Category Archives: OB/GYN & Maternity

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate The power of pink is everywhere this October as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This yearly event is more than just a way to raise funds for breast cancer research. It helps to increase awareness for the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Every year in the …

Vitamin D and Newborns: Is your Baby Getting Enough?

By Ashley Cockrell, Nurse Practitioner School Based Manager Is your baby getting enough vitamin D? It is a question that may take new parents by surprise when asked by their baby’s pediatrician. New moms are encouraged to breastfeed their babies for at least the first six months of life. While breast milk is considered the …

Is there a COVID-19 Risk for Pregnant Women?

By Carolina Boyd As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread across the globe, it has become important for everyone to take extra measures to stay safe. The coronavirus is especially concerning for pregnant women, many of whom wonder about potential risks from the virus. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: When Cramps Signal a Bigger Problem

By Dr. Wendi Monthy, Medical Director of OB/GYN It is not uncommon for women to experience pelvic pain during their lifetime. Sometimes it can be as common as menstrual cramps, but it can also be as serious as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID); an infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. PID is often a complication of …

National Wear Red Day: One Woman’s Journey from Cardiac Arrest

By Carolina Boyd Friday is National Wear Red Day at Legacy Community Health. It’s likely you will see many others wearing red today to support and raise awareness for women’s heart health.  For Legacy’s Revenue Cycle Management Director Devona Jackson, every day is a chance to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. On May 31, 2018, …

More than Valentines: February and Women’s Heart Health

By Dr. Patricia Hayes, Medical Director of Family Practice February is a month dedicated to hearts. Part of that is because of Valentine’s Day, but February is also known as Heart Health Month. Heart disease is often thought of as a man’s disease, yet nearly as many women as men die every year from heart …

How Legacy can help you prepare for Becoming a Mom

By Carolina Boyd Pregnancy can be an exciting yet anxious time for a woman. Whether it is her first pregnancy or her last, there can be a lot to learn about what to do before and after the baby arrives. Legacy Community Health offers Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien (BAM) classes to help our pregnant patients …

Taking your folic acid in 2020

By Carolina Boyd The New Year is starting off with a reminder for women to take their folic acid. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the March of Dimes have partnered together for National Folic Acid Awareness Week (Jan. 5-11, 2020). Folic acid is a B-vitamin that is necessary for proper …

New Legacy Southwest Clinic Is Open for Business!

After a media preview on December 12, the new Legacy Southwest opened its doors to the public on Sunday the 15th. By Barrett White   The new Legacy Southwest (LSW), located at the same address of 6441 High Star Drive, is a 33,000 square-foot state-of-the-art clinic, bringing new space and a breath of fresh air …

What permanent post-pregnancy body changes to expect

It’s no secret that a woman’s body changes after pregnancy. Issues like postpartum weight gain, breast sensitivity and constipation usually go away in the months and year following the birth of a baby.  What can be surprising for new mothers to learn is that there are many permanent body changes that follow a pregnancy. Here …