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Women’s Health

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.


Unsafe Abortion: Past, Present, and Future: Elizabeth Harrington, MD, describes the epidemiology of unsafe abortion in the global setting and explains how legal restrictions on abortion affect quality of care.

Treating Symptoms of Menopause in Women with Gynecologic Cancer: Tiffany Beck, MD, MPH, gives a review of menopause and health in the well woman and how it overlaps with the cancer survivorship population.

The Zika Virus Epidemic and Effects on the Fetal Brain: Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD covers many aspects of the significant and enduring public health challenge of the Zika Virus.


The goal of this consensus statement is to standardize our clinical recommendations regarding antepartum testing. In this document we will review 1) common maternal and neonatal indications for testing, and 2) initiation, type and frequency of antenatal testing recommended.

Maternal Cardiopulmonary Protocol: Recognition and Initial Evaluation: University of Washington Medical Center Maternal Cardiopulmonary Protocol provides a summary of symptoms and signs, differential diagnosis and initial evaluation steps.

Inpatient Thromboprophylaxis in Pregnancy and Postpartum: OB Consensus Statement on practice guidelines for hospital antepartum and postpartum services, reviewing indications for inpatient pharmacologic prophylaxis against thromboembolism.


The UW Medicine Center for Women & Children: Discover Seattle's Best Kept Secret: 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.

Pregnancy & Childbirth Brochure: Choosing a care provider for pregnancy is a personal decision. Many women choose an obstetrician-gynecologist to manage their pregnancy and delivery.

Reproductive, Perinatal & Neonatal Care


Canaries in the Mine: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: 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.

First Trimester Ultrasound: The Basics and Some Newer Concepts: 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.

The Changing Face of Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Reproductive Impacts of Congenital Heart Surgery: Catherine Albright, MD, MS, brings an understanding of pregnancy physiology and impact on congenital heart disease (CHD). presenter: Catherine Albright, MD, MS


Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf - Preventing Preterm Birth initiative: 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.


The goal of this consensus statement is to standardize our clinical recommendations regarding antepartum testing. In this document we will review 1) common maternal and neonatal indications for testing, and 2) initiation, type and frequency of antenatal testing recommended.

Maternal Cardiopulmonary Protocol: Recognition and Initial Evaluation: University of Washington Medical Center Maternal Cardiopulmonary Protocol provides a summary of symptoms and signs, differential diagnosis and initial evaluation steps.

Inpatient Thromboprophylaxis in Pregnancy and Postpartum: OB Consensus Statement on practice guidelines for hospital antepartum and postpartum services, reviewing indications for inpatient pharmacologic prophylaxis against thromboembolism.


Meet Our Specialists: UW Medicine’s maternal fetal medicine specialists consult on complex medical conditions of the mothers such as diabetes, hypertension and diseases of the heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system.

Gynecologic Care


Canaries in the Mine: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: 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.