatal Diagnosis Program   English
Abstract: This brochure describes services provided by the Prenatal Diagnosis Program at UWMC. Those services include genetic counseling, prenatal screening, and diagnostic testing. Included are possible reasons for referral to the clinic, as well as a map and contact information.
Author: University of Washington Medical Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: University of Washington Medical Center
Revised Date: 4/2013
Preparing for Cesarean birth   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains the reasons for having a Caesarean birth, and describes how to prepare for the surgery. It also includes information on the anesthesia that is used, and what happens after surgery. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Preparing for your C-section (slideshow)   English
Abstract: This slideshow explains how to prepare for a C-section (Cesarean section) at University of Washington Medical Center. It includes what to expect before and after surgery, and basic self-care at home afterward.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/2017
Preterm labor: Warning signs and symptoms   English
Abstract: This handout gives signs and symptoms to watch for that may mean a pregnant woman is in preterm labor.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
Preventing blood clots with enoxaparin (Lovenox): Anticoagulation during or after pregnancy   English
Abstract: This handout for pregnant women and new mothers gives information about using enoxaparin (Lovenox), a medicine that is used to prevent blood clots. It explains common side effects and blood clot symptoms, tells when to call the doctor, and includes instructions for safe disposal of needles and syringes ("sharps").
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 2/2014
Privacy policy for recordings during labor and delivery: Photos, video, and audio recordings   English Spanish
Abstract: This brochure outlines UWMC's staff privacy policies for expectant parents who wish to record their process of labor and delivery. Specifically, it states that patients, family members, and visitors must request permission for filming or otherwise recording UWMC staff, and that all staff have the right to refuse to be photographed or recorded.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 11/2010
Pumping and storing breastmilk   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout for breastfeeding mothers explains the benefits of using a breast pump, what to expect when pumping, how often to pump, and how to choose a breast pump. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
UWMC Dept: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Revised Date: 9/2016
Recognizing preterm labor and preventing preterm birth   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout details how to recognize preterm labor, including causes and warning signs. It also covers prevention of preterm birth. This handout is included in the packets "Preventing Another Preterm Birth" and "Coping with Grief," part of the Wait One Year Program.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 8/2012
Restrictions after a Cesarean section   English
Abstract: This handout lists activity restrictions for a woman who has had a baby by Cesarean section.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
Restrictions while you are pregnant   English
Abstract: This handout provides a checklist for the perinatal doctor or nurse to mark activity restrictions for a pregnant woman. The provider may check "Not restricted," "Bedrest," "Modfied bedrest," or "Complete bedrest." Other specific activities such as housework, driving, shopping, etc. are listed.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
Screening tests fo newborns: What you should know   English
Abstract: This handout is Appendix D of the booklet "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." It explains the different screening tests given to newborn babies and why they are important.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Smoking cessation resources: Washington State's tobacco prevention and control program   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to reach the Washington State Tobacco Quitline and provides some basic information about their smoking cessation program, including finding out if your health insurance will cover the program fees. This handout is included in the packets "Preventing Another Preterm Birth" and "Coping with Grief," part of the Wait One Year Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 10/2012
Stages of labor and birth: What to expect   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout gives an overview of the stages of labor and vaginal birth. The various stages of birth are described, and dilation sizes shown. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Taking care of your teeth and gums   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout for women who want to have children explains why taking good care of your teeth and gums may help prevent preterm birth. Sections include "Dental Checkups," "Medicines," "Brushing and Flossing Tips," "More Tips for Healthy Teeth and Gums," and "Resources for Dental Care." This handout is included in the packets "Preventing Another Preterm Birth" and "Coping with Grief," part of the Wait One Year Program. This document is also a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Taking care of yourself after giving birth   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout talks about self-care for the new mother after giving birth. It addresses body changes, nutrition, sexuality, and famiily planning. This document is a chapter in the birth book, "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Taking your baby's temperature: Using an underarm thermometer   English
Abstract: This handout explains how to take a baby's temperature under their arm. This is called the axillary temperature.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 6/2012
Using unscreened, unpasteurized human milk: When might breast milk not be safe?   English
Abstract: This handout explains the health risks of giving a baby breast milk that does not come from that baby's birth parent.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2017
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 3/2017
UWMC Tours of Labor & Delivery   English
Abstract: This handout lists days and times of free tours of the UWMC Labor & Delivery unit. The tours are available in various languages, and require pre-registration. Check each listing for more details.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 12/2015
Vaginal birth after Cesarean section   English
Abstract: This handout explains vaginal birth for women who have already given birth by Cesarean section. It explains the benefits of giving birth vaginally and the reasons why a Cesarean section delivery may be needed.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 2/2012
Wait 1 year: After having a spontaneous preterm birth   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout is for new parents of preterm infants. It gives information that may help reduce the risk of having another preterm birth and emphasizes the importance of waiting at least 1 year before having another pregnancy. Included are sections on birth control, folic acid supplements, dental health, coping with stress, smoking, follow-up care visits, and planning care for a future pregnancy. This handout is included in the packets "Preventing Another Preterm Birth" and "Coping with Grief," part of the Wait One Year Program.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 8/2012
Warning signs during pregnancy   English
Abstract: This handout for pregnant women gives signs and symptoms to watch for that require a call to your perinatal health care provider.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
Warning signs during pregnancy: When to call   Amharic English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout lists warning signs during pregnancy that require medical attention right away. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Warning signs for new mothers   Chinese English Russian Somalian Spanish Vietnam
Abstract: This handout lists warning signs after a woman gives birth that require a call to the clinic, health care provider, lactation services, or 9-1-1 emergency services. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." It contains the same content as a handout entitled "Mother's Warning Signs After Giving Birth."
