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UNC Provided Pregnancy/Prenatal Education Materials

UNC Obstetric Care Divisions- Contact Information
Contact Information for UNC OBGYN (School of Medicine affiliated) locations, when to call your provider, and when to report to Labor and Delivery.
Caring for you and your baby
March of Dimes- My 9 Months: My guide to a healthy pregnancy
Complete prenatal education booklet to be used throughout your pregnancy.
*A paper copy will be provided at your New OB appointment.
My 9 Months- English
My 9 Months- Spanish
Ready Set Baby
Educational resource intended for all pregnant individuals written with a U.S. context for prenatal breastfeeding.
*This will be provided to you at your New OB visit and discussed throughout your pregnancy.
Ready Set Baby Website
English Packet
Spanish Packet
Every Mother Counts: Choices in Childbirth
Choices in Childbirth- videos with interactive tools that can be viewed by trimester, postpartum, topic or chapter – you choose your path for exploring.
*Available in English and Spanish.
Safe Supplements in Pregnancy
Medications that are safe to take in pregnancy for common symptoms such as nausea, heartburn, constipation, hemorrhoids, cold symptoms and headache
Safe Supplements in Pregnancy handout- English
Safe Supplements in Pregnancy handout- Spanish
Payment for your Pregnancy at UNC
What to expect to pay for your pregnancy care and delivery at UNC
Payment for your Pregnancy at UNC

UNC Hospital Prenatal Resources

Virtual Tour of UNC Women's Hospital Classes offered through UNC
Virtual and in-person options – click the Class Calendar to register
Breastfeeding Support at UNC
Free Zoom prenatal breastfeeding education classes schedule taught by lactation specialists
UNC Group Prenatal Care Program Information Patient Education Material by Topic Area

Genetic Screening in Pregnancy

Prenatal Screening Options: Choosing the right option for you
5 minute video explaining prenatal screening options and how to choose/things to consider
Frequently Asked Questions about Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests Prenatal Cell-Free DNA Screening Information

Informational page from MedlinePlus explaining the prenatal cell-free DNA Screening along with other related genetic tests

Nutrition

Myplate.org- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Nutritional pregnancy/breastfeeding resources and plan for eating healthy, plan for how many calories needed, supplements and safe food choices along with multiple educational reference pages in the resources section. 

Anemia- Low iron

Information on Anemia and Prevention Tips
Iron Deficiency Anemia is common in pregnancy where your body does not have enough healthy blood cells because of low iron.
Handout- English

Handout- Spanish 
Information on Iron Deficiency: Nutrition
Foods that have a lot of iron – especially important to include in diet if you have anemia in pregnancy due to low iron in your body.
Handout- English
Handout- Spanish 
Iron Supplements
Iron Supplements if you have been diagnosed with Iron Deficiency Anemia
Handout- English
Handout- Spanish 

Preeclampsia- High Blood Pressure

Information on Preeclampsia Symptoms
Preeclampsia Flyer (English & Spanish) explains symptoms of high blood pressure and when you need to call your provider.
*Internally created by clinical subject matter experts. 
Preeclampsia Foundation
Preeclampsia Information website with educational information on signs, symptoms, tests for diagnosis and treatment options.

Vaccines during Pregnancy

RSV Vaccine
Pregnant people should get a single dose of the RSV vaccine at 32-36 weeks of pregnancy during September-January.
Abrysvo by Pfizer’s informational page
CDC Vaccine Information Statement
COVID-19 Vaccine
Pregnancy in a Pandemic: Conversations on COVID-19 educational video created by our Maternal Fetal Medicine team explaining why it is so important to get your Covid vaccine in pregnancy.

Additional Pregnancy/Prenatal Resources

What to pack for delivery
Birth Bag Information- what to bring to L&D when its time.
*Created by the UNC Midwifery team.
Infant car seat information
Infant Car Seat Information- finding places that will check installation is correct, recalls, etc.
Durham County Resources
Welcomebaby.org- parenting classes, car seat safety classes, giving closet Cribs for Kids.
Contact number: 919-560-7150 
Pregnancy/Prenatal Support
Kellymom- articles on parenting, breastfeeding, health and nutrition 

Nurtured Nest prenatal, birthing, breastfeeding classes

The Triangle Parents of Multiples- a Raleigh based support organization for families with multiples.
*Each member must be a parent or guardian of multiples, or have had a multiple pregnancy.

Medications safe in breastfeeding resources- Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) is a database that contains information on drugs that breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
*Includes information on the levels of substances in breast milk and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant.

Postpartum & Mental Health Support

Postpartum & Mental Health Support
NC Maternal Mental Health (NC MATTERS)- list of resources & links for pregnancy and postpartum including mental health resources, support groups, books, financial assistance programs, infant care/parenting, etc.

Postpartum Support International (PSI)- a confidential helpline that provides basic information, support, and resources for pregnant and postpartum individuals.
*Call or text 24/7 – English: 800-944-4773 or text en Español: 971-2037773

New Mom Health- 4th Trimester Project- new mom health resources: healing process, sex/contraception, breast care, emotions/hormones.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Resources
NCDHHS WIC County Directory- click on your county to determine WIC services available near you.

WIC Nutrition Education- available in English and Spanish

  • General Nutrition Education
  • Healthy Recipe Resources for WIC
  • Infant Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition Education for Childcare Providers
  • Preconception, Prenatal and Postpartum Nutrition Education
  • Preschool Nutrition Education
  • Nutritional Resources