Patient stories from our OB/GYN department

August 3, 2015

Expecting the Unexpected


“My second pregnancy had no complications, and we were expecting a normal delivery of another baby girl. After six hours of labor, there was suddenly no heart beat from our baby.” “The UAMS team of doctors and nurses quickly performed an emergency C-section, and Lilly was born within 10 minutes. She was pale and unresponsive…

July 16, 2015

Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Mom Quick Recovery


Scarless Hysterectomy Gives Mom Quick Recovery The Conway nurse and mother of five was doing so well after a hysterectomy at UAMS that she was able to go home the same day. Even more amazing to Katrina Davis and her friends and family is that she was back to most of her normal routine justtwo…

August 7, 2014

Teen in Awe of Her Start in Neonatal Intensive Care


The nurses took the slender hand with bright pink nail polish in theirs, rubbing the faint scar on the back where the IVs left a permanent reminder of the four and a half weeks Chloe Davis spent in intensive care. Now, 13 years to the day her mom underwent an emergency C-section, the Jessieville Middle…

August 6, 2014

Patience, Faith Defy the Odds for New Parents


All the odds seemed to be stacked against UAMS patient Amy Johnson to have a child. Not only was she months from 40 and had experienced two miscarriages, she suffered from polycystic ovarian syndrome and had undergone two fibroid removal surgeries. But, could it be true that her pregnancy test read positive? Amy and her…

August 3, 2014

Arkansas Doctor Practices What She Preaches


At UAMS our goal is to provide the best care for every patient every day. Our patients say it best, and their stories are really the story of UAMS. All the formal awards and accolades just can’t tell the UAMS story better than the words of our patients. UAMS patient Dicelle George, a medical doctor…

July 5, 2014

From Rocky Road to Baby Bump


If you had seen Catherine Wood Burton jogging the trails of Allsopp Park in Little Rock, you would have thought she was the picture of perfect health. But Catherine’s journey from near death to new life began with an appendectomy that led to a cancer diagnosis and ended with the birth of a healthy baby…

July 1, 2014

UAMS Delivers Christmas Gift


Michelle Stilwell and Jamey Nichols of Osceola got their Christmas wish when they took their infant daughter home just days before the holiday. Little Maggie Jane Nichols had spent 108 days in the hospital by then. Stilwell was just 23 weeks pregnant when she went into labor Sept. 24. “My obstetrician in West Memphis called…

June 30, 2014

UAMS Patient Counts Her Blessings


When Karen Howlett counts her blessings, she starts with the three most dear: her daughter, her son and her vision. She wouldn’t have any of them, she said, without UAMS. Diagnosed with Marfan’s syndrome at age 5, Howlett’s parents knew she faced a life of challenges. Marfan’s syndrome is a genetic condition that affects the…

June 29, 2014

Home Visits Give New Parents ‘Peace of Mind’


After receiving the all clear for her son, Caleb, to leave the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Heather Baker was nervous. Although she’s a registered nurse, she doesn’t work with newborns, and as a new mom she wasn’t sure about the transition to life without the 24-hour expert care…

June 27, 2014

Preemie Success Stories Displayed on UAMS ‘Wall of Hope’


The success of the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be told with statistics, but numbers can’t convey the hope that has been put on display. At a ceremony in the UAMS Medical Center, families with children who were treated in the UAMS NICU helped unveil a photographic display called the Wall of Hope….

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