Tag Archives: OB/GYN

Do you need both a physical and a well woman exam?

Did you know that while there is some overlap, both exams are crucial for your overall health. By Barrett White We’ve all heard that annual check-ups are important, but we often don’t know which services to pursue when we book that appointment. Often when a woman requests an annual exam, she might be booked for …

The Rise of Maternity Deserts in Texas

Maternity Deserts Texas

The existence of maternity deserts has grown at an alarming rate. How do we close this maternal health gap for a better tomorrow? by Dr. Cynthia Roland and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate According to the March of Dimes, two million individuals across the country live in areas without access to birthing facilities. “I believe this is the …

Maternal mortality rates in Harris County are abysmal. With competent maternal care, it doesn’t have to be that way.

By Dr. Rachel Robison, MD FACOG & Dr. Lindsey Vasquez, MD CPE FACOG Legacy Community Health is the largest OB-providing Federally Qualified Health Center in the nation, seeing twice the number of prenatal patients than any other FQHC in the country.    The most recent joint report by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review …

Defeat Diabetes Month: Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Houston TX

By Dr. Rachel Robinson, Medical Director of OB/GYN April is Defeat Diabetes Month—a time to raise awareness about gestational diabetes. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between two and ten percent of pregnancies in this country are impacted by this condition. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a form of diabetes …

International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant Day

Lactation Consultants - Houston TX

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Today, Wednesday, March 1, 2022, is International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants Day. This annual global event highlights the services lactation consultants provide to expecting parents. A lactation consultant is a certified health professional who specializes in breastfeeding/chest feeding issues. They are trained to help parents and infants with feeding concerns and …

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Dr. Rachel Robinson, Medical Director OB/GYN Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an observance created to raise awareness about the role regular screenings play in cervical health. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 14,480 new cervical cancer cases were diagnosed in the United States in 2021 with …

The Connection Between Headaches and Your Period

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Monthly menstrual cycles brings about many hormonal changes and for many those changes include headaches. While some experience mild headaches others can suffer debilitating migraines. Hormonal headaches occur at other times in life, including perimenopause and menopause. However, during a menstrual cycle, the body’s level of estrogen and progesterone rise …

Raising Awareness about Intimate Partner Violence Today and Everyday

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate October is National Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Awareness Month (also known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month). Since 1987, this observance has focused on remembering those who have lost their lives to IPV, as well as celebrating the survivors who have been able to exit violent relationships. IPV is any physical abuse, …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Impact of COVID on Life Saving Screening Tests

Breast Cancer Awareness

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year preventative screenings are more important than ever. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented a huge drop in breast cancer screenings during the pandemic. A CDC report showed that the total number of breast cancer screenings declined by …

The COVID impact on sleep issues

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Sleepless nights are all too common for many people, especially those suffering from sleep disorders.  Hormonal changes during menstrual cycles, pregnancy and menopause affect how well a person sleeps. Add to that, the COVID-19 pandemic which has created a host of new sleep challenges — even for those who previously …