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NICU & Pediatrics

With nearly 12,000 babies born at Swedish every year, we deliver more babies than any other place in Washington State. Patients receive the highest quality providers and services, including midwifery, doulas, OB/GYN, and maternal and fetal specialists; and comprehensive supportive care services, before, during, and after pregnancy.

Philanthropy provides families with the full range of supports they need to ensure their health and well-being from pregnancy to postpartum and beyond.

Pregnancy and Delivery Support

Doula Services
Doula services are a highly utilized service throughout the system. Supporting the doula services allow for doula’s to be deployed to support families who cannot pay for the services out of pocket.

Addiction Recovery Services and Eat, Sleep, Console. Babies born with Neonatal Keeping mother and baby together is critical for bonding, healing, and coping. Abstinence Syndrome require high touch post-natal care. Research shows that keeping a mother and her infant together 24/7 can reduce the time it takes an infant to wean off the drugs in their system by two-thirds. Philanthropy supports this vital program for our most precious families.

Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support
Severe anxiety, depression, difficulty bonding with their child—these complications can make the already-stressful first months of motherhood feel unmanageable and may also have lasting effects on the child. At the Center for Perinatal Bonding and Support (CPBS), women from across Washington state can find the support they need to manage their symptoms and create a lasting connection with their baby.

Family Support and Programming

Child Life Specialist Programs - First Hill and Issaquah

The Swedish Child Life Specialist programs at Swedish First Hill and Swedish Issaquah are in need of in-kind donations of new toys for play and incentives for their patients.

We gratefully accept donations of new toys, games and DVDs. Donations can delivered to the concierge desk in the lobby at Swedish First Hill or the concierge desk in the lobby at Swedish Issaquah. Thank you for your support!

The Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborn

Established with the help of philanthropy, Lytle Center provides both clinical services and a resource and retail center for pregnant and new parents.

Philanthropy helps support its state-of-the-art pre-delivery and outpatient follow-up care and support to new mothers and their babies; classes, lactation consultation at First Hill and Issaquah, as well as items for new families in need, including basics (diapers) and equipment (car seats, pumps).

NICU and Birth Center Support

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Swedish First Hill serves as the state’s largest NICU and is one of the few hospitals in our region to offer a Level 1 through Level IV NICU, meaning we care for the needs of the tiniest babies.

Swedish has a world-class team of neonatologists, maternal and fetal specialists, and nurses that work to develop personalized treatment plans for each infant in our NICUs across the system. 

Birth Center Space Upgrades

With so many babies being born at Swedish hospitals, philanthropy helps upgrade these spaces to meet the specific needs of the hospital, birthing parents and babies.


Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read prepares children to succeed in school by partnering with family medicine physicians and pediatricians throughout the system to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Books are given to children between the ages of 6 months – 5 years at their annual well-child visits.

Pediatric Therapy

Swedish offers a complete spectrum of physical, occupational and speech therapy services in a spacious, stimulating facility especially designed for children ages newborn to teens.

Pediatric Nutrition Program

Swedish will develop a revolutionary, state-of-the art program to bring about community-wide prevention and reversal of diet-driven diseases through nutrition education, early detection of disease, and fostering connections to programs and services.

Contact Us

For questions or to learn more, please contact:

Lorna Kneeland
Director of Engagement