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12-hour urine collection: Step-by-step instructions  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
3-hour glucose tolerance test  
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
Revised Date: 2/2012
6 sleep and awake states: Learning about your newborn  
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
Revised Date: 11/2011
About rapid HIV antibody testing: Helping you understand the test  
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect from rapid HIV antibody testing. Included ar risks, benefits, and alternatives to the testing. This material is a supplement to the discussions between patient and doctor.
Author: Labor and Delivery/6E/6S
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 11/2008
Activities at home: To help your baby learn and get stronger  
Abstract: This handout explains different activities to do at home that can help a preterm baby learn and get stronger. It includes ways to help the baby strengthen their stomach muscles, their hands, their necks, and other muscles.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2015
Advanced aneuploidy screening with cell-free DNA: A guide to prenatal testing   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
Revised Date: 9/2012
Advanced prenatal screening with cell-free DNA: At UW Maternal Fetal Medicine in Yakima  
Abstract: This handout gives information to help pregnant women decide if they want to have cell-free DNA screening. This blood test tells the risk of a baby having certain health conditions such as Down syndrome, trisomy 18, trisomy 13, or an X chromosome issue.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 5/2015
After you've had your baby: What to expect during your stay and when you can safely go home  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
After your baby leaves the NICU: The first 4 months  
Abstract: This handout explains basic skills your baby will be learning in the first few months after you leave the NICU.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 10/2016
After your Cesarean birth  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Amniocentesis  
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
Revised Date: 2/2009
Austin's journey: A NICU alumni story  
Abstract: This handout is a parent's story about their preterm infant's time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. Please be aware that these alumni stories may bring up deep emotions for you as you read them. Remember that each baby is unique, and each story only reflects that one family’s journey.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Your fall risk: When you are in the hospital to have your baby  
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
Revised Date: 11/2016
Baby blues and more: Recognizing and coping with postpartum mood disorders  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Backache in labor: Adapted from Penny Simkin, PT  
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
Revised Date: 11/2005
Balancing act: Time in the NICU and time at home  
Abstract: This handout for parents of a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) gives tips for how to balance the needs of the new baby with the responsibilities at home.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
Basic baby care: Caring for your baby at home  
Abstract: This handout, written for parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), explains the basics of caring for a new baby at home.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Becoming an advocate for your baby: A guide for parents  
Abstract: This handout explains how parents of NICU babies can become strong advocates for their hospitalized child.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Bed exercises during pregnancy: Keep your arms and legs strong  
Abstract: This handout for pregnant women explains why it is important to keep arms and legs strong while on bed rest. It includes precautions for safety.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 6/2014
Bed rest guidelines: Helping you have a healthy baby  
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
Revised Date: 1/2012
Before you leave the hospital  
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
Revised Date: 11/2016
Benefits of breastfeeding  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Birth and labor photos, videos and audio recordings  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Birth choices: Planning for your labor and birth  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Birth with multiples: Planning for the big day  
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
Revised Date: 4/2010
Blood pressure management and your pregnancy  
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
Revised Date: 4/2006
Bonding with your baby: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout for parents of premature infants explains what bonding will be like with a NICU baby, and how the parent can help the bonding process.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Bottle feeding your preterm baby at home  
Abstract: This one-page handout gives helpful hints for bottle feeding a preterm baby at home.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 8/2015
Breast care: After the loss of your baby  
Abstract: This handout explains breast care after the loss of a baby. Included are reassurances about the grieving process, suggestions to help with breast engorgement, signs that require a call to the doctor, quotes from other bereaved mothers, and a list of helpful resources.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2008
Revised Date: 3/2012
Breast-pumping record  
Abstract: This form is included in the manual "Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby." It is to be used by breastfeeding mothers to keep track of how often and how much milk they pump over a 24-hour period.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2015
Breastfeeding for the mother having surgery  
Abstract: This handout explains how to manage breastfeeding if having surgery. It discusses how to minimize interruption of breastfeeding, about medicines and anesthesia, and what to do on the day of surgery.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 4/2012
Breastfeeding resources  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Breastfeeding resources: Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby  
Abstract: This handout is part of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby." It lists websites and phone numbers for organizations that can support a mother as she breastfeeds her new baby.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 11/2015
Breastfeeding support  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Breastfeeding your hospitalized baby: A manual for new mothers  
Abstract: This document contains all sections of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Preterm Baby." Included are chapters on expressing milk, nursing, low milk production, preparing for discharge and going home, and breastfeeding resources. A breast-pumping record is also included for the mother to track how much milk they are pumping and when.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2015
Breastfeeding your preterm baby at home  
Abstract: This handout gives helpful hints for breastfeeding a preterm baby at home.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 8/2015
Car seat safety: Checklist and safety tips  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic: At the Center on Human Development and Disability  
Abstract: This brochure describes the Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Clinic and how the clinic can help children with congenital heart disease. The clinic is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington.
