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CenteringPregnancy® at UNC

October 1, 2023

Cen­ter­ing­Preg­nan­cy® is a model of pre­na­tal care that bring­s women who are due at the same time together for group appointments. Each two-hour appointment is conducted by a midwife and nurse, and includes belly checks, blood pressure testing, group discussion and visits from other specialists, including pediatricians, lactations consultants, physical therapists, etc. Hear from Shannon … Read more

Early Data Shows Project at UNC Hospitals Decreases Rates of Maternal Anemia

September 20, 2023

A UNC Hospitals team is working to decrease the number of pregnant patients that have maternal anemia at the time of delivery, a condition that disproportionately affects Black patients and contributes significantly to maternal morbidity and mortality. The team is running a quality improvement project in partnership with the UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement … Read more

In Memoriam: Wendy R. Brewster, MD, PhD

August 3, 2023

Wendy R. Brewster, MD, PhD, a compassionate clinician-scientist who focused her career on caring for women with gynecologic cancer and studying at-risk populations and the disparate mechanisms leading to poor outcomes in endometrial, ovarian and cervical cancers, died of pancreatic cancer on July 24.

Menard and Team Receive $12.5M to Address Pregnancy-Related Hypertensive Emergencies

November 11, 2022

In partnership with multiple community agencies across the Triangle, the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research has received funding—approximately $2.5 million per year for five years—from the National Institutes of Health Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to identify effective strategies for implementing pregnancy-related hypertension best practices in the outpatient setting. Aiming to reduce maternal … Read more

Incontinence In Women by Dr. Jen Wu

October 6, 2021

Raleigh woman shares her story on getting help, changing stigma around bladder leakage BY PATRICK THOMAS RALEIGH PUBLISHED AUG. 30, 2021 Read the article: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2021/08/30/stress-incontinence-in-women

New NIH Funded Endometriosis Research Center To Be Led by Steven Young, MD, PhD

September 20, 2021

UNC has been awarded one of only two NIH-funded center grants (P01 mechanism) to establish an Endometriosis Research Center. The Center will be led by Steven Young, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Endometriosis is a common disease affecting over 5% of … Read more

UNC Midwifery Centering Pregnancy Program Featured In Cary Magazine

May 11, 2021

Cary Magazine highlights UNC Midwifery program “Centering Pregnancy” in its April 2021 issue. This unique program creates connections among expectant mothers and enhances the prenatal and birthing experience through information and shared experiences, improving outcomes for both baby and parents. Read the entire Cary Magazine article here.

Higgins to be Inducted as Fellow in American College of Nurse-Midwives

February 26, 2021

Kathy Higgins, MS, CNM, will be inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) in May of this year. Approximately 7% of the ACNM membership receive this honor. Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM) is an honor bestowed upon those midwives who have demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding … Read more