How to Deal with Clogged Milk Ducts

If you’ve noticed some redness, pain, or swelling near a lump on your breast while you’re breastfeeding, you may have a clogged milk duct. It can be concerning, but there’s no reason to fear. Clogged ducts can usually be treated at home.

Of course, sometimes symptoms persist until they become something more serious like mastitis. Here’s what to know about blocked milk ducts and clogged milk duct relief.

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What to Expect at Your 20 Week Ultrasound

You’ve made it to Week 20 of your pregnancy. Congratulations! Now that you’ve made it halfway through your pregnancy, you get to experience one of the most exciting parts of the journey: the 20 week anatomy scan.

Most expectant mothers look forward to the 20 week ultrasound because it determines the sex of the baby and lets the sonographer check for general health and measurements. You’ll also leave the 20 week anatomy scan with printed pictures of your little baby that you can share with your loved ones.

If you’d like to know more information about what the technician is checking, read on. We’ve got you covered.

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Copperstate OB/GYN Creates a Virtual Community “Healthy Living” Space for Tucson Women

Copperstate OB/Gyn is excited to announce the launch of our Facebook Community – Tucson Women: Healthy Living.

Every day we’re fielding questions on various health topics from our patients. We wanted to create a place to answer these pregnancy, self-care and lifestyle questions and highlight our providers unique perspectives on health topics they’re passionate about.

Tucson Women: Healthy Living provides an intimate educational space for women to learn from the Copperstate physicians, physician assistants (PACs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), ask questions within the community, share resources and feel empowered with the information they need to live a healthy life.

It is our goal to cultivate a connected community of Tucson individuals to support, inspire and motivate one another to live our best lives – learning, growing, and bettering ourselves – through Copperstate-led conversations including monthly Q&As with our providers, and peer-to-peer support.

To get started:

  1. Click here to view the new Facebook Community group
  2. Click “Join” to become a member of the community
  3. Introduce yourself by answering our community questions pinned to the top of the feed

Once you join the community, you will see our introduction questions in the post pinned to the top of the feed. The questions we want to hear from you on include:

1) What is your main health goal this year?

2) What do you hope to get from Tucson Women: Healthy Living?

3) What’s one self-care, parenting, healthy living, or other resources you’ve found valuable?

We look forward to seeing you all in the Tucson Women: Healthy Living community on Facebook!

Join the Group Now!

**Note: All Advice shared in the Tucson Women: Healthy Living group is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.**

What to Expect During an In-Office Breast Exam

breast exam

A breast exam is an important part of preventative care if you’re a woman with breasts. While it’s essential to pay attention to your own breasts and administer an at-home exam on a regular basis, having a clinical breast exam once a year is equally as important.

Why is a Regular Breast Exam Important?

Breast cancer is more prevalent than you might think. According to the CDC (not counting some kinds of skin cancer) breast cancer in the United States is: Continue reading “What to Expect During an In-Office Breast Exam”

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes can sometimes be attributed to hormone surges during pregnancy and therefore is not always an indicator of your pre-pregnancy health. That being said, women who eat healthy, exercise daily, and watch their glucose levels are often at a lower risk. Screening for gestational diabetes is routine for all pregnant women and is a simple way to make sure you and your baby are receiving the best care. Continue reading “Gestational Diabetes”