Author: Center on Human Development and Disability
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2016
Caring for your baby  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Caring for your baby: Developmental care  
Abstract: This handout for parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) explains developmental care, a way to help premature infants feel as calm and comfortable as possible.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Caring for yourself after the loss of your baby: Emotional and physical healing  
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
Revised Date: 3/2012
Caring for yourself and your new baby  
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
Revised Date: 11/2016
Cervical cerclage  
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
Revised Date: 12/2000
Checklist of comfort measures for labor  
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
Revised Date: 12/2004
Childbirth education classes  
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
Revised Date: 3/2016
Choosing a primary care provider for your baby: Tips for parents of NICU babies  
Abstract: This handout gives tips on how to choose a primary care provider for a newborn, with special attention to the needs of a NICU baby.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Chorionic villus sampling  
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
Revised Date: 2/2009
Circumcisions at UW Neighborhood Clinics  
Abstract: This handout explains the benefits and risks of circumcision, and how to plan for a circumcision at UW Medicine clinics. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2006
Revised Date: 9/2016
Clean and safe NICU  
Abstract: This handout introduces parents to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Washington Medical Center. It describes the NICU's Code of Conduct, the NICU Family Lounge, services and support that are available to NICU families, and also explains about daily health screenings for visitors and other visitor guidelines.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2016
Comfort measures during labor  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Comfort measures for postpartum engorgement  
Abstract: This handout lists ways breastfeeding mothers can ease the discomfort of breast engorgement after giving birth. Tips include applying warmth, massage, feeding the baby, compresses, pain relievers, and breast pumps. This document is a chapter in the birth book "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC) (Use Maternal & Infant Care Center)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1997
Revised Date: 9/2016
Common concerns about breastfeeding  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Common symptoms during pregnancy  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Common terms of pregnancy and birth  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Common tests during labor  
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
Revised Date: 6/2006
Common tests during pregnancy  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
You can breastfeed your preterm baby  
Abstract: This handout is part of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby." It explains why breast milk is important for a baby's health, and gives basic information about what steps will be taken to help the mother supply milk to her baby while in the hospital.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2015
Congratulations on your pregnancy with multiples  
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
Revised Date: 4/2010
Constipation  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation/intrauterine insemination  
Abstract: This handout is for patients at University Reproductive Care in Seattle. It explains the steps involved in a fertility treatment called "controlled ovarian hyperstimulation/intrauterine insemination."
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2016
Coping with grief after losing a preterm baby  
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
Revised Date: 8/2012
Coping with stress after a preterm birth  
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
Revised Date: 8/2012
Coping with stress when you have a baby in the NICU  
Abstract: This handout for parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) gives tips on ways to cope with daily stress.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
Crying and colic: What it means when your baby is fussy  
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
Revised Date: 11/2011
Cystic fibrosis information sheet  
Abstract: This handout explains the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis, the chances of being a carrier,and reasons to be or not to be tested. This information is also included in the birth booklet, "Pregnancy and Giving Birth," document #UH2334, available through Materials Management (uwmcmm@u.washington.edu).
