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Introducing Dr. Kathryn Imgrund

Kathryn Imgrund, M.D. Advanced Gynecologic Surgery and Infertility PREG is so very excited to introduce Dr. Kathryn Imgrund, who is welcoming new patients at our Columbia center. Dr. Imgrund will spearhead our advanced gynecologic surgery program for our Columbia and Lowcountry centers while also coordinating care for patients presenting with all types of fertility challenges. Originally from Waco, TX, she…

PREG is Paying it Forward During National Infertility Awareness Week

In honor of our patients and those struggling with fertility issues the team at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) has taken the hashtag #WECANALL to the next level during National Infertility Awareness Week, April 24-30th. As part of National Infertility Awareness Week, we’re honoring our patients and their struggles by doing our part to share a random act of kindness…

Genetic Carrier Screening  

Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner Regarding Carrier Screening What is Expanded Carrier Screening (ECS)? Carrier screening can help you prepare and plan for a pregnancy. The reason we do it is to determine if someone is at risk to pass a serious inherited health condition onto a child. How is the…

Genetic Testing at PREG – The Post & Courier
How Genetic Testing at PREG Can Shed New Light on Your Fertility Journey The idea of pregnancy alone can bring on a swirl of emotion with so much focus on what the future might hold. But pregnancy itself—not to mention the challenges that many women face in becoming pregnant—can be a fraught experience, full of mysteries to be unwound. So…
Dr. Kathryn Snow Discusses Secondary Infertility

Dr. Snow, what is secondary infertility? Secondary infertility refers to couples’ experiencing infertility after they have already had a child. This is very frustrating for these couples because they didn’t have any issues conceiving their first child, but now they have tried to conceive again, and they just can’t. Unfortunately, a good number of secondary infertile couples will take longer…

Fertility Options for LGBTQ couples

Lindsay Polowczuk, MSN WHNP 3rd Party Coordinator for PREG Discusses Fertility Options for LGBTQ couples Lindsay, what can you advise LGBTQ couples in regard to infertility? All patients of the LGBTQ community are going to need some form of help in the fertility world and we are here to provide that whether it’s providing an egg donor, sperm donor assistance,…

Annual Fertility Testing

Tori Bishop MS, FNP-BC, PREG Nurse Practitioner and Director of Nursing, discusses the need for annual fertility testing. Tori, what is annual fertility testing? Sometimes I think we, as clinicians, do a really poor job of talking to women about taking control of their fertility. It starts in adolescents. We preach don’t get pregnant before you’re ready. Then later, society…