Labor & Delivery: What to Expect at the Hospital

 

Is your big day coming up soon? 

If so, it means that you are likely researching every bit of information you can learn about having a baby. There are many important steps along the way, but the most important one is what happens the day you deliver your new bundle of joy!

Here we will go over what you need to do before going to the hospital, what will happen when you first arrive and how delivery typically progresses once you are checked in.

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Copperstate Ob/Gyn Response to COVID-19

Copperstate COVID-19

Are you pregnant and have been diagnosed with COVID-19? If so please give our office a call at 📞 (520) 721-8605
Our team wants to share with you how to manage symptoms at home, when you might need to come to the hospital, and how to do that safely for yourself and our hospital staff. We’ll also be wanting to monitor you and baby even more closely throughout your pregnancy to keep you both healthy.

Minimal Exposure Office Protocols, effective April 1st, 2020:

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Copperstate is Now Accepting University Family Care

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Copperstate OB/Gyn is Now Accepting Banner – University Family Care

We recognize that this year has put a lot of hardships on our community. 

We are committed to providing high quality patient care in the midst of these difficult times, and are pleased to announce that we are now accepting Banner – University Family Care, an Arizona Medicaid Health Plan (“AHCCCS”) contracted health plan. 

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What is Delayed Cord Clamping?

What is Delayed Cord Clamping?

If you, or someone you love, is pregnant and preparing for delivery day you may be debating the benefits of delayed umbilical cord clamping. Delayed cord clamping involves waiting to cut the umbilical cord anywhere from 25 seconds to five minutes after the child’s birth. 

For many years the majority of parents and practitioners practiced immediate cord clamping (umbilical cord cutting within the first twenty seconds of the delivery), but studies are now showing that waiting may have numerous benefits. 

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What is the Difference Between an MD and NP?

What is the Difference between an MD and NP?

When it comes to your health care, you may be wondering what kind of practitioner would be best for your needs: an MD or NP? There are some differences between the two that are important to understand before making your choice.

‘MD’ stands for ‘medical doctor’ or ‘doctor of medicine’, and ‘NP’ stands for ‘nurse practitioner’. Both are often present in hospitals and clinics working together to provide routine and urgent care to their patients. 

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