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Dr. McConnell Comments on the Causes of and Treatments for Infertility


For some couples, deciding to have a baby is much easier said than done. Infertility, defined as unprotected regular intercourse for one year without conception, can be heartbreaking and frustrating. For couples struggling to conceive, the ColumbiaDoctors Center for Women’s Reproductive Care offers options and support, giving patients the care and hope they need on their path to becoming parents.

Dr. Sauer Featured in NYT Article on In Vitro Fertilization

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Mark V. Sauer, MD, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC, Program Director of the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care, Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Division Chief for the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, was one of the trusted physician sources used for the recent New York Times article “With In Vitro Fertilization, Persistence Pays Off, Study Suggests.”

Managing Pregnancy Weight Gain

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Being pregnant carries with it many joys and expectations — and responsibilities as well. Topping the list is ensuring that both mother and developing baby are healthy throughout, and that includes eating right and closely monitoring pregnancy weight gain.

Episiotomy: Is it Worth the Risk?


According to a recent study in an issue of JAMA, written by Alex Friedman, MD, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at CUMC, episiotomy – a surgical procedure for widening the outlet of the birth canal to make it easier for the mother to give birth – witnessed a decline in the U.S. between 2006 and 2012.

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