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 2/2009
Daily fetal movement record  
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
Revised Date: 1/2013
Diabetes and pregnancy: The best for you and your baby  
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
Revised Date: 2/2011
Diaper choices: Choosing the right fit for your family  
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
Revised Date: 11/2011
Domperidone (Motilium)  
Abstract: This handout is Section 8 of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Preterm Baby." It gives information about Domperidone (Motilium), a prescription drug that increases prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production. Dosage and possible side effects are included.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
Donor human milk program  
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
Revised Date: 3/2014
Eating the right amount of sodium: While you are pregnant  
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
Revised Date: 5/2010
Embryo cryopreservation: What it is and how it is done  
Abstract: This handout explains embryo cryopreservation and why this option might be chosen. It includes benefits and risks, how embryos are selected, and survival rates.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 11/2011
Emotions after discharge: When you bring your baby home  
Abstract: This handout is for parents of a baby who has been in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). It explains the unexpected feelings that may arise when the baby is finally able to come home, and talks about anxiety, bonding and attachment, chronic sorrow, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Emotions after giving birth: Baby blues and postpartum mood disorders  
Abstract: This handout gives ideas for coping with the emotions that arise after giving birth. It also explains the difference between the "baby blues" and more serious mood disorders.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2015
Expanded carrier testing: A genetic test for hereditary diseases  
Abstract: This handout gives information to help prospective parents decide if they want to have a test to see if they are a carrier of a genetic disease.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2015
Expressing breast milk for your preterm baby  
Abstract: This handout is part of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby." It covers how to create and maintain a milk supply, using a breast pump, hand expression, kangaroo care, milk let-down, keeping breast milk safe for the baby, milk fortifiers, and answers to questions about colostrum, foremilk, and hindmilk.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2015
Feeding infant formula to newborn babies: Getting started  
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
Revised Date: 9/2013
Fetal movement  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Finding your emotional balance: Adjusting to the NICU rollercoaster  
Abstract: This handout for parents of a baby in the NICU gives tips and reassurance for dealing with the emotional ups and downs of having a premature or ill infant.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Frankie's journey: A NICU alumni story  
Abstract: This handout is a parent's story about their preterm infant's time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. Please be aware that these alumni stories may bring up deep emotions for you as you read them. Remember that each baby is unique, and each story only reflects that one family’s journey.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Frozen embryo transfer cycle: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare and what to expect during a frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycle. This process is used to transfer frozen embryos into a woman's uterus at the right time in her menstrual cycle.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 7/2016
Gestational diabetes: Maternal and Infant Care Center  
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
Revised Date: 1/2012
Getting ready to give birth  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Going home with two or more  
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
Revised Date: 3/2012
Grief support  
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
Revised Date: 1/2011
Growing together: 14 to 16 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 18 to 20 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 24 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 26 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 28 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 30 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 32 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 34 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 36 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: 38 to 40 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: Three months -- 10 to 13 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Growing together: Two months -- 6 to 9 weeks  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Guide to prenatal testing   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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Head shape and positioning: When your baby is premature  
Abstract: This handout explains why and how a premature baby's skull may flatten or form in an odd shape. It describes the different kinds of flattening that can occur and how to position the baby to help avoid head shape problems.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 7/2015
Headache: After your epidural or spinal anesthetic  
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
Revised Date: 4/2009
Health choices during pregnancy: Tips for staying healthy  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Helpful phone numbers  
Abstract: This handout for women receiving their prenatal care at University of Washington Medical Center provides phone numbers that may be helpful during pregnancy and after the baby is born. 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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Helping your baby calm: What you can do  
Abstract: This handout explains the importance of helping a preterm baby calm, and ways to do this. Suggestions include carefully timing interactions, watching for the baby's stress cues, using "positive touch," and lessening stressors in the environment.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 4/2015
Helping your baby grow and develop: In the NICU  
Abstract: This handout explains how the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) creates womb-like conditions to help a preterm baby grow and develop. It includes sections on temperature, positioning, pressure and containment, vision and hearing, swallowing and digestion, and bonding with mom.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Hepatitis B vaccine: For newborn babies  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Herbs and foods to increase your breast milk supply  
Abstract: This handout gives helpful information about foods and herbs called galactogogues, which can help increase a mother's supply of breast milk.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 10/2016
High blood pressure in pregnancy: When to call your health care provider  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
How is breastfeeding going?  
