9 Foods and Nutrients You Should be Eating During Pregnancy


The holidays are in full-swing, and so are the food temptations. At 31 weeks pregnant, I’ve learned that being pregnant during the holidays can be challenging. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends women in their second trimester consume an extra 340 calories per day, while women in their third trimester consume an extra 450 […]

About Kathryn Fakier

Kathryn Fakier is a registered and licensed dietitian and manager of Clinical Nutrition at Our Lady of the Lake. She is also a Board Certified specialist in oncology nutrition.

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.