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Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Discusses BMI and IVF

Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner Discusses BMI and IVF Why is BMI so important in terms of getting pregnant via IVF? The prevalence of obesity is a worldwide epidemic. In the U.S. almost ⅔ of women and ¾’s of men are overweight or obese. And nearly 50% of women of reproductive…

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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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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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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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