Women have unique health needs that change throughout their lifetime. At Vidant Health, we understand women’s health and have teams across the region who are trained to provide expert, compassionate care for all stages of life. From adolescence, family planning and maternity care to perimenopause and menopause management, we've got you covered through every life stage.

Adolescence & Puberty

As a female matures from a young girl into a woman, many important things must be considered regarding her health and development. It's important to have annual check-ups with your medical provider and discuss any issues of concern. Building healthy lifestyle habits now is vital.


Nutrition, exercise and regular medical check-ups are cornerstones of good health, regardless of your life stage. Your childbearing years are no exception. You want to be in optimal health, even if you’re not considering having a baby. Make sure you are aware of conditions that affect women your age, and talk to your provider about any screenings you may need.

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Pregnancy & Childbirth

It’s important to start prenatal care early – ideally before you even get pregnant – because your health directly affects the health of your baby. Your body will go through many changes during pregnancy. Routine medical visits and testing will help guide you through the process. 

Women's Preregistration Support Groups Classes and Tours Online Prenatal Education (MyYoMingo) Maternal Expressions


Perimenopause is the transitional time around menopause. Menopause is when a woman’s periods stop. It’s marked by changes in the menstrual cycle, along with other physical and emotional symptoms. This time can last 2 to 10 years.

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Menopause marks the point where you’ve gone 12 months in a row without a period. The average age for this is around 51, but it can happen at younger or older ages. During the months or years before menopause, your body goes through many changes. It may be helpful to understand these changes and what you can do about the symptoms that result.

Below you will find information about common conditions and topics related to this life stage. Click on the links to learn more about each one.

Awards and Accreditations for Women's

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North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation

Vidant Medical Center has been awards the NC Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation (NC MCBFD). This initiative was developed to recognize those maternity centers that have taken steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization.



Vidant Medical Center is a Baby-Friendly® designated hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initative is a program launched by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals/birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding.

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