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Welcome Dr. J Graham Theisen!

J. Graham Theisen, MD, MSCR Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Theisen to the PREG team. Dr. Graham Theisen (Tyson) is thrilled to return to Charleston to take care of patients living in, and around, his favorite city in the world. Dr. Theisen earned his Master of Science in Clinical Research and his medical degree at…

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PREG Honors Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

1 in 4 women will experience the loss of a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. Approximately 1 in 160 pregnancies will result in stillbirth. Every October, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month is celebrated to provide solace and support to families who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or infant. At PREG, we extend our unwavering support to…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Legal Matters in Regard to Reproductive Care

PREG works with a variety of experts regarding family and reproductive endocrinology. We recently sat down with attorney James Fletcher Thompson of Thompson Dove Law Group in Spartanburg, South Carolina to discuss areas of legal counsel and the law surrounding fertility and reproductive medicine. Thompson Dove Law Group focuses on building families, offering services in the areas of adoption, custody,…

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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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