Abstract: This handout gives questions for new mothers to ask themselves to help them know if their infant is breastfeeding sucessfully. It provides the Lactation Services phone number to call in case of problems. 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, 1993
Revised Date: 9/2016
How to breastfeed: Latching on: Follow these 10 steps  
Abstract: This handout offers step-by-step guidelines for a mother to follow when helping her baby latch on to her breast for breastfeeding.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 1/2012
If you have a high-risk pregnancy: We're here to help  
Abstract: This brochure for women with high-risk pregnancies explains helpful services and service providers at the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic at University of Washington 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
Revised Date: 10/2014
If you have gestational diabetes: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout for pregnant women explains what to expect when you have gestational diabetes. Sections include diet changes, testing your blood glucose, sending in test results, and testing for diabetes after giving birth.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
If your baby is born early  
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
Revised Date: 1/2010
In vitro fertilization: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes how to prepare for and what to expect when you have in vitro fertilization (IVF). It provides written information about the treatment process, including risks, benefits, and alternatives. This information must be read and understood before signing consent forms to have the treatment.
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 11/2011
Infant CPR classes: In the Seattle area  
Abstract: This handout describes various infant CPR, first aid, and safety classes offered in the Seattle area. It includes costs, locations, and website links.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Infant Development Follow-up Clinic  
Abstract: This brochure describes the Infant Development Follow-up Clinic and how the clinic can help children who are at risk for developmental problems. The clinic is part of the Center on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington.
Author: Center on Human Development and Disability
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 10/2015
Infant safety in the hospital: Tips for ensuring your infant's safety  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Integrated screen: A guide to prenatal testing  
Abstract: This handout provides information for women to help them decide if they want to have an integrated screen test, which will show the chance that their baby has Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or spina bifida. Included are risks, benefits, and what a "positive" or "negative" result means.
Author: Prenatal Diagnosis Clinic
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 2/2009
Is it safe to take this while I'm breastfeeding?  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
It's time! When your labor begins  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Jaundice and your newborn: Questions and answers  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Kylie's journey: A NICU alumni story  
Abstract: This handout is a parent's story about their preterm infant's time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. Please be aware that these alumni stories may bring up deep emotions for you as you read them. Remember that each baby is unique, and each story only reflects that one family’s journey.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Labor induction: Helping you understand your procedure  
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
Revised Date: 2/2011
Layne's journey: A NICU alumni story  
Abstract: This handout is a parent's story about their preterm infant's time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. Please be aware that these alumni stories may bring up deep emotions for you as you read them. Remember that each baby is unique, and each story only reflects that one family’s journey.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Learning to move: When your baby is premature  
Abstract: This handout explains why it is hard for premature babies to learn to move. It explains some of the common challenges these babies face: aligning their head with their bodies (midline), arching backward instead of curling forward, stiffness, and limited variation in the type of movement.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 7/2015
Low milk production: Causes, treatment, and prevention  
Abstract: This handout is part of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby." It gives common causes for low milk production: hormonal or other physical conditions of the mother, medicines or drugs, and infant conditions. A variety of tips to help milk production are included, such as expressing milk 8 or more times a day, kangaroo care, breast massage, acupuncture, fenugreek, and other special foods.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2015
