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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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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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Weight Fertility

Kate’s Chances of Success with IVF We’ve all become fans of the hit TV show This Is Us and follow them religiously each week. On last week’s episode Kate started IVF treatments after suffering a miscarriage and struggling to get pregnant again. As we saw the doctor was extremely concerned about her weight to the point that she had denied…

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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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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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Everything you need to know about PGD

Popular culture, religious affiliations, and misconceived myths have all contributed in giving genetic testing the negative connotations of producing “designer babies”. Like many other aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), the lack of knowledge often scares patients away from potential lifesaving procedures for their future families. Genetic testing is a powerful tool that should be considered as a methodology to…

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How do you know when to move on to IVF?

Taking the Chance on In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) What would you be willing to do to have a child? Would you cut back on some things financially to afford the proper treatment? Would you commit to taking shots? Would you undergo a surgical procedure? While you may find it easy to answer “yes” to these questions, most people find it…

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It’s Okay to Seek Help

In light of the recent shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, mental health issues and preventative care should be at the forefront of our concerns. Often, there are warning signs that precede such catastrophic events such as Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, and Columbine. Newtown, Connecticut, was in a small, affluent community with very little crime which proves no area…

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