OB/GYN Patient Stories

Patient stories from our OB/GYN department

October 15, 2021

UAMS Remembers Those Mourning Infant and Pregnancy Loss

Linda Haymes

Doctors, nurses, social workers, pastoral care and genetic counselors gathered at sunset on Oct. 7 to remember more than 250 perinatal losses at UAMS during the past year.

As the sun set Oct. 7, doctors, nurses, social workers, pastoral care and genetic counselors gathered at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to remember more than 250 perinatal losses at UAMS during the past year. “Parents, grandparents, siblings and other family members want to know that their children are loved and remembered,”…

April 15, 2020

No Pain, No Recovery Time, No Scar after New Hysterectomy Surgery


Portrait of Jackie Jones

Jackie Jones has had surgery before, so she thought she knew what to expect. But when Alexander F. Burnett, M.D., performed her hysterectomy as part of her endometrial cancer treatment, Jones was shocked. “I almost accused him of not doing anything,” said Jones, 67, of Cabot. There was no pain. No scar. She was able…

January 28, 2020

UAMS First in Central Arkansas to Use Nitrous Oxide for Laboring Moms

Katrina Dupins

Vivanna Imbert wraps newborn Diego.

Nurses, obstetricians and midwives in UAMS Labor and Delivery are excited about a new option to relieve pain for laboring mothers. In January, UAMS Medical Center became the first hospital in central Arkansas to offer nitrous oxide during labor. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas,  is sometimes used during dental procedures. This option is…

March 6, 2019

CenteringPregnancy: Bonding, Building Relationships with Other Mothers, Caregivers

Kelley Cooper

Pregnant women in circle touching bellies

If knowledge is power, then the five women who just completed UAMS’s first CenteringPregnancy program will be super moms. CenteringPregnancy is a way to share learning and experiences with other pregnant women and to be involved in their own care. This group of super moms, known as Group 1, began their journey eight months ago…

August 23, 2018

Multi-Disciplinary Structure Provides Best Care for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Katrina Dupins

Charlotte and Emelia Dubs with their parents Kenzie and Morgan.

Charlotte and Emelia Dubs are just starting to toddle around their world. The 1-year-old twin girls from Conway spend their days exploring, laughing, blowing kisses and keeping their parents, Kenzie Butcher-Dubs and Morgan Dubs, on their toes.

May 1, 2018

Catheter Device Slows Down Internal Bleeding, Saves Lives

Katrina Dupins

May 1, 2018 | Angela Hall of Pineville, Missouri, was halfway through her pregnancy when she had a scare that sent her to her doctor in Rogers. “I experienced some bleeding,” Hall said. “Having had a couple of miscarriages prior to this pregnancy, I was worried it could be happening again.” Hall says once they…

December 27, 2016

Former Student Donates Books, Teddy Bears to NICU Families



Dec. 27, 2016 | Spending the holiday season in the hospital can be difficult, which is why Erin Brewer was inspired to act. Armed with a bag full of teddy bears and a box full of “Cuddle Bear” books, Brewer and her two sons, Evan, 4, and Owen, 1, visited the UAMS neonatal intensive care…

November 16, 2016

UAMS First in State to Implement Infant Footprint Scan


CertaScan First Footprint UAMS

Nov. 16, 2016 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first hospital in Arkansas to implement a program that will give new parents a keepsake of their child’s birth and an assurance of the newborn’s safety. Through a partnership with CertaScan Technologies’ First Footprint, parents will have the option to have their…

September 1, 2016

Nine Siblings Contribute to Fetal Development Research


Kearby family group shot

Sept. 1, 2016 | While Asa Kearby was still in the womb he was contributing to scientific understanding of fetal development – just like his eight brothers and sisters before him. Asa and his mom, Amanda Kearby, recently participated in a study through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the UAMS College of Medicine….

August 3, 2015

Baby Thrives; Family Gives Money for Webcam

Kelly Gardner

Baby Thrives; Family Gives Money for Webcam Emry Walker weighed 1 pound, 3 ounces when she was born March 21, 2011 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center. She wasn’t expected to make it. While she remained in the medical center’s neonatal intensive care unit, her father, Jeff Walker, returned to work…

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