Lucy's journey: A NICU alumni story  
Abstract: This handout is a parent's story about their preterm infant's time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. Please be aware that these alumni stories may bring up deep emotions for you as you read them. Remember that each baby is unique, and each story only reflects that one family’s journey.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Maternity Support Services (MSS)  
Abstract: This handout describes Maternity Support Services, a program to help women have a health pregnancy and a healthy baby. The program is for women who receive medical coupons.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 12/2004
Medical equipment in the NICU: What you will see  
Abstract: This handout explains many of the pieces of medical equipment used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Photos of many devices are included.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Medical terms in the NICU: For parents of NICU infants  
Abstract: This handout defines many of the terms parents will hear while their baby is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Memories to record: Special events you may want to remember  
Abstract: This handout suggests special events and milestones parents may want to record from their baby's stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Miscarriage: Your treatment options and what to expect  
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
Revised Date: 2/2012
MRI: Fetal scan: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is done to take pictures of a fetus. It includes how to prepare for the scan, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the test results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 3/2015
Multifetal reducation - Maternal and Infant Care Center  
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
Revised Date: 12/2000
My birth plan: For mother and baby  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
My Journal  
Abstract: This brochure provides space to record thoughts, feelings and dreams during pregnancy.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 7/2003
My pregnancy record  
Abstract: This booklet provides spaces for an expectant mother to record vital signs, lab results, baby's growth, questions and provider comments.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 7/2003
Newborn screening: What to expect  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Newborn warning signs  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
NICU family resources: Websites and books  
Abstract: This handout provides a list of helpful online and written resources for families with infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 9/2014
Nursing your preterm baby  
Abstract: This handout is part of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby." It covers how to know when the baby is ready to breastfeed, positions such as the football hold and the cross-cradle hold, how to help the baby latch, nipple shields, and test weights.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2015
Nutrition and food safety during pregnancy  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Nutrition during pregnancy when you have diabetes  
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
Revised Date: 1/2011
Nutrition guidelines during pregnancy: Healthy eating for you and your baby  
Abstract: This handout explains why it is important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. It includes answers to common questions pregnant women have, such as "How much weight gain is normal?" "How many calories do I need to eat every day?" "Do I need to take vitamins?" and "What foods are best to eat?" It also has sections on nutrients, food and safety concerns, meal ideas, and activity and exercise.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 6/2013
Obstetrical Hypertension Consult Program: University of Washington Medical Center  
Abstract: This handout describes the Obstetrical Hypertension Consult Clinic, the care team and cardiac output measurements. Preeclampsia, from risk factors to prevention to medications used for treatment, is discussed. And, the booklet details related infant care and baby's well being during pregnancy, during labor and delivery, and after the baby is born.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 2/2013
Opioid safety in the hospital: When you need to take opioid medicines  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Ovulation induction-sequential intrauterine insemination: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout is for patients at University Reproductive Care in Seattle. It explains the steps involved in a fertility treatment called "ovulation induction-sequential/intrauterine insemination."
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2016
Oral ovulation induction/intrauterine insemination: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout is for patients at University Reproductive Care in Seattle. It explains the steps involved in a fertility treatment called "ovulation induction/intrauterine insemination."
