Study finds treatment inequities for pain following cesarean deliveries

November 7, 2019

Medical records show that women of color may experience unequal treatment for pain relief after cesarean childbirth, according to a new retrospective study from researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill. The results highlight the need for continued efforts to undo biases in medical care. Many such efforts – including standardized pain management procedures adopted in 2016 for … Continued

Announcing a new UNC Health Care clinic for reproductive women with kidney disease

October 27, 2019

This month, Dr. Christina Herrera of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Dr. Monica Reynolds of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at UNC’s School of Medicine opened a joint nephrology / maternal-fetal medicine clinic at UNC Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vilcom to provide evidence-based, patient-centered, multidisciplinary care to reproductive women with chronic kidney disease (CKD) … Continued

Transitioning to Attending-Hood

October 23, 2019

The following post from Dr. Angelica Glover, assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, appeared in the latest e-newsletter from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Fall has finally arrived to most of the continental U.S. and, with it, a plethora of change – cooler weather, the colors of a new season, and the end … Continued

New grant will ‘re-engineer postnatal care’ to improve maternal and infant outcomes

October 17, 2019

  Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Kristin Tully, PhD, in collaboration with partners at North Carolina State University and The Ohio State University, have received a $2.5 million grant from … Continued

Elizabeth Stringer promoted to professor

October 2, 2019

Elizabeth M. Stringer, MD, MSc, a maternal-fetal medicine expert with a long career of improving the lives of women across the world, has been promoted to full professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Stringer arrived at Carolina – by way of Lusaka, Zambia – in 2012 and joined the UNC OB-GYN faculty in … Continued

Stuebe promoted to professor

September 28, 2019

Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, a maternal-fetal medicine and breastfeeding expert in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2010, has been promoted to full professor. She is also the Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child Feeding Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. In addition to … Continued

Introducing NewMomHealth.com, postpartum resource designed by moms for new moms

September 24, 2019

The 4th Trimester Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launches a hub of evidence-based, non-directive postpartum health information. September 23, 2019, Chapel Hill, NC – The 4th Trimester Project at the UNC-Chapel Hill Schools of Medicine and Social Work has launched NewMomHealth, a hub of evidence-based, expert-written, reality-centered postpartum health information. … Continued

Commentary: Guidance about postpartum contraception should center the patient’s goals

September 23, 2019

Providers should center their postpartum patients’ values and preferences when offering guidance and care regarding breastfeeding and hormonal contraception, according to a recent paper from faculty at the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Amy Bryant, MD, MSCR, associate professor in the Division of Family Planning at UNC OB-GYN, is the lead author of the … Continued

‘Ideal provider’ Dr. Bob Strauss Receives 2019 Fuller Award

September 19, 2019

Many congratulations to Robert ‘Bob’ Strauss, MD, Cefalo-Bowes Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director for labor and delivery at N.C. Women’s Hospital, who was honored with this year’s H. Fleming Fuller Award. Strauss received the award on Sept. 16 at a meeting of the UNC Health Care Board of Directors. “Dr. Strauss … Continued