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How To Prepare for a Mammogram & What to Expect

A woman prepares for a mamogram. She is wearing a hospital gown and is being assisted by a woman nurse wearing purple scrubs

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, the time of year when your social feeds fill with gentle nudges to schedule your breast exams and mammograms. 

If you’ve never had a mammogram before and the thought of getting one has you feeling a bit uneasy, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Studies show that many women avoid mammograms for similar reasons, such as being afraid of test results, believing they are too young or not at risk, or being afraid of the actual mammogram process. 

In this article we aim to help you prepare for a mammogram – demystify the process, share what to expect at your appointment, debunk myths, and help reduce hesitations and fear around the process.

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What Does My Period Blood Color Mean

This image shows the mid-section of a woman, with two hands holding a red flower (to symbolize red period blood color) in the foreground. The woman is wearing a pair of white underwear.

It’s time you start thinking of your menstrual cycle like a monthly report card from your body, offering valuable insights into your reproductive health.

At Copperstate, we believe that understanding and monitoring your menstrual health is not just about managing your period; it’s about taking charge of your overall well-being. 

Join us as we explore the different colors of menstrual blood and what they can reveal about your reproductive health. Learn why paying attention to the hues of your menstrual flow is a key step in ensuring a healthy life.
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Postpartum Depression: What Moms Need to Know

A new mother suffering from postpartum depression puts her head into her head.

Giving birth is exciting, scary, and a unique experience for every new mother. What comes after is a whole new ball game, especially if it’s your first. However, in the midst of the sleep deprivation and thrill of bringing your sweet new baby home, some mothers start to feel a little “off”. The important thing is understanding if you’re experiencing baby blues or postpartum depression. Continue reading “Postpartum Depression: What Moms Need to Know”

Your Guide To Improving and Maintaining Your Mental Health While Pregnant

A pregnant woman does a yoga pose on the floor of a sunny room to improve her mental health.

Let’s talk about mental health and pregnancy!

Pregnancy is a remarkable journey filled with excitement and anticipation. That said, it can also be a challenging time, both physically and mentally, for most women.

At Copperstate OB/Gyn, we believe that nurturing your mental health during pregnancy is just as important as taking care of your physical well-being. This is why we’ve created a comprehensive guide including essential tips and practices to improve and maintain your mental health while pregnant. Continue reading “Your Guide To Improving and Maintaining Your Mental Health While Pregnant”