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2016
Oxytocin nasal spray  
Abstract: This handout is Section 9 of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Preterm Baby." It gives information about oxytocin, the hormone released during breastfeeding, and explains how to use oxtocin nasal spray to help milk let-down when breasts are engorged and do not respond to nursing, massage, warmth, or pumping.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
Packing for the hospital  
Abstract: This handout offers tips on what to pack for your stay in the hospital to make your childbirth more comfortable. 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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Pain control after a Cesarean birth  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Pain control after a vaginal birth  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Pain relief during labor: Common pain relief options used at UWMC  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Palliative care: For patients and families in the NICU  
Abstract: This brochure answers questions about the role of palliative care for patients and families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Parent Support Network: Emotional support for parents with a baby in the NICU  
Abstract: This brochure explains the Parent Support Network in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. This program pairs parents of former NICU babies with those who currently have an infant in the NICU.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2015
Parenting in the NICU: for parents of NICU infants  
Abstract: This handout explains how parenting looks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It describes "kangaroo care," lists items parents may want to bring to the NICU from home, and briefly describes NICU classes and support groups.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 2/2016
Pets and your new baby  
Abstract: This handout offers tips on how to safely care for yourself during pregnancy and for your newborn when there are pets in the home.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 7/2003
Planning ahead  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Planning for your hospital stay: When you deliver your baby  
Abstract: This brochure for women planning to give birth at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) gives basic information on when to come to the hospital, where to go, what to bring, and when to expect to go home.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 1/2007
Position and latch for breastfeeding  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Pregnancy and giving birth  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Prenatal testing: Integrated screen: At UW Maternal Fetal Medicine in Yakima  
Abstract: This handout explains an integrated screen, which is a test done during pregnancy to check the fetus for Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or spina bifida.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 9/2014
Preparing for Cesarean birth  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Preparing for discharge and going home: Leaving the NICU  
Abstract: This handout is part of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Hospitalized Baby." It explains what will happen at discharge, test weights, renting a pump, and what to expect at home.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 11/2015
Preterm labor: Warning signs and symptoms  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Preventing blood clots with enoxaparin (Lovenox): Anticoagulation during or after pregnancy  
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
Revised Date: 2/2014
Privacy policy for recordings during labor and delivery: Photos, video, and audio recordings  
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
Revised Date: 11/2010
Probiotics: for our most premature babies  
Abstract: This handout explains probiotics, and why they are given to the most premature infants in the Neonatal Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Protecting your baby from infections: Caring for your premature baby at home  
Abstract: This handout for parents of a premature baby explains important steps to take to help protect their baby from infection.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Pumping and storing breastmilk  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Quad screen  
Abstract: This handout gives information to help women decide if they want to have a quad screen. The test, done during pregnancy, shows the chance of the baby having Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or spina bifida. Benefits and risks of the test, and explanations of "positive" and "negative" test results are included.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1995
Revised Date: 2/2009
Preventing preterm birth  
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
Revised Date: 8/2012
Reglan (Metoclopramide)  
Abstract: This handout is Section 7 of the manual "Breastfeeding Your Preterm Baby." It gives information about Reglan (Metroclopramide), a prescription drug that increases prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production. Dosage and possible side effects are included.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 8/2009
Reminder about your telemedicine visit  
Abstract: This handout is for women who are participating in the Diabetes in Pregnancy Telemedicine Program at UW Medicine. It reminds them what to bring to their clinic visit, and provides phone numbers to call with questions.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Renting a hospital-grade breast pump: Tips for new mothers  
Abstract: This handout gives helpful information for new parents who need to rent a hospital-grade breast pump.
