Eve Wicker picked out a name for her son but kept it a secret until she met him for the first time. Then she was able to introduce James to the world. She’s thrilled, and filled with excitement and anticipation about the wonderful – yet exhausting – adventure of motherhood. She also has a message […]
Understanding your menstrual cycle is crucial to defining when you ovulate and calculating when you are most likely to get pregnant. “Women should be aware that if they have an irregular period, it can make the ovulation days difficult to determine.” Said Dr. Martinelli. “When examining fertility, it’s important to realize that an egg can […]
When you’re expecting, we believe it’s important for you to have family-centered care, and that’s one reason why we’re pleased to offer Centering Pregnancy ®. These sessions are a part of our pregnancy support services, and they provide educational information and more time with your health care team framed within a network of supportive women who are due around the same time you are.
You’re expecting a baby when you suddenly feel a sharp pain in your abdomen. Is this labor? Should you go to the hospital? Or is this Braxton Hicks, often referred to as “false labor”? Although there are differences between Braxton Hicks and actual labor, it can often be difficult to tell them apart, which is […]
Would you rather place your faith in a piece of sophisticated medical equipment or on a ring tied to the end of a string? Through medical imaging, we can accurately determine the gender of your child, yet many old wives tales, such as using the ring on the end of a string, still persist. Often, […]
At Chapel Hill OBGYN, we are thankful for all members of our wonderful care team. Our physicians, nurse practitioners and others are dedicated to providing only the highest level of compassionate care. More importantly, we take time to know you to determine how we can best assist you. We’d like to take this time to […]
Today, midwifery is more than simply a career – it’s a calling, and these skilled professionals receive extensive medical training and certification by the North American Registry of Midwives. We’re proud to have an amazing, dedicated team of midwives to not only help guide our pregnant patients, but to also assist every woman at every stage of life. It’s their calling, as one midwife says. Read for more inspiration.
Almost all women are familiar with the symptoms of PMS, which causes cramps, bloating and tender breasts. However, an estimated 3 to 5 percent of menstruating women have PMDD, which is an often debilitating condition that you could think of as an extreme case of PMS. Learn the signs.
Certified nurse midwives attend births, provide prenatal and postpartum care, perform annual exams, conduct family planning visits and routine well-woman care throughout the lifespan. The journey requires years of diligent study and experience, first as an RN, and then in a graduate midwifery program.