Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Cookingham Discusses Unexplained Infertility

Lisa Marii Cookingham, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinologist Columbia PREG Facility What is unexplained infertility? Of all couples experiencing infertility, about 30% will be diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’ after a complete evaluation has demonstrated no significant abnormalities. What that means is that they have no obvious problems after reviewing their medical history, performing their physical exam, and undergoing laboratory testing and imaging,…

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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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The Doctor Is In! Self-care & COVID-19 During Fertility Treatment

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The Doctor Is In! Welcome to our blog with PREG physicians discussing a wide range of topics related to fertility treatment and care. Dr. Karenne Fru, MD, PhD Reproductive Endocrinologist Addresses Self-care and COVID-19 during fertility treatment Dr. Fru, what is self-care and why is it so important during treatment? There are so many moving pieces related to fertility treatment.…

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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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