Women’s Health

Profile: Dr. Alexandre West

Before becoming an OB/GYN physician, Dr. Alexandre West was a classically trained ballet dancer. The same focus and dedication that honed her skills as a dancer helps her offer the best care to her patients.

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgical Division at UConn Health Helping Heal Those With Endometriosis

Dr. Amanda Ulrich is the newest member of the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgical Division (MIGS) at UConn Health’s Women Center. The team focuses on the care and treatment of women with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, and all gynecologic conditions.

Advances in IVF May Make Triplets an Anomaly

Regina Leonard underwent In Vitro Fertilization at the Center for Reproductive Services which resulted in a beautiful set of triplets, born at UConn Health who are now graduating from high school. Over a decade of advancements has changed IVF which may make the birth of triplets scarce.

Pregnant ICU Patient Recovers from COVID-19

It was the scariest time of her life for Melissa Vicchitto as she fought COVID-19 in the ICU to save herself and her unborn baby.

UConn Health Helped Us Achieve Our Dream

Approximately one in eight couples are affected by infertility in the United States. That’s about 6.7 million people each year who have trouble conceiving.  Kristen Ritchie and her husband, Todd, of Southington, were one of these couples. Blessed with their first son, Nolan, in 2016 their journey for a second child began six months after […]

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Optimizing Nourishment in the NICU

The Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the UConn John Dempsey Hospital is offering a high-tech tool for moms to ensure their infants get the most out of breast milk and formula feeding.

Women’s Center APRNs Increase Access to Care

The providers at UConn Health Women’s Center continually look for ways to serve an increasing number of patients who need care, and the addition of two new Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to the OB/GYN team improves patient access.

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Reveals Rare Disorder

An odd lump on Elizabeth Cowles Johnston’s breast prompted a Friday morning call to her primary care physician Rebecca Andrews at UConn Health. Dr. Andrews quickly fit her in, and upon checking the lump sent her to Dr. Alex Merkulov, Section Head of Women’s Imaging at the Beekley Imaging Center at UConn Health for a […]

UConn Health Minute: Benign Breast Disease

When it comes to breast health – cancer is not the only concern. Many women suffer from benign breast diseases that can cause discomfort or pain and need treatment. Some of these conditions can increase the risk of breast cancer and need to be closely monitored. UConn Health has a unique specialist, Ob/Gyn Dr. Dana […]

Earlier Detection with Low-Dose Mammograms

While mammograms have been proven necessary screening for early signs of breast cancer, women typically don’t look forward to the uncomfortable annual visit. But now, new low dose mammography technology available at UConn Health captures clearer images with less time in compression and half the dose of radiation. In the past year, the Beekley Imaging […]