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 9/2016
Warning signs of low blood sugar: During pregnancy   English
Abstract: This handout for pregnancy women lists signs to watch for that may mean your blood sugar is too low. Low blood sugar (glucose) is called hypoglycemia.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
Welcome to the Mother Baby Unit: What to expect   English
Abstract: This handout explains what a new mother can expect during her stay in the Mother Baby Unit at University of Washington Medical Center. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Welcome to the Wait One Year program: Helping prevent another preterm birth   English
Abstract: This document is a welcome letter to women taking part in the Wait One Year program at UWMC. This program is for women who have had a preterm birth.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 10/2012
Welcome to the world of multiples!   English
Abstract: Provides an introduction to multiples pregnancy, discusses need for specialized health care provider and lists additional prenatal health care needs.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 3/1999
What is an epidural? About pain relief during labor and delivery   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout answers questions about what an epidural is, when and how it is used during labor and birth, and what risks are involved. It includes a photo of a patient using PCEA (patient-controlled epidural anesthesia) and one of an epidural catheter taped in place. A short glossary of medical terms the patient is likely to hear is also included.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 10/2009
What to expect after a first trimester surgical abortion (or D & C): And how to take care of yourself   English
Abstract: This handout explains what to expect and self-care after having a surgical abortion, sometimes called a D & C (dilation and curettage) or termination of pregnancy.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2002
UWMC Dept: Women's Health Care Center
Revised Date: 2/2012
When to call your perinatal health care provider   English
Abstract: This handout gives signs and symptoms during pregnancy that require a call to your perinatal health care provider. These include fever, pain, high pulse, and other symptoms.
Author: Perinatal Education
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
UWMC Dept: Perinatal Education
Revised Date: 5/2012
Whooping cough: Pertussis   English
Abstract: This handout is Appendix E of the booklet "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." It explains whooping cough, why children are given vaccines to protect them, and when the vaccines should be given.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Your baby's first hearing test: For newborn babies   English
Abstract: This handout is Appendix F of the booklet "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby." It explains hearing tests that are given to newborn babies. It also includes signs of hearing loss that parents should watch for in the first year of a baby's life.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 9/2016
Your discharge checklist: For new mothers   English
Abstract: This handout is a checklist to help new mothers keep track of where they are in the discharge process, and to know what needs to be done before they can go home. "Discharge" is a term for leaving the hospital.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 5/2013
Your glucose tolerance test: After your baby is born   English
Abstract: This handout is for women who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. It explains a glucose tolerance test, which is done to see if you have type 2 diabetes.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
UWMC Dept: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Revised Date: 12/2014
Your health care team: During pregnancy, labor, and birth   English Spanish
Abstract: This handout lists the members of the health care team who work in the Maternity and Infant Center at University of Washington Medical Center. It explains each team member's role during a woman's pregnancy, labor and birth, Cesarean birth, after birth, and when at home. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
Your prenatal care   English Somalian Spanish
Abstract: This handout explains why prenatal care is important and gives recommendations about how often to see the doctor while pregnant. It includes what to expect during a visit, and how the clinic staff can help. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Pregnancy and Giving Birth."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
UWMC Dept: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Revised Date: 12/2012
 
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