If it’s uncontrolled, it can lead to complications; so, it’s important to know how to manage it.
Preeclampsia is high blood pressure during pregnancy or soon after delivery, which can cause seizures, kidney and liver damage, and in some cases, death. It’s on the rise in Texas and the leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide.
After three miscarriages, Keyla Miguel, 34, was told she may not be able to have another child. And doctors said that if she did become pregnant she would be considered critical and have to be put on bed rest. But then she came to Legacy’s Southwest Clinic.
A healthy pregnancy is a key to a healthy baby (and mom). Pregnancy takes a heavy toll on a woman’s body, which can lead to health complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes and even miscarriage. But by following doctor’s recommendations, you can have good outcomes.
As we enter full-force into the holiday season, it’s a great time to focus on your diabetes self-care and also remind yourself that there are many things that you can do to prevent or delay diabetes symptoms.
Thinking of getting pregnant? If so, you’re probably wondering if you can afford to have a child or if there’s enough room in your home for one. But don’t forget to consider your health, too.
During hurricane Harvey, Dr. Vian Nguyen, director of OBGYN services at Legacy Community Health, helped deliver a baby over the phone.
Legacy has transformed from the little-clinic-that-could of the 1980s into an entire community health system, today made up of 29 locations, across Southeast Texas. While growth is good, we are just trying to keep up with the unfortunate – and growing – demand for high-quality, affordable health care. Watch the new video.
Legacy’s mission is providing healthy change in diverse communities across Southeast Texas – both inside and outside the exam room. As part of that outside strategy, we care about legislative issues that impact the patients and broader communities we serve. Here are three policy areas we’ll be monitoring and engaging in over the coming weeks.
Zika – How it spreads, what are the symptoms and what you can do to prevent being infected while pregnant.