Author: Lactation Services/Maternity and Infant Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 1/2016
Resources to help pay for healthcare: For families with babies in the NICU  
Abstract: This handout gives ideas and resources to help families pay for their baby's stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Restrictions after a Cesarean section  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Restrictions while you are pregnant  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Safe feeding: In the NICU and at home  
Abstract: This handout explains the feeding "building blocks" used in the NICU. It describes the different stages in feeding progression and tells when and how your baby will start oral feedings by breast or bottle.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 7/2015
Safe home: When you bring your baby home  
Abstract: This handout gives tips to help make sure your home is safe for your baby. It includes security around strangers and safety in the crib, in the bathtub, in the kitchen. It also gives tips for fire safety, air safety, and how to instruct babysitters for safe care of your infant.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Safe sleep: Protecting your baby during sleep  
Abstract: This handout explains the best ways to help your baby sleep safely. It includes the "ABCs" of safe sleep: Alone, on the Back, and in a Crib.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Safe travel: Car seat and safety tips  
Abstract: This handout gives clear instructions on how to choose the right infant car seat, how to use it safely, how to place a baby in the car seat, and basic car safety.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Screening tests fo newborns: What you should know  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Signs of breathing problems: Caring for your infant at home  
Abstract: This handout for parents of NICU babies explains the signs of breathing problems, also called respiratory distress.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Signs of infection: Caring for your premature baby  
Abstract: This handout explains the signs of infection parents should watch for, especially in premature babies who are at a higher risk of getting an infection.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Smoking cessation resources: Washington State's tobacco prevention and control program  
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
Revised Date: 10/2012
Sore nipples: How to treat sore nipples  
Abstract: This handout for breastfeeding mothers talks about the common problem of sore nipples during the first week after giving birth. Tips on feeding positions, ointments and breast shells are given. 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, 2003
Revised Date: 9/2016
Stages of behavior: What to expect with your premature baby  
Abstract: This handout for parents of premature babies explains the basic behavior stages they can expect to see. It includes short descriptions if a baby is born before 32 weeks, between 32 and 35 weeks, and after 35 weeks gestation.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 3/2015
The stages of labor and birth  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Taking care of your teeth and gums  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Taking care of yourself after your baby's birth  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Taking your baby home: When it's time to leave the NICU  
Abstract: This handout provides resource and support phone numbers for parents taking their preterm baby home from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 8/2015
Taking your baby's temperature: Using an underarm thermometer  
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
Revised Date: 6/2012
Telemedicine program: For UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine patients  
Abstract: This handout explains a program at UW Medicine called the Diabetes in Pregnancy Telemedicine Program. This program allows patients to have follow-up visits with doctors and specialists by computer.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Testing for gestational diabetes: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout explains what gestational diabetes is and the 2 tests that are used to diagnose it. Instructions are included for these tests: the glucola test and the 3-hour glucose tolerance test.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 3/2013
Therapy after discharge: In the first year and beyond  
Abstract: This handout is for parents and other loved ones of babies who have been in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. It explains the importance of having regular developmental screens with a pediatric therapist.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Timothy and Tessie's journey: A NICU alumni story  
Abstract: This handout is a parent's story about their preterm infant's time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. Please be aware that these alumni stories may bring up deep emotions for you as you read them. Remember that each baby is unique, and each story only reflects that one family’s journey.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 7/2015
Trial of labor after having a cesarean delivery: Risks, benefits, and other options  
Abstract: This handout explains the risks and benefits of "trial by labor" -- trying to have a child by labor after having had another child by cesarean delivery. The handout also gives a general overview of what to expect when planning a trial by labor.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 5/2014
Tube feeding your baby: Guidelines  
Abstract: This handout gives guidelines to help parents tube feed their baby at home. It includes a list of equipment needed, types of feeding tubes, and equipment care. It also includes instructions on placing the tube, checking it before every feeding, and feeding the baby.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 9/2014
Obstetrical ultrasound: How to prepare for your exam  
Abstract: This handout describes obstetrical (OB) ultrasound, an exam used to check the condition of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. It includes how to prepare, how the exam works, how it is done, what to expect, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 8/2015
Natural cycle/intrauterine insemination: What to expect  
Abstract: This handout is for patients at University Reproductive Care in Seattle. It explains the steps involved in a fertility treatment called "unstimulated cycle/intrauterine insemination."
Author: University Reproductive Care
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 6/2016
UW telemedicine patient satisfaction survey  
Abstract: This handout is a survey for women who are part of the UW Medicine Diabetes in Pregnancy Telemedicine Program.
Author: Maternal Fetal Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
UWMC Tours of Labor & Delivery  
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
Revised Date: 12/2015
Vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC)  
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
Revised Date: 2/2012
Wait 1 year: After having a spontaneous preterm birth  
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
Revised Date: 8/2012
Warning signs during pregnancy  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Warning signs during pregnancy: When to call  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Mother's warning signs after giving birth  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Warning signs of low blood sugar: During pregnancy  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
Welcome to the Mother Baby Unit: What to expect  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Welcome to the Progressive Care Nursery  
Abstract: This booklet is for families of babies admitted to the Progressive Care Nursery (PCN). It answers common questions and concerns about the PCN and caring for babies in the PCN.
