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How to Manage Weight Gain During Menopause

April 10, 2024

The transition to menopause is different for every woman. Some experience symptoms that severely affect their quality of life, such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings, while others don’t. There is one symptom, however, that most women experience in their 40s or 50s: weight gain. “Even people with healthy lifestyles tend to notice some changes … Read more

Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry accepts Society for Reproductive Investigation’ most prestigious annual award 

March 28, 2024

  UNC OBGYN Department of Chair, Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry accepted the Mentorship Award from SRI, Society for Reproductive Investigation, on March 15, 2024, at the 71st Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The award was established in 2003 to annually recognize mentoring within the scientific community, with special emphasis on the career development of junior … Read more

What to Expect at Your First Prenatal Visit

March 26, 2024

When you find out you’re pregnant, your to-do list instantly becomes much longer. There are people to tell, nurseries to decorate and names to consider. You also need to establish where you’ll receive your prenatal care. Your first prenatal appointment should be scheduled seven to nine weeks after your last menstrual period. “Early prenatal care … Read more

Photos: SOM Teammates Meet First Lady, Discuss Women’s Health Research

March 25, 2024

UNC School of Medicine teammates met with First Lady Jill Biden, EdD, in Durham on Wednesday, March 20. The meeting was part of the White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research. The initiative was announced in November 2023 with the aim of changing how the United States approaches and funds research on women’s health. More information … Read more

OBGYN Residency Match Announcement- Class of 2028

March 15, 2024

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the division of Medical Education is excited to announce the UNC OBGYN Class of 2028. We look forward to your arrival in Chapel Hill this summer. Welcome to Carolina!     Learn about UNC residency match.

3 Tips to Make the Best Birth Plan for You

March 8, 2024

In between deciding on nursery colors, which brand of stroller to buy and whether you want to breastfeed, it can be helpful to give some thought to your labor and delivery experience. Sharing a birth plan ahead of time with your care team and loved ones can help them support you and make this moment as special … Read more

UNC Health Talk: Maternal-Fetal Specialist

December 20, 2023

Dr. William Goodnight, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at UNC Health, discusses the importance of seeing a specialist to ensure a healthy pregnancy and birth. You can also learn more at