pregnancy

May 31, 2019

Women who consider pregnancy during their medical residencies often do so in a vacuum of information about available maternity leave or how the decision could affect the remainder of their training, new research suggests.

May 10, 2019

UW Medicine researchers are recruiting pregnant women to study whether prenatal marijuana use – in the absence of alcohol, tobacco, and any illicit drug consumption – affects their infants’ brain development, cognitive and motor development, med

picture of pregnant woman receiving IV medication in hospital
March 6, 2019

It's scary to think about, but an infection during pregnancy, whether the flu or a urinary tract infection, appears to increase a child's risk of being diagnosed with depression or autism. Researchers also found the rate of suicide was lower amo

February 26, 2019

Kristina Katrel remembers her first pregnancy being relatively easy. As a marathoner and enthusiast of yoga and pilates, she bounced back quickly nine years ago and returned to her routine of work, home and exercise.

Kristina Katrel holding her son
February 26, 2019

Getting in shape can be tough, and for new parents, it can be a frustrating process. Kristina Katrel, a Seattle mom of two, is navigating how to exercise as she feels like she can't do everything she used to.

March 6, 2019

Children whose mothers were hospitalized with an infection during pregnancy may be at increased risk for autism, depression and suicide later in life, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in

February 7, 2019

New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy.

February 1, 2019

It's still flu season, and Washington state is also now facing a measles outbreak. 

Pregnant woman
January 16, 2019

It's the question many ask: Is there a safe amount to drink during pregnancy?

January 16, 2019

A study of 84 twin/sibling pairs exposed to alcohol in utero shows that two fetuses exposed to identical levels of alcohol can experience strikingly different levels of neurological damage.  Risk of damage does not depend solely on the

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