Pregnancy



Every birth story is unique, but many are filled with a mixture of anticipation, excitement and sometimes a little nervousness. Our Childbirth Center staff is here to put you at ease and help you feel confident during your journey. We'll take excellent care of you and your growing family every step of the way, providing a safe, healthy and happy experience, from prenatal care to childbirth and beyond. Learn more about our services.
 

Smoking While Pregnant Sends SIDS Risk Soaring

MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- Smoking during pregnancy is never a good idea, but new research shows it might double the risk of a baby dying from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

"Any maternal smoking during pregnancy -- even just one cigarette a day -- doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death [SUID, another term for unexplained infant deaths]," said lead researcher Tatiana Anderson. She is a fellow at Seattle Children's Research Institute, Center for Integrative Brain Research.

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