pregnancy

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

November 28, 2018

Three U.S. sites are enrolling couples in the first clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of a gel for men to prevent unintended pregnancy.

Pregnant woman
November 9, 2018

When babies transition from the womb to the world, they pick up a population of beneficial bacteria, or microbiome, from their mother’s birth canal that would enhance protections from disease. But in the case of C-sections, some moms have been a

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