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Pregnancy & Birth

When you choose UNC Health for your pregnancy care, you’ll be the focus of a dedicated team that puts your health, comfort, and safety first. That means you can focus on welcoming your new baby to the world.

Find a Doctor Near You

Partner with an experienced, friendly professional who meets your needs and matches your preferences. You and your baby’s care team may include:

  • Fertility specialists – Experts who provide education and guidance for fertility and family planning
  • Lactation consultant – Breastfeeding expert who provides education and support
  • Maternal-fetal-medicine (MFM) specialist – Doctor who specializes in pregnancies and births that are high-risk due to the mother’s health, age, or number of fetuses carried
  • Neonatologist – Pediatrician who cares for newborn babies who are ill or premature
  • Obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB/GYN – Doctor with advanced training to care for the female reproductive system and women’s health needs, including pregnancy and childbirth

Complete Obstetrics Care

Get the support and health care you need to have the smoothest possible pregnancy and best birth experience. Trust UNC Health for:

  • Pre-pregnancy care, including genetic counseling, preconception counseling, and fertility services
  • High-risk pregnancy care (maternal-fetal medicine)
  • Pregnancy ultrasounds to check your baby’s healthy development and, if desired, learn your baby’s sex
  • Labor and delivery services at a UNC Health hospital or birth center
  • Breastfeeding education and support
  • Postpartum care and support to help you heal after vaginal or Cesarean birth and adjust to life with your new baby

Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

UNC Health hospitals provide outstanding neonatology services through advanced neonatal intensive care units (NICU). With UNC Health NICU services, you’ll have access to:

  • Pre-birth consultations for high-risk pregnancies
  • Neonatologist present during labor
  • Round-the-clock neonatal care from neonatologists, nurse practitioners, and respiratory therapists
  • Newborn hearing screenings
  • Well baby exams
  • Coordination with pediatricians, specialists, case managers, and support services at UNC Health

As your baby’s parent, you’re an equal part of his or her care team. You’ll enjoy time for snuggling and cuddling, which helps your baby recover and get stronger.

Pregnancy & Parenting Classes

Explore a UNC Health hospital near you for supportive groups and classes to prepare you for your growing family:

  • Baby care basics
  • Breastfeeding
  • Car seat safety
  • Infant CPR and emergency training
  • Labor support and preparation
  • Postpartum care and support
  • Prenatal fitness
  • Preparing for childbirth
  • Sibling preparation

Tour Your Birthing Hospital

UNC Health hospitals and affiliates welcome tours of the birthing departments and centers. Contact your local UNC Health hospital to schedule your tour today.

Find a Doctor

Get outstanding, compassionate primary and specialty care from UNC Health. Find a doctor near you to request your appointment and get started.