Dr. Rachel McConnell

When is it Time to See a Fertility Specialist?

By | October 27th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Your marriage is secure. Your career is flourishing. Life couldn’t be more picture-perfect. So you’ve decided that now would be the perfect time to grow your family and have been trying to get pregnant…and trying…and trying again. But while it seems everyone else around you is preggers and having adorable babies, you just can’t. Friends may give you the standard responses: “It’s not always easy to get pregnant.” “Don’t give up hope.” “It will happen, so just be patient.” Yet something inside of you is murmuring, “It shouldn’t be this hard.” If you have been struggling with these emotions, maybe it’s time to see a fertility specialist.

An Apple a Day and Other Principles That Increase Fertility

By | September 15th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

For more than 20 years, Dr. Rachel A. McConnell, assistant professor for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, has been in practice. Time and time again, she has listened as her OB/GYN patients trust untruths about what increases – and decreases – fertility for women trying to conceive. (more…)

Endometriosis & Infertility

By | April 28th, 2014 | Articles | 0 Comments

Endometriosis, a cause of female infertility, is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. Many women with endometriosis have severe cramping during their menstrual period and experience pain during or after sexual intercourse. Research shows that endometriosis is more common in women with fertility problems and that pregnancy rates among women with endometriosis tend to be lower than that of the general population. A common question we hear at CWRC is: “Can women with endometriosis be treated successfully?”