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Understanding Endometriosis: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Are you experiencing increasingly painful menstrual cramps, abnormal or heavy menstrual flow, pain during intercourse, or infertility? If so, you could be one of the millions of women suffering from a common gynecological condition called Endometriosis. Endometriosis affects approximately 10% of women in the United States alone. 

Read on to learn more about endometriosis, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. 

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I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood

In March 1992, Dr. Karen Addis and her husband Dr. Walt Patton opened Copperstate OB/GYN, a premier women’s healthcare facility focused on providing exceptional care and expert guidance to women of all ages. Today, Dr. Addis & her team celebrate 30 years of empowering and supporting women throughout every stage of life by launching I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood

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Postpartum Workouts: When and How to Get Started Safely

Postpartum workout

Your baby has arrived and you are now adjusting to life with an infant. This is an exciting and sometimes stressful time full of many changes to your lifestyle and your body. 

Many new mothers are eager to start working out after giving birth, but it’s important to wait for the okay from your ObGyn before starting up any exercise regimen. It’s also important to be patient, start out slowly, and set reasonable expectations. While many women want to get back to their “pre-pregnancy” body, giving birth is physically arduous and it takes time for your body to recover.

Factors that impact postpartum workouts include breastfeeding, vaginal vs. cesarean section birth, hormones, and your fitness/health level before getting pregnant and during your pregnancy

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Delivery Labor Pains: Should I Get an Epidural?

Delivery Labor Pains

Many pregnant women, especially those giving birth for the first time, have questions about pain management. A big question we get asked is whether or not you should get an epidural during labor. 

It’s important to understand the risks and benefits of all pain management options. Discussing your options and concerns with your OB/Gyn prior to delivery helps you to be as prepared as possible, and ensures whichever pain management option you choose fits with your birth plan preferences.

In this post we discuss labor and delivery pain management options, when you can get an epidural, and alternatives to epidurals or medication.

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Gentle Circumcision

Gentle Circumcision in Tucson 

The decision to circumcise your newborn is a personal choice. Most newborn circumcisions are done for traditional, cultural or religious reasons but even this choice should not be made without careful thought.  We encourage you to read the following information and discuss your decision with knowledgeable advisers like your obstetrician or midwife, and your child’s pediatrician. 

We are pleased to offer a gentle approach to circumcision in the hands of an experienced surgeon, Dr. Carranza-Chahal.

Call us with questions or to make an appointment.

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