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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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Estrogen and Immunity [I Am Woman Series]

Estrogen, Immunity

We have always known that our body’s immunity is an important key to keeping us healthy, however, in recent times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has brought this topic of wellness to the forefront of conversations and has become more important than ever. 

Something that is not as commonly known is how our body’s estrogen levels affect our immune systems and ultimately immunity against colds, flus and other diseases.

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Normalizing The Conversation Around Infertility [I Am Woman Series]

infertility and 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 guidance to women of all ages. This year, 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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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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