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Maternal Sleep Toolkit

October 9, 2023

KEY FACTS Physiologic changes of pregnancy can make sleep more difficult. Sleep disturbances affect 75% of pregnant people, peaking in the third trimester. Insomnia (38%), restless leg syndrome (20%), and sleep apnea (15%) are the most common sleep disturbances affecting pregnant people. Insomnia and sleep disturbances during pregnancy are associated with gestational diabetes, hypertension, preterm … Read more

Billing Guide for Providers

July 14, 2023

TIP SHEET FOR PERINATAL CARE PROVIDERS | MAY 2023 Prenatal care providers who call NC MATTERS may be able to bill insurance and/or obtain RVUs for using our services. Provision of associated services or administration of related screening tools may also be billable services or garner further RVUs. Please see the table below for billing … Read more

Partner Support Guide

May 31, 2023

The NC MATTERS Partner Support Guide is available for download! This brief handout can be given to partners and loved ones who need support caring for someone dealing with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. It includes information about commonly requested resources across North Carolina, including QR codes for quick access to resources. Please contact us if you … Read more

NC MATTERS & Postpartum Support International Webinar

March 16, 2023

We recently teamed up with our friends at Postpartum Support International to offer a lunch & learn to healthcare professionals working in Eastern NC. We talked about perinatal mood & anxiety disorders and shared how our two programs can help patients and their providers who are seeking support. Find the recording here.

NC MATTERS: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

August 30, 2022

NC MATTERS Medical Director Mary Kimmel and Program Manager Karen Burns recorded a training video for health care providers learning to provide supportive services to pregnant patients with a history of trauma. Topics covered include PMAD symptoms, use of appropriate screening tools, evidence-based treatments, and how NC MATTERS can help along the way. Find the … Read more

Hear a MATTERS Consult Call

June 15, 2022

Ever wonder what a consultation call on the NC MATTERS line might sound like? Dr. Mary Kimmel and Nurse-Midwife Karen Saxer teamed up with our partners at MAHEC to offer a sample as part of their new podcast, Just Us: Before, Birth, and Beyond. Click here to find the episode, or you can find the … Read more

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Supporting Latino/a Women and Birthing People Through Pregnancy and Postpartum

March 30, 2022

Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD, and Carolina Alford, LCSW led an interactive webinar where participants gained an appreciation of common beliefs about pregnancy and postpartum in the Latino/a community. They discussed the daily realities that pregnant patients face, the nuances of clinical diagnosis in Latino/a pregnant patients, as well as strategies to leverage our patients’ strengths in … Read more


February 1, 2022

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has called on obstetric care providers to take a more active role in identifying and addressing postpartum depression.