Tag Archives: OB/GYN

Shining the spotlight on Preterm Labor: National Prematurity Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd Pregnancy is a time of joy for many expectant moms. But for those who experience complications during pregnancy, it can lead to the heartache of preterm labor. November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time to focus on this maternal and infant health crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), one …

What to expect during Perimenopause

By Carolina Boyd Women know that at some point in their lives their menstrual periods will come to an end. This is known as menopause and it marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. However, there is another transitional time—leading up to menopause—called perimenopause that will bring rapid changes to their bodies. On average, …

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 …

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 eight 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, Communications Associate 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 …

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 …

Maternal health in Harris County

By Carolina Boyd The health of mothers and their children is a reflection of the overall health of a community. Despite the number of hospitals and medical facilities across Harris County, the incidence of maternal morbidity is high in our area. Maternal morbidity refers to the unexpected, and dangerous, life-threatening complications that arise from pregnancy, …

Breast cancer survivor urges women to be aware of their breast health

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Lakeisha Parker has long made it a habit to do regular breast self-exams; but never did she think that one day it would lead to a breast cancer diagnosis. “I felt something while in the shower. I knew immediately it wasn’t supposed to be there,” said Parker. A visit to …