Expert Tips and Advice for a Healthy Pregnancy

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Hospital receives two national awards for commitment to best practices
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance (PLCMT) was recognized on Newsweek’s annual list of America’s Best Maternity Hospitals 2023.
Providence St. Joseph Hospital rated among best U.S. Maternity Hospitals on Newsweek’s 2023 List
Women need different health care services than men. Providence has comprehensive women’s health services to help you at any age. Learn more.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance was the only South Bay hospital to earn recognition from U.S. News & World Report for high performance in maternity care.
Violet, program manager at Healthy Birth Initiative, and her daughter, Drechelle, share their experience with the needs of pregnant Black women.
You just found out you’re pregnant, but what now? Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s hospital-based certified nurse-midwives provide personalized maternity care to achieve your ideal birth e
Mario and Courtney Lopez found personalized maternity care and support for the whole family at Providence. Learn more about their experiences and pregnancies.
Mario Lopez and his wife selected Providence St. Joseph for all their of their pregnancies. Learn how faith, family played a role in that decision.
Health center named a Best Hospital for Maternity Care by U.S. News & World Report for its dedication to providing high-quality services to women and their families.
Learn to identify the differences between RSV, influenza, and COVID-19, and when to treat at home or get medical help.
It’s Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, so take the time to learn more about ovarian, endometrial/uterine, vulvar and vaginal cancer prevention.
Pregnancy and childbirth don’t always go as planned. Haley Bufkin learned that firsthand and was grateful to have Covenant caretakers by her side.
Providence Health’s TeamBirth program focuses on the mother’s needs, making sure you are a big part of the decision-making process.
We offer care for every step of the pregnancy care process, friendly and knowledgeable nurses, and state-of-the-art neonatal care.
Learn how to prepare for your journey to parenthood, including what to do before you get pregnant, early pregnancy and symptoms, and what to expect during pregnancy.
The Attachment Vitamins parenting education program helps families learn about child development and the impact stress and trauma can have on children.
Birth plans help you plan for the unexpected and feel safer going into labor. Learn how to build the best birth plan for you.
Providence nurses Cynthia Clements and Chris Cothran share what keeps them motivated in the ever-changing nursing environment.
Dr. Anna McDonald of Swedish shares an amazing story of how a suitcases of supplies saved lives in rural Malawi, Africa, where she serves as medical faculty.
These articles from Providence Women’s Health experts can help you better understand endometriosis from diagnosis through treatment.
Family OB physicians offer personalized care throughout pregnancy, birth, and beyond for mother and child.
Hysterectomies are common and often associated with menopause, but they can increase aging and risks for age-related conditions. Learn more.
Do you have severe menstrual cramps? It could be endometriosis. Learn more and how the gynecology specialists at Providence can help you find treatment options.
A story of how 15 nurses working in the same maternity center shared the journey into parenthood together. Watch now.
COVID-19 has changed the way families welcome little ones into their homes. Read the latest recommendations on COVID-19 safety during pregnancy.
Entrepreneur Rachel McCord shares her pregnancy experience at Providence. Watch now.
Providence experts share insights and advice on how to help women stay healthy and well. Watch now.
A nurse at Providence in Spokane shares how she found hope in her family as she struggled with infertility. Watch now.
Learn about the important safety measures you should take to protect you and your baby during COVID-19 and what to expect in the delivery room.
Folic acid helps support healthy blood cells, immunity and cell growth. Learn more about why this powerful B vitamin is important to everyone.
Learn about a potential immune benefit for infants from lactating mothers who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Paso a Paso (Step by Step) program from Providence offers free health education to the Latino community and helps them navigate cultural differences.
Providence caregivers stepped up to care for a newborn and help the mother recover from COVID-19. Learn more.
Providence medical director, Heidi Nelson offers her informed perspective.
Everything you need to give birth your way at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance.
While teething children may display irritability, drooling, and puffy gums, they don’t necessarily need medicine to relieve these symptoms and should never be given benzocaine.
Melissa Faucher shares her story of overcoming congenital heart disease to give birth to four beautiful children, including twins.