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UNC’s Postpartum Inpatient Care

September 21, 2011

The UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders has opened a 5-bed unit for women with moderate to severe postpartum depression (PPD). Our unit is the first of its kind in the United States.

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.

Did They Change How We Screen for Syphilis?

May 6, 2011

Providers may have noticed that certain labs in the US have started testing for syphilis using treponemal tests (EIA or TP-PA) as first line tests. This has created confusion in how to interpret the results.

Terbutaline and Preterm Labor

May 6, 2011

FDA has concluded that the risk of serious adverse events outweighs any potential benefit to pregnant women receiving prolonged treatment with terbutaline injection (beyond 48-72 hours), or acute or prolonged treatment with oral terbutaline.