Prematurity Awareness: Reducing the Risks of Premature Birth


Anna Catherine Thibodeaux, a two-year old patient at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, has survived more medical complications in her first two years than most adults will have in a lifetime. Born on Feb. 1, 2014 after only 24 weeks of a 40-week term, Anna Catherine was beset by a myriad of complications […]

You’re Not Alone: Depression During and After Pregnancy


The birth of a child is considered one of the happiest and biggest moments of a mother’s life, but many women suffer silently with depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth. In my experience as a psychiatrist, I’ve seen mothers experiencing depression and anxiety who suffer alone because of shame, fear or lack […]

About Dr. Eva Mathews

Eva Mathews, MD, MPH is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with LSU Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry and faculty in the LSU Our Lady of the Lake Psychiatry Residency Program. She received her bachelor’s degree from LSU in English and her medical degrees and a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, respectively. She completed her residency at Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Boston, Massachusetts. Her interests include women’s perinatal mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy for ADD/ADHD and teaching medical student and residents. Learn more about Dr. Mathews by clicking here.