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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”

The Best Diet for Fertility

A woman making a healthy smoothie in her kitchen. Many of the best foods for fertility make great smoothie ingredients.

About 10 to 15% of couples are affected by infertility. Thus, more people are becoming curious about the concept of a “fertility diet”. If you are trying to conceive, you can make healthy food choices that help your body prepare for pregnancy. Foods that are good for fertility can boost your reproductive abilities and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Some foods aid fertility and some foods inhibit it. In this article, we will identify the best diet for fertility and some foods to avoid.

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Postpartum Hormones Explained

Mother holding her newborn baby after labor in the hospital.

The period of time after giving birth is exciting and filled with lots of love and joy – but can also be a rollercoaster ride of hormones.

After giving birth, your body will produce several different postpartum hormones including estrogen, progesterone, prolactin, oxytocin, and cortisol. The hormonal changes that occur during this time can be intense, and can lead to a variety of both physical and emotional symptoms. Continue reading “Postpartum Hormones Explained”

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 after giving birth, to more stable levels.

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