UNC Midwives

We offer:
  • Personalized prenatal care
  • CenteringPregnancy/Group prenatal care
  • 24/7 MD consultation & backup
  • Family-centered labor & delivery
  • Hospital postpartum care
  • Postpartum six-week checkup
  • All family planning methods & preconception counseling
  • Alternative & complimentary health care
  • Breast exams & mammogram referrals
  • Breastfeeding education & support
  • Social support for cesarean deliveries
  • Osteoporosis counseling
  • Well woman care, including Pap smears, diagnosis & treatment of vaginitis, STD testing & counseling and hormone replacement therapy
  • Sexuality counseling

Kathy Higgins, CNM, MSN

HigginsKathy_2010.jpgAssistant Professor and Division Director, UNC Midwives

UNC Midwives serve women throughout their lives from teen to mature women. We provide a wide range of services including first gynecological exams, obstetrical care, labor and delivery, contraception, perimenopause and women's preventative health care.  We place importance on teaching and counseling and working together with women and their families in designing the best birth plan for pregnant women and the best health care plan for all women.

Our Care Providers

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Call to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient locations:

N.C. Women's Hospital OB/GYN Clinic | 984-974-2131

UNC OB/GYN at Weaver Crossing in Chapel Hill | 984-974-7005

UNC OB/GYN at Panther Creek in Cary | 919-481-4747

Register for Meet the MidwivesMeet the Midwives is a recurring get together held the first Wednesday of each month for all women and their families to learn about the services and hands-on care that nurse-midwives deliver! After the meeting there will be a tour of labor and delivery. Children are welcome.

Family Planning

Providing a full range of family planning services including all aspects of contraceptive and pregnancy options from experts in reproductive health care for women.

General Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provides general obstetric and gynecologic services including full screening and preventative care for women across their lifespan - adolescence, pregnancy, the reproductive years, as well as menopause and the older woman.

Gynecologic Oncology

The care of women with pre-invasive (benign and in-situ) and invasive (malignant) gynecologic cancers.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Obstetrical care for women with pregnancies that are complicated by maternal disease, such as diabetes or hypertension, or any problem with the fetus, such as congenital abnormalities.


Provides wide range of services including first gynecological exams, obstetrical care, labor and delivery, contraception, perimenopause and women's preventative health care.

UNC Fertility

Care for the evaluation and treatment of disorders relating to fertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, menopause, and reproductive endocrine abnormalities such as androgen excess and hormone deficiency syndromes.

UNC Horizons Program

UNC Horizons is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence.

Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Provides expertise in the evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, including urinary tract, vaginal and colorectal dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, and complex benign conditions involving the pelvic organs and musculature, including fistulas and congenital anomalies.

Women's Specialty Service

Our mission in the Women’s Specialty Service is to provide the highest quality ambulatory care to women of all backgrounds. This care includes primary and preventative care as well as OB-GYN specific care. We strive to provide accessible, evidence-based, patient-centered care to the women and families of North Carolina.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Performs gynecologic surgeries for benign disease (non-cancerous), with advanced expertise in operative laparoscopy, including robotic assisted gynecologic laparoscopy.