Author: Progressive Care Nursery/MIC
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 10/2008
Welcome to the Wait One Year program: Helping prevent another preterm birth  
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
Revised Date: 10/2012
Welcome to the world of multiples!  
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
Revised Date: 3/1999
What is an epidural? About pain relief during labor and delivery  
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
Revised Date: 10/2009
When can my baby come home? Planning for discharge  
Abstract: This handout for parents of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) explains the criteria that must be met before a baby is ready to leave the NICU. These criteria include the baby's health, the completion of certain tests and treatments, and parent readiness to care for the infant at home.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
When to call your baby's primary care provider: A quick guide of when to call your baby's PCP  
Abstract: This handout is a quick guide to use when you are concerned and wondering if you should call your baby's primary care provider (PCP).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
When to call your perinatal health care provider  
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
Revised Date: 5/2012
When you have a high-risk pregnancy: We're here to help  
Abstract: This brochure for women with high-risk pregnancies explains helpful services and service providers at the UW Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinics in Arlington and Yakima, Washington. It provides information about what a high-risk pregnancy is and what to expect at a clinic visit. It also includes maps, directions, and contact information for both clinics.
Author: Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 10/2014
Whooping cough: Pertussis  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Will my babies be identical?  
Abstract: Discusses the difference between fraternal and identical twins and concerns that arise in placental development. Identifies triplets as usually fraternal.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 1/2011
Wyatt's journey: A NICU alumni story  
Abstract: This handout is a parent's story about their preterm infant's time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Washington Medical Center. Please be aware that these alumni stories may bring up deep emotions for you as you read them. Remember that each baby is unique, and each story only reflects that one family’s journey.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 8/2015
Your baby's care team: For parents of NICU infants  
Abstract: This handout explains the many members of the healthcare team caring for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 2/2016
Your baby's comfort: For families of babies in the NICU  
Abstract: This handout explains how pain affects a baby, how the care team in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats or manages pain, and what comfort measures can help a baby feel more comfortable.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 11/2014
Your baby's first hearing test: For newborn babies  
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
Revised Date: 9/2016
Your baby's sleep and wake states: What they mean and what to do  
Abstract: This handout describes the various sleep and wake states: quiet sleep, active sleep, drowsy, quiet alert, active alert, and fussing or crying.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2015
Revised Date: 3/2015
Your baby's unique needs: How NICU staff care for your preterm baby  
Abstract: This handout explains the care needs a premature infant has, and how staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provide for those needs.
Author: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2014
Revised Date: 8/2015
Your breastfeeding plan: What to do at home  
Abstract: This handout gives a breastfeeding plan for new mothers. It includes options for the provider to customize the instructions for each mother and baby.
Author: Women's Health Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2016
Revised Date: 2/2016
Your discharge checklist: For new mothers  
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
Revised Date: 5/2013
Your family planning  
Abstract: This handout talks about family planning, and common birth control methods. The use, side effects, and advantages of many forms of contraception are listed. This document is a chapter in two birth books: "Pregnancy and Giving Birth" and "Caring for Yourself and Your New Baby."
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 9/2016
Your glucose tolerance test: After your baby is born  
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
Revised Date: 12/2014
Your personal safety: For you and your baby  
Abstract: This handout about domestic violence offers questions to women to help them think about their home situation. It also provides tips and resources to keep safe. 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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Your prenatal care  
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
Revised Date: 12/2012
Your public health nurse: How your public health nurse can help you  
Abstract: This handout describes how a public health nurse can help a woman while she is pregnant and after the baby is born. The public health nurse can provide information, support, and/or referrals for prenatal care, infant care, growth and development, and related issues.
Author: Maternity and Infant Center (MIC)
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 1/2005

 
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