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.
Laura Sienas, MD, defines endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and shares common examples. She reviews the impact that EDCs have on women's health topics and ways that physicians can advocate for their patients and their community.
Robert Harris, MD, MPH, FACR, reviews normal findings and landmarks in a first trimester ultrasound. He talks about some abnormal intrauterine findings and indications for first trimester ultrasounds.
Catherine Albright, MD, MS, brings an understanding of pregnancy physiology and impact on congenital heart disease (CHD). presenter: Catherine Albright, MD, MS
Shani Delaney, MD, reviews the standard screening methods and their accuracy, the cell free DNA lab methods and how to apply cfDNA into practice.
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.
Barbara Goff, MD, gives a presentation on the importance of mentorship, how to mentor, and how to seek out good mentorship.
Christie Walker, MD, discusses the intended original goals of prenatal care while increasing the awareness of the costs and the strengths and limitations of prenatal care.
Lauren Owens, MD, MPH, defines trauma and trauma-informed care, describes the prevalence of trauma among various populations, describes a trauma-informed approach to the pelvic exam and informs of a trauma-informed approach to labor and delivery.
Paul Pottinger, MD, FIDSA, provides an update on the current situation with HAIs, SSI, Influenza, Legionella, MRSA, & C.difficile in cesarean sections and hysterectomy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protocols & Guidelines
University of Washington Medical Center Maternal Cardiopulmonary Protocol provides a summary of symptoms and signs, differential diagnosis and initial evaluation steps.
OB Consensus Statement on practice guidelines for hospital antepartum and postpartum services, reviewing indications for inpatient pharmacologic prophylaxis against thromboembolism.
Obstetric Consensus Conference, August 2019
Obstetric Consensus Statement, Revised April 2019
Maternal sepsis, especially puerperal sepsis, is a common pregnancy-related condition and in the United States (US) is a leading cause of maternal mortality.
OB Consensus Statement on Anticoagulation Management of Pregnant Women with Mechanical Heart Valves by maternal fetal medicine and cardiology team at University of Washington Medical Center.
University of Washington Comment on ARRIVE Trial Publication, Shani Delaney, M.D. response contact
OB Consensus Statement on Management of Acute severe hypertension in pregnancy by maternal fetal medicine team at University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington presents the June 2018 Obstetric Consensus Conference. The objective is to evaluate the use of TXA for prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) in the obstetric setting.
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
Information & Resources
January 30-31, 2020
UW Medicine sponsored Conference in Moses Lake, Washington on October 11 & 12, 2019.
In the present study, we report a community resource that includes "omics" data from approximately 12,000 samples as part of the integrative Human Microbiome Project.
Implementation of an ERAS pathway for women having planned or unplanned cesarean delivery was associated with significantly decreased postoperative length of stay and significant direct cost-savings per patient, without an increase in hospital readmissions.
UW Medicine has some of the highest success rates in the region for the care of gynecologic cancer, high-risk obstetrics, infertility, family planning and pelvic health issues.
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.