Our goal is to improve the health of North Carolina’s women and infants. Ambitious? Yes! Important? Absolutely. We are working to reach our goal in several different ways.
Serving Women & Families
At the heart of our work are the pregnant women, babies and families we serve. The Collaborative focuses on helping women with high-risk pregnancies and families with medically fragile infants to navigate a complex health care system, working with them to make sure they are receiving the best care and support available.
Serving Health Care Providers
One key component of the Collaborative for Maternal and Infant Health is collaboration with physicians who refer high-risk pregnant women to UNC and to pediatricians who both refer medically fragile babies to UNC and accept them into their practice at discharge. We also coordinate with hundreds of providers and specialists at UNC and beyond in the care of high-risk moms and babies. We continue to work to determine, promote and adopt best practice models of care. To make a referral for a Maternal Fetal Medicine consultation please call 984-974-2131. For ultrasound and genetic counseling appointments please call 984-974-6094.
Serving the State
We know that improving birth outcomes requires collaboration both within and beyond the clinic setting. The Collaborative provides leadership in North Carolina to several important public health campaigns, including tobacco use cessation, preterm birth prevention, preconception health, postpartum care and inequities in birth outcomes.
Sign Up for Classes
Interested in signing up for classes on preconception health, prenatal yoga, prepared childbirth, choosing, childcare, baby massage and more? Please click here to visit our Women’s Health Information Center where you can register for classes. You can also take a virtual tour of our facilities!
We are very proud to offer our services in partnership with the NC Women’s Hospital which has a North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation as well as having a Baby-Friendly Designation through the US Committee for UNICEF.