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Female Reproductive Health [I Am Woman Series]

Having advise with a gynecologist

As a female, your reproductive system plays a major role in many aspects of your life. From monthly menstrual cycles to pregnancy, to your day-to-day hormone levels, it is crucial that your reproductive health is maintained to keep your body functioning properly. 

This month, in honor of I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood, we are taking a look at just how important your reproductive health is as a female, and how to ensure it is prioritized through every stage of life. 

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Your Body and Motherhood [I Am Woman Series]

A beautiful and relaxed ethnic mother is snuggling her newborn and affectionately holding her in the hospital after delivery. Skin to skin bonding concept.

The female body is truly an incredible thing and it’s no secret that it changes greatly during and after motherhood. However, many people underestimate the true magnitude of these changes and how they help us support and raise our children. This month, in honor of I Am Woman: A Celebration of Womanhood, we are taking a look at the powerful ways our bodies adapt and change during motherhood to make us remarkable caregivers.

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Dr. Carranza-Chahal Moves to Hospital Setting

We are sad to inform you that Dr. Carranza-Chahal will no longer be caring for patients at Copperstate after 8/31/2022.  At this time, she plans to practice as a hospitalist physician and will not provide care to women outside of the hospital setting.

We wish her the best and will miss having her here at Copperstate!  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will be happy to schedule your follow-up care with another of our excellent physicians.

The Best Diet and Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers

Breastfeeding is good for both you and your baby. Breastfeeding helps you bond with your newborn, and can even relieve stress and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

The most important thing about breastfeeding is that breast milk contains all the nutrients your baby needs to grow. It can even potentially protect your baby from sickness. Some providers refer to breast milk as “liquid gold.” Once you start breastfeeding, you’ll understand why it’s easy to compare to gold, as it takes a lot of energy for your body to create nutrient-dense milk.

Create a breastfeeding diet to increase milk supply and eat foods that promote milk production. With the right diet, you’ll have the most nutrient-dense breast milk for your baby.

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Ovulation Tracking

By now you have most likely heard about fertility and ovulation tracking, but might be wondering what it is and how it works. No matter what your particular situation is, fertility tracking is a useful tool to increase your chances of getting pregnant in any given month, and help you become more mindful about your feminine health and menstrual cycle.

If you are trying to get pregnant, it can certainly be a nerve-wracking, time. Whether this is your first time trying for a baby, or you have children and want to grow your family, you and your partner are setting out on a life-changing journey. You want to have the best chances possible of conceiving, so tracking your fertility and ovulation can be important.

For some couples, getting pregnant happens quickly and easily once they make the decision to conceive. For other couples, the process isn’t so straightforward, or there may be questions or issues about infertility to address. 

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