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Category: Pregnancy

African-American woman holding pregnant belly

April 15, 2020

4 Questions to Ask if Your Doctor Suggests a Scheduled C-Section

Know what to expect before a surgical delivery.

OB-GYN, Pregnancy

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Pregnant woman

March 23, 2017

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, Chelsea Anderson, MPH, and their colleagues report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.

Cancer, Pregnancy, Research

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A woman holding her pregnant belly.

August 17, 2016

Roadblocks to research: UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studi...

With a $3 million NIH grant, Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women.

HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Research

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Illustration by Christ-Claude Mowandza-Ndinga/UNC Health Care

July 5, 2016

The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.

Nutrition, Pregnancy

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March 21, 2016

Novel iPhone Study to Investigate Genetic Risks of Postpartum Depre...

Genetics ResearchKit study invites women to provide DNA samples to help researchers analyze genomic signature of postpartum depression.

Genetics, Mental Health, Pregnancy, Research

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J. Victor Garcia

February 16, 2016

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, studying ways to prevent HIV transmission, also found that immune cells show up late to a battle against HIV immediately following viral transmission.

HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Research

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