The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns
The 2013 Fund-A-Need project for the 28th annual Celebrate Swedish 2013 gala on April 27 was the new Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns, a unique community resource soon to be located at Swedish/First Hill. The event generated $2.6 million for the new center, scheduled to open in summer of 2013.
Couldn't attend this year? You may still make a gift to support the new center.
The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns at Swedish/First Hill will serve as a unique community resource for new families, mothers and their babies, providing convenient access to a full spectrum of prenatal and postpartum care and services.
The 5,000 square-foot space will offer access to comprehensive care for expectant families, including educational programs, fitness activities and support groups, as well as a designated clinic space for postpartum check-ups, lactation consultations, and well-baby follow up visits.
Women and Infants Follow-Up and Clinic
- New mothers and infants will come to the clinic three to five days post-discharge for a wellness check to ensure mom and baby are both healthy.
- New mothers and infants who need additional help with breastfeeding can meet with an RN lactation consultant for a 1:1 appointment
- Social work and psychiatry services will provide screening and individualized care for women experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression.
- Babies and families going home from the NICU can return to the follow-up clinic for help with feeding, Ng tube cleaning and insertion, jaundice screening and questions.
Women, Infants and Children’s Wellness Center
- Warm, living-room like gathering space for new moms, infants and families to rest, breastfeed, and connect with other new moms and families.
- Retail for pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding, newborn and wellness items
- Large classroom space that will be used for childbirth, parenting and women’s informational classes, support groups and more.
- Baby Care Stations where moms and families can change baby’s diaper, have all of the needed supplies at hand, weigh baby, and connect with other new moms.
- Outside playground for toddlers and children and covered, warm, outside seating area for families.
Women, Infants and Children’s Services
- One phone number to call for help finding women, infants and children’s providers and services at Swedish : 386-BABY.
The Center is slated to open in Summer 2013. The Foundation is planning to raise $3 million for the construction of the space and an additional $2 million for programs.
This project was the Fund-A-Need focus for the 2013 Celebrate Swedish event on April 27, 2013. Chuck and Karen Lytle have generously provided the initial major gift to construct the Center.