As midwifery care for well-woman and prenatal care gains popularity across North Carolina, UNC Midwives’ 19 years of excellence and expertise provides an opportunity to lead other practices as they incorporate midwifery care into their programs.
UNC OB-GYN’S CenteringPregnancy® program has received official site approval from the Centering® Healthcare Institute, the result of a two-year process to establish and certify this innovative form of group prenatal care at UNC.
This week (Oct. 4-10, 2015) is National Midwifery Week. Learn about the division and midwife-led care, and read Q&As with three UNC Midwives on why midwifery matters at UNC and how it fits in to expert, evidence-based obstetrical care at UNC.
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% ….
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.