When you first hear the term “high-risk pregnancy”, it can be startling, even a little bit scary. What does that even mean? How will a high-risk pregnancy affect your baby? How will it affect you? Continue reading “What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?”
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 when you can, having a clinical breast exam once a year is equally as 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”
Pelvic pain, or pain that you’re experiencing in your pelvic area, can be extremely uncomfortable. The key is knowing whether or not it’s “normal” or if you need to seek the help of a medical professional. If you’re experiencing discomfort or aches and pains in your pelvic area, there can be a variety of causes. Some are harmless, some are warning signs you shouldn’t ignore. Here are eight possible causes of pelvic pain and when you need to see a doctor. Continue reading “Pelvic Pain: Possible Causes + When to See Your Doctor”
When it comes to choosing a women’s healthcare provider, there are so many aspects to consider. Women’s health care requires an intimate level of trust that can be difficult to find. It’s important for you to choose a provider you feel confident in – someone you can build a trusting, lasting relationship with. That’s why we recommend our practice, Copperstate OB/Gyn, for your healthcare needs. Here’s why our patients choose us. Continue reading “Why You Should Choose Copperstate OB/Gyn”
Pregnancy can be an amazing (and strange) time. Making a baby is hard work – there are so many hormones and changes happening inside your body at any given moment. Some women experience a whole array of symptoms and some may not experience any. However, here are some of the most common pregnancy symptoms that might arise, especially during your first trimester.
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Have you had your yearly well woman exam yet? If you’re 21 (and/or sexually active), it’s recommended that you start receiving an annual well woman exam with a gynecologist or other medical provider. If you can start these visits in your late teens in order to set a guideline for your health, even better. Continue reading “What to Expect During Your Well Woman Exam”