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Expert to Speak on Women’s Mental Health during Pregnancy
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Expert to Speak  on Women’s Mental Health during Pregnancy

LITTLE ROCK – While pregnancy can be a very exciting time for a woman, 60 percent to 80 percent of mothers experience some form of sadness after giving birth, with one in 10 experiencing serious post-partum depression.

 

A discussion of the mental health issues women face during and after pregnancy will be held Feb. 13 at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Tickets are $30 and include a boxed lunch and parking. For more information, call (501) 526-8166.

 

Zachary Stowe, M.D., medical director of the UAMS Women’s Mental Health Program, will speak as part of the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute’s “Beautiful Minds” series. The presentation will be in the UAMS Medical Center Lobby Gallery.

 

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.

 

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