Category: Pregnancy and Maternal Health

PPD Clinical Trial

June 24, 2017

UNC researchers lead clinical trial evaluating potential treatment ...

A phase 2, double-blind study of the investigational medication, brexanolone, in the treatment of women with severe PPD published in The Lancet. Clinical trials are currently underway at UNC.

Brain Health, Depression, Families, Mental Health, Pregnancy and Maternal Health, Research, Studies, Treatment, Wellness, Women's Health

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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 and Maternal Health, 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 and Maternal Health

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Illustration of a woman holding a baby on her lap.

January 16, 2015

Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving b...

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

Mental Health, Pregnancy and Maternal Health, Studies

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May 9, 2014

Rex Encourages the Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding is a hot topic these days. At Rex, our most important goal is that your baby is getting the nutrition he or she needs. We want to support EVERY Mom (and dad) and their feeding goals no matter what they are- as long as the baby is getting fed! With that being said, we do encourage breastfeeding as much as possible. Here are some things we at Rex do to help moms reach their breastfeeding goals...

Pregnancy and Maternal Health

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A sad looking woman.

July 19, 2011

Mothers with breastfeeding difficulties more likely to suffer postp...

A UNC study finds that women who have breastfeeding difficulties in the first two weeks after giving birth are more likely to suffer postpartum depression two months later compared to women without such difficulties.

Mental Health, Pain Management, Pregnancy and Maternal Health

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