happy mother's day
We are with you. We honor you.

The above photos are special moments shared by members of our CMIH team. These women remind us of the power of motherhood.
We are grateful for you as we continue this important work in the evolving new world.

For mothers and those who love them,
our team has created resources, graphics, e-cards, videos, and much more to support the transition to motherhood and beyond.
Read some "mom-power" quotables in these recent articles:

What women need most after giving birth, especially now, CNN (Dr. Alison Stuebe) - "The most important thing to know about postpartum depression and anxiety is that you are not alone," Stuebe said. "You are not to blame and with help you will get better."

The ‘fourth trimester’ and plight of new mothers during a pandemic, Boston Globe (Dr. Alison Stuebe) - “Part of our vision is to change the way our culture treats new moms,” Stuebe explains. “So, instead of being an afterthought — like, ‘The baby’s really cute. Can you get me a cup of coffee while I hold your baby?’ — we say, ‘Mommy, what can we do for you?’”

Without access to support, supplies, or even pediatricians, new moms are struggling under the pandemic's 'big black fog': Business Insider (Dr. Sarah Verbiest) - " Just feel the loss of that experience," Verbiest said, adding that new moms can think about "what was the most important thing that they needed and how they could get that support in a different way."
This week, our team partnered with Baby Dove and Postpartum Support International to share important messages for #MaternalMentalHealthWeek with Instagram Live sessions. Many thanks for Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Carol MacDonald, representing the National Birth Equity Collaborative , the BabyDove team, Postpartum Support International, and our supportive partners for raising these engaging conversations. Full video recording coming soon!
Join us on Thursday, May 14th for a March of Dimes' “ Healthy Moms, Strong Babies During the COVID-19 Pandemic ” Facebook Live event about supporting women from pre-pregnancy through postpartum. Our own Kimberly Harper, MSN, RN, MHA, CMIH Perinatal Neonatal Outreach Coordinator, will be live on the 4th Trimester Project and March of Dimes' Facebook pages.

Topic: Interconception, family planning and fertility in the time of COVID-19
Join us: May 14th at 1pm ET.

Email SuzanneW@med.unc.edu for details.
It is our NewMomHealth.com ' s first Mother's Day. Not how we expected, but so grateful to be a resources for new moms and those who love them. Sending warm wishes for peaceful Mother’s Day celebrations.
With love,
The entire UNC Center for Maternal & Infant Health team
Learn more about our team and our work to advance the care of moms and babies: