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real doctors, real people – William Goodnight

September 7, 2011

At work, Dr. William Goodnight takes care of women with high-risk pregnancies. At play, he likes to mountain bike. And run trails. And do a little white water kayaking — all on the same day.

Fetal Therapy

August 31, 2011

The UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health was among the first centers in the nation to perform in utero surgery to repair neural tube defects as pilot information for the MOMs trial. The Center supported the NIH study by agreeing to send patients to intervention sites during the trial. With the benefits of this surgery now scientifically demonstrated, the Center is proud to begin to offer this service once again.

What is Genetic Counseling?

July 13, 2011

Emily Hardisty, Certified Genetic Counselor with UNC Prenatal Diagnosis Center, helps us understand the role of genetic counselors during a women’s pregnancy.

New VBAC guidelines. Who’s a candidate?

May 11, 2011

The cesarean delivery rate in the United States has increased from 4.5% in 1965 to 32.3% in 2008 (Guise JM, 2010). Meanwhile, the rate of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean (VBAC) has decreased from its peak of 28.3% ….

Protecting the Perineum: What Can Be Done?

May 10, 2011

A very common concern among women as they approach delivery is preventing lacerations during vaginal delivery. Several options are available that may reduce the occurrence and severity of perineal (vaginal opening) lacerations.

Menopause naturally

May 10, 2011

Today, women approaching or in menopause are looking to maintain health and wellness without hormones or unnecessary medications.