Copperstate OB/GYN Creates a Virtual Community “Healthy Living” Space for Tucson Women

Copperstate OB/Gyn is excited to announce the launch of our Facebook Community – Tucson Women: Healthy Living.

Every day we’re fielding questions on various health topics from our patients. We wanted to create a place to answer these pregnancy, self-care and lifestyle questions and highlight our providers unique perspectives on health topics they’re passionate about.

Tucson Women: Healthy Living provides an intimate educational space for women to learn from the Copperstate physicians, physician assistants (PACs) and nurse practitioners (NPs), ask questions within the community, share resources and feel empowered with the information they need to live a healthy life.

It is our goal to cultivate a connected community of Tucson individuals to support, inspire and motivate one another to live our best lives – learning, growing, and bettering ourselves – through Copperstate-led conversations including monthly Q&As with our providers, and peer-to-peer support.

To get started:

  1. Click here to view the new Facebook Community group
  2. Click “Join” to become a member of the community
  3. Introduce yourself by answering our community questions pinned to the top of the feed

Once you join the community, you will see our introduction questions in the post pinned to the top of the feed. The questions we want to hear from you on include:

1) What is your main health goal this year?

2) What do you hope to get from Tucson Women: Healthy Living?

3) What’s one self-care, parenting, healthy living, or other resource you’ve found valuable?

We look forward to seeing you all in the Tucson Women: Healthy Living community on Facebook!

 

Join the Group Now!

 

**Note: All Advice shared in the Tucson Women: Healthy Living group is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.**

What to Expect at Your First Trimester Blood Screening

Tests and screenings are common when you’re in your first trimester. They check the health and wellbeing of your baby. Providers often suggest a 11-week blood test, which checks for chromosomal conditions your baby may have. This blood test can also reveal your baby’s sex!

So, why do providers suggest this screening in the first place? First trimester screenings and tests let you know your baby is healthy. In this article, we’ll go over what to expect from your 10-week blood test.

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Rh-Negative vs Rh-Positive Blood Factors

One of the first things your healthcare provider wants to test when you’re pregnant is your blood type and Rh blood factor. It’s a common screening usually done during the first prenatal visit. You need to know whether your blood type is Rh-positive or Rh-negative.

It’s important because even though your baby grows inside you, there’s a chance you and your baby have different blood types. Your healthcare provider will want to know you and your baby’s Rh blood types to determine if you need special care. Continue reading “Rh-Negative vs Rh-Positive Blood Factors”

11 Common Pregnancy Symptoms No One Talks About

You already know about pregnancy cravings, morning sickness, and even about getting stretch marks – but pregnancy involves so much more than what people normally talk about, and there can be some unpleasant symptoms. Once the first trimester symptoms begin, you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll experience the rest of the pregnancy.

No two pregnancies are exactly the same but if you’re a mom-to-be, you should be aware of some of the unpleasant pregnancy symptoms you can experience.

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Timeline of Delivery

Giving birth is a natural process and each is unique, but they all follow the same timeline of delivery. Women giving birth should know all about the three stages of labor so they can prepare their birthing plans accordingly.

There’s a lot to know about birthing a baby, and we’ve got you covered. The three stages of delivery are labor, delivery of the baby, and delivery of the placenta.

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Adjusting your Hormones Postpartum

Your body is miraculous. It’s gone through physical and hormonal changes to bring life into the world and will continue to provide for your baby. While postpartum hormone changes are normal and expected, sometimes they can cause unwanted symptoms such as the “baby blues” or postpartum depression. Luckily, there are ways that you can help your body adjust your hormones back to more stable levels.

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