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You Are Not Alone

Sharon Merck, Financial Counselor, supports PREG patients, as she too is one in four. At PREG, we truly understand the heartbreak and emotions you’re facing along the way. Many of us have been where you are today. While we honor October as being pregnancy and infant loss awareness month, we know it’s not just a month for many of you;…

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Ending The Stigma: Raising Awareness and Support for Perinatal/Prenatal Mood Disorders, and the Mental Health Stigma Surrounding Infertility & Pregnancy Loss

Written by Haley Pollack, WHNP-BC at PREG Columbia Perinatal Mood Disorders and Infertility: We have all heard the words “postpartum depression and baby blues” but nobody discusses the prepartum period for mental health, especially with a vulnerable population like those affected with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss. It’s still difficult to discuss as a community, let alone on the individual…

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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…

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The Evolution of Fertility Care & The Future

We sat down with PREG founder and medical director, kDr. John Nichols to talk about the evolution of reproductive endocrinology and fertility treatment. Dr. Nichols, please explain how infertility care and treatment have grown since its inception. Back in the day when infertility medicine had begun, there weren’t as many options as there are today. For example, if it was…

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PREG’s New Patient Portal

At PREG, we are always looking for ways to improve our patient’s experience and to make things more efficient. Our patients have been asking for a portal for some time now, to see lab and test results, access their medical records, fill out forms and stay in better contact with our team. We began researching different options and successfully implemented…

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Dr. Travis McCoy Discusses PCOS & Obesity in Infertility Treatment

Dr. Travis McCoy, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist Advanced Gynecologic Surgery What Is PCOS? PCOS or polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common female disorder, and it affects 15-27% of women. It is classified as a disorder as not regularly ovulating and overproducing the male hormones. The primary issue is the brain signal from the pituitary to the ovaries creates inconsistent ovulation.…

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Choosing the Right Doctor

Finding the right physician under any circumstance can be a difficult and frustrating venture. For individuals specifically needing help with fertility, there are many complicated medical decisions on top of what seems like endless amounts of information. Therefore, finding the right physician is extremely important. The main question for most patients is, “how do I choose a reproductive endocrinologist?” At…

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Why Starbucks covers pricey IVF for even its part-time baristas

September 5, 2017, 7:41 AM – For some couples, finding a job that offers benefits to cover infertility treatments could be the difference between having kids and not. You might expect a tech company or big bank to offer coverage for treatments like in vitro fertilization, but Starbucks also offers the perk even for part-time baristas. Anna Werner reports. View…

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An Introduction from our Surgery Scheduler

I am the surgery scheduler here at PREG and will help you make this process go as smoothly as possible. First, we will find a date that will work for you and your schedule. (Usually 4-6 weeks from now) I will also send you an e-mail with the hospital information and appointment times as we get closer to the day.…

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