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Fibroids & Fertility: What You Need to Know

FACT: 30-50% of women will develop fibroids during their reproductive years. Roughly ½ of these women will require surgery before menopause. The average age of first pregnancy is increasing in the United States. Fibroids larger than 3 cm have been shown to negatively impact the uterine cavity. Each week our practice receives referrals from gynecologists who send us patients in…

Welcome 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…