The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns

The Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns, a unique community resource located at the Swedish/First Hill campus, opened on July 31.

This project, which is fully funded by philanthropic donations, serves 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 offers 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.

Make a gift today to help get families off to the best possible start.

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 an individual appointment.
  • Social work and psychiatry services will provide screening and individualized care for women experiencing symptoms of postpartum mood disorder.
  • 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.

Resource & Education 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 families can change baby’s diaper, have all of the needed supplies at hand, weigh baby, and connect with other new parents.
  • Outside play area for toddlers and children and outside seating area for families.
  • One phone number to call for help finding women, infants and children’s providers and services at Swedish : 206-386-BABY.

The Foundation’s goal is to raise $3.5 million for the construction of the Center and an additional $1.5 million for programs. This project was the Fund-A-Need focus for the 2013 Celebrate Swedish event on April 27, 2013, which raised $2.6 million for the new Center. Chuck and Karen Lytle have generously provided the initial major gift to kick off the fundraising efforts. We are thankful to all our donors for their generous support.  

Donors at the $5,000 level and above will be recognized on a specially-commissioned piece of art, which will be prominently located in the center’s classroom.

For more information on making a gift to support the Center, please contact Jennifer Blume, Assistant Director, Major Gifts, at 206-386-3348 or jennifer.blume@swedish.org.