Follow-up Care and Support
Our care doesn't stop when you leave the hospital with your baby. Swedish is here to support you every step of the way, including:
New parent Information Line
If you have questions or concerns about breastfeeding or newborn care that can't wait for your next physician visit, Swedish has an after-hours New Parent Information Line. Call 206-386-MOMS (6667) to speak with a lactation specialist.
Postpartum Depression Assistance
It is believed that up to one in four women will experience postpartum depression in the months after giving birth. Learn more about postpartum depression and Find a Physician who specializes in postpartum depression.
New moms support groups
Get together with other new moms and babies to share stories, experiences and discuss a wide array of parenting topics. Our New Mom Support Groups meet weekly on Swedish's First Hill and Ballard campuses. Participants explore the complex range of emotions of motherhood. Topics include adjusting to the identity of being a new mom, how our own life experiences influence our parenting, how becoming a parent affects marriages and partnerships, emotional development of the baby, and parenting strategies.
Swedish/First Hill support groups
- The First Hill campus new moms group is facilitated by a an experienced group leader and certified social worker that helps mothers adjust to their new roles and gives them the opportunity to share experiences and connect with other mothers. The fee is $80 for eight weeks. To register, call 206-386-3321.
- Understanding the Moods of Motherhood is a free drop-in support group for new mothers interested in recognizing and working with postpartum blues, depression or other emotional challenges after birth. This group meets each Monday (except major holidays) from 4 p.m. - 5:30p.m. on the First Hill campus in the Heath Building at 801Broadway, suite 718. Please call to registration. For more information please call 206-386-3321.
- Listening Mothers™, a local organization that offers small-group parenting classes for new moms and babies at Swedish. The classes teach healthy communication between mom and baby and enhance a baby's early learning by increasing the mother's self-awareness. The fee is $96 for eight weeks. To register, call 425-450-0332.
Swedish/Ballard support group
The Ballard campus Mother-Baby Group includes speakers who will discuss a variety of interesting topics on the health and well-being of moms and babies. The 90-minute sessions take place once a week for eight weeks. The fee is $80 for the eight-week series. To register for the Ballard campus group, call 206-781-6051.
Swedish/Edmonds Moms and Babies
The Edmonds campus New Moms and Babies program is designed for new moms with babies up to 6 months old. Join other new moms and babies to meet and share ideas, and to hear a variety of speakers who will cover topics concerning your growing family. The free program is taught by a Swedish/Edmonds R.N. To register for the Edmonds campus group, call 425-673-3352.
Breastfeeding clinic, supplies and support group
The Swedish Breastfeeding Center provides one-on-one consultations to moms who need extra assistance with breastfeeding, and a support group in Ballard for breastfeeding moms. For detailed information, call the Swedish Breastfeeding Center at 206-386-3740. Outpatient lactation consultations are also available at Edmonds. For information, call 425-640-4072.
The Swedish Breastfeeding Center rents hospital-grade Medela breast pumps and now has Medela Baby Weigh scales available for weekly rental. The Medela BabyWeigh™ II Scale is an infant scale that automatically calculates breast-milk intake from pre- and post-feeding weights. Pumps and scales can be delivered to Postpartum, NICU or ISCU or any inpatient room on the First Hill campus. Or, stop by the Swedish Breastfeeding Center located in the Heath Building at First Hill, 801 Broadway, Suite 718. Also available is a wide range of nursing supplies, nursing bras and tanks, and baby carriers. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 206-386-3398.
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