Category Archives: OB/GYN & Maternity

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd 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 much needed funds for breast cancer research. It helps to increase awareness for the second leading cause of death by cancer in women. The American Cancer …

The impact of sleep issues on a woman’s health

By Carolina Boyd Sleepless nights are all too common for the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders. It is an especially difficult situation for women who, according to the National Sleep Foundation, are more likely than men to struggle with sleep. Hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause affect how well …

Invisible Women: A Legacy of Lesbian Health

By Barrett White Though lesbian women have largely the same health concerns as their heterosexual counterparts, there are notable differences in the communities which often go overlooked in mainstream health care.   In many ways, lesbian women have the same healthcare needs as any woman, regardless of sexuality; however, unlike straight women, they are at …

Managing Irregular Menstrual Periods

By Carolina Boyd A woman’s menstrual period is an indicator of her health as well as any issues that may be going on in her body. Many women get their period on a regular monthly basis. However, it is not uncommon to develop irregular menstrual periods during the course of a woman’s life. A period …

Legacy expands its comprehensive OB/GYN care

Doctor and female patient

Women face different health concerns as they go through the various stages of their lives. Legacy Community Health offers a comprehensive range of OB/GYN services to help women of any age with many of these issues. Legacy has added two new procedures to expand its services. The Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) and pelvic ultrasounds …

Breastfeeding Your Baby: Help is Available

By Carolina Boyd When Ashley Minkeu gave birth to her son almost seven years ago, she quickly realized she needed help breastfeeding her baby. “I had significant pain each time my son latched on, and since I didn’t know if he was receiving enough milk from me, compared to the formula he was initially drinking, …

Surviving the Summer Heat When You are Pregnant

By Carolina Boyd Beating the summer heat is tough for all of us but it is difficult, and in some cases dangerous, for pregnant women. Pregnancy causes a woman’s body temperature to run slightly higher than normal, so the Texas heat is sure to make her feel extra uncomfortable. Overheating can lead to miscarriage during …

Disparity, Dysphoria, and Deadnaming: Addressing the Health Care Gap for Transmen

According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, only 29 percent of providers were comfortable providing a cervical cancer screening to a transgender man. Eleven percent flat-out refused. Legacy aims to tackle the disparity. By Barrett White   Accessing health care can sometimes feel like an uphill battle regardless of who …

What your body can expect after having a baby

Pregnancy brings tremendous change to your life, but those changes do not stop after delivery. Your body continues to change in the first weeks and months after you give birth. Here are some things you can expect. Abdomen  Your abdomen (belly) may still look pregnant for a few weeks. In the first few days, you …

Legacy Connecting Fifth Ward Community with Care at June 15th Health Fest

Houston’s historic Fifth Ward neighborhood will be the hot spot for the upcoming Legacy Community Health Fest, an event that will focus on the importance of health care in this traditionally underserved community.  The free community-wide event features Keisha Nicole and the 97.9 The Box Team, and a special performance by the Atherton Elementary Drumline. …