Category Archives: OB/GYN & Maternity

Healthy Habits to Develop During Early Pregnancy

Watching your diet, exercising and drinking lots of water are good health habits for everyone to develop.  However, if you are pregnant it is especially important to focus on caring for yourself and your baby. We have five healthy habit reminders that may be helpful for expectant moms, especially during early pregnancy. Discontinue harmful habits. …

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

A baby’s sleep needs change as he or she grows. Newborns sleep about 16 hours a day, usually 3 to 4 hours at a time. Don’t be surprised if your baby can only stay awake for an hour or two. Over time, his or her body gets into a sleep pattern and will start sleeping longer.  …

The Baby Blues or is it Something More?

By Kristina Delhomme, Director—Therapy Services Having a new baby is supposed to be a joyous time. Unfortunately, many families do not get the opportunity to enjoy this time to the fullest. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) such as postpartum depression and anxiety can dim the light of the joy a newborn brings. This is …

Mental Health Monday: Legacy’s Integrative Behavioral Health Approach

By Carolina Boyd It’s not unusual for most of us to turn to our primary care doctor when we get sick with a cold or hurt our backs. Now, medical doctors are becoming the first stop for mental health services–according to the National Institute of Mental Health, primary care physicians provide about half of all mental …

Sign up for a Legacy Public Health Class

A patient who is educated about their health is the best advocate for their own care. That is why we work with individuals, health care providers and communities to improve health outcomes. We are able to accomplish this through our education classes at many of our clinics and at community locations across Southeast Texas. Here …

Depression: Breast Cancer’s Forgotten Side Effect

By Winderlyon Hebert, Associate Therapy Director A diagnosis of breast cancer can bring a wave of different emotions for a woman. Feelings of sadness, fear, anger and grief are considered normal.  The shock of receiving such life changing news qualifies as a major stressor, so it’s no surprise that depression and anxiety are common among …

Where are we in the fight against breast cancer?

By Carolina Boyd As Breast Cancer Awareness Month kicks off for 2018, progress is being made in the battle against the disease. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer related deaths in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015. This good news is credited to increasingly stable incidence rates, improved …

New Report: Most Maternal Deaths Preventable

By Barrett White A new report by the State of Texas has found that most maternal deaths could have been prevented with proper health care intervention. What the data says: The report, released Monday, states that nearly 80% of pregnancy-related deaths could have been prevented in 2012, the year in which the maternal mortality rates …

Pregnancy to Pediatrics: Legacy’s New Program for New Moms and Their Babies

The journey to parenthood can be both a joyous and stressful time for many women. To help our patients on that journey, Legacy launched a new initiative focusing on that crucial period when a woman finds she is pregnant, through her pregnancy and delivery, and the baby’s first year of life.

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Our goal is to provide parents with accurate, quality medical information affecting their kids and diverse communities in which they live. Keeping children healthy begins at home – well before we see them as patients!