“I was 19, pregnant, scared to confront reality”

Oralia Cordero kept her pregnancy a secret for five months. “I was 19, pregnant, scared to confront reality. I was worried about what people would say.”

Like many young people in her situation, Oralia was uninsured and didn’t know how to find a good, affordable doctor. Luckily, her future mother-in-law knew about Legacy. “The staff welcomed me warmly and made me comfortable right off the bat,” says Oralia.

Her first visit to the Legacy Southwest Campus included a free pregnancy test and an appointment with eligibility staff. Oralia and her unborn child were soon getting the prenatal care that nearly 30% of women in Harris County go without.

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