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Babies delivered by C-section before 39 weeks more likely to have serious health problems
A new study conducted in part at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that babies delivered by elective Caesarean section before 39 weeks of pregnancy, to mothers who previously had an elective C-section, are much more likely to have serious health problems than newborns delivered under the same circumstances at 39 weeks.
Located in News / 2009 / January
ACNM names UNC Midwives a Triple Aim practice
This is the second consecutive year UNC Midwives has received this designation.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Sept. 1
UNC Division of Midwifery celebrates 10 years of service at UNC Hospitals
The UNC Division of Midwifery is celebrating ten years of service at UNC Hospitals this week. Since its initiation in 1999, when the service began with only one nurse-midwife who assisted in 78 births, it has grown close to 750 percent. Last year, the service assisted in 583 deliveries.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Oct. 9, 2009
A dedication to teaching, learning
Recently, the UNC School of Medicine was recognized as one of the nation’s ten best schools for Women’s Health by the U.S. News and World Report. It was the first time the school, which tied for tenth in the specialty, has been recognized for Women’s Health.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - April 29, 2010
Breastfeeding reduces risk of breast cancer in some women
According to a new study, women with a family history of breast cancer were 59 percent less likely to develop breast cancer themselves if they breastfed their children.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - August 14, 2009
UNC Hospitals a breastfeeding-friendly business
Congratulations to UNC Hospitals for winning the Breastfeeding-friendly Business Award. This award is a designation that signifies that a business has taken simple, cost-effective actions to support employees and its customers who are breastfeeding.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Aug. 12
Perinatal Bereavement Conference
The conference will be held on Oct. 23, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Sept. 25, 2009
VIDEO: Treating pregnant women for mild gestational diabetes reduces serious birthing problems
"This study is important because it clearly indicates the value to mothers and their newborns of screening for and treatment of diabetes-like conditions provoked by pregnancy,” said John M. Thorp, MD, McAllister distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine and a co-author of the study.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - October 2, 2009
VIDEO - Wishing moms a happy Mother's Day
UNC Health Care would like to wish all mothers a happy Mother's Day. May your day be filled with joy and may you be surrounded by all that you love and all who love you.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - May 6, 2010
Department of OB/GYN October Highlights and Honors
Please take a look at the department's October updates. The page includes recent honors and awards, news clips, presentations and publications.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Oct. 21