UW Medicine offers holistic healthcare services to women across the continuum from adolescence through late adulthood. UW Medicine provides wellness and preventive services as well as care for normal to high-risk pregnancies, and breast, gynecologic and pelvic health. Our experts care for women with complicated medical conditions (such as reproductive/infertility and gynecologic oncology) that may require minimally invasive procedures or comprehensive surgical care. In addition, UW Medicine is prepared to care for infants requiring special or intensive care services within our three Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Our level 3 and level 4 NICUs provide the latest therapies for infants born preterm or those who require highly skilled care. Our physicians are researchers who are making medical discoveries that are improving the lives of women and infants throughout the world.
Caroline Mitchell, MD, MPH, discusses what gut microbes have to do with chronic diseases such as diabetes, IBD, obesity, asthma, etc. Where do our bacteria come from? What is the bacteria we begin life with?
Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD covers many aspects of the significant and enduring public health challenge of the Zika Virus.
Tiffany Beck, MD, MPH, gives a review of menopause and health in the well woman and how it overlaps with the cancer survivorship population.
Timothy Mitchell, MD, talks about the history of marijuana, legalization, its targets and how it is consumed.
Swati Shree, MD, MHA, discusses the Rhesus system, Pathogenesis, screening, diagnosis and prevention of RhD alloimmunizaton. Dr. Shree also explains anti-D lg, unique scenarios and other national guidelines. She lastly discusses fetal RHD genotyping.
Anna Kirby, MD, gives an overview to understand the initial evaluation of urinary incontinence, when to refer and the treatments for urgency urinary incontinence.
Elizabeth Swisher, MD, Professor, provides an update on identifying the hereditary ovarian cancer risks since this has gone through a major transformation in the recent year.
Kathryn Pennington, MD, describes the patterns of care in treating ovarian cancer, while identifying women who are at risk.
In May 2011, Gretchen Pitkin delivered triplets at UW Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The three babies were in the NICU for various lengths of time, one for 100 days. They are now 15 months old and are thriving. Watch their amazing story.
UW Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is one of our greatest prides.
Genevieve S. Neal-Perry MD, PhD, discusses fertility evaluation and management for couples or individuals looking to start a family.
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, focuses on diseases that derive from Mutant Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).
Jim Evans, MD, discusses application of genomic medicine in the OB/GYN Clinic and in public health.
New innovative research projects aiming to prevent premature birth have been announced by the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), an initiative of Seattle Children's.
Denise Galloway, PhD, shares the natural history of genital HPV infection and evidence for their role in cancers, mechanisms by which HPVs contribute to cancer, and the development of vaccine to prevent HPV infection.
Protocols & Guidelines
The purpose of this consensus statement is to provide perioperative guidelines that need to be considered when performing a cesarean section in an obese gravida.
Training, Education & Advocacy in Miscarriage Management
Research & Publications
Information & Resources
This brochure explains services and providers at 2 UW Medicine clinics: the Maternal and Infant Care Clinic at UW Medical Center (UWMC) and the Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at Valley Medical Center.