Pregnancy

Low-Cost, High-Volume IVF Clinic VS. PREG

Dr. John E. Nichols, Jr., MD Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist PREG Founder Medical & Laboratory Director discusses low-cost, high-volume IVF clinic v.s. PREG Dr. Nichols, Why Low-Cost IVF isn’t always the best option? IVF is the most effective, efficient treatment to achieve a pregnancy in any fertility center, but there are some costs that go along with the highly…

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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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The Doctor Is In! – Dr. Cookingham Discusses Getting A Second Opinion

Lisa Marii Cookingham, M.D. Reproductive Endocrinologist Columbia PREG Facility Why does PREG offer second opinions? We offer free second opinions for any patient who has been to another infertility practice and wants another perspective or perhaps a different point of view. Sometimes patients come to us because they have unanswered questions or concerns, or maybe they didn’t feel like the…

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Important Information Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Payne has been closely monitoring the pandemic and all relevant guidelines from the CDC to keep our patients and staff safe. He asked for this information recently released by ASRM and other organizations to be shared with everyone. Please visit: https://asrm.informz.net/InformzDataService/OnlineVersion/Individual?mailingInstanceId=9766608&subscriberId=1077377896

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PREG patients Blair and Donnie Young are thrilled to celebrate the season and the news of their PREG miracle.

Donnie and Blair Young struggled with infertility issues for years, but their love for children — and getting decked out for the Christmas holiday — made their idea coma naturally to provide a mailbox for neighborhood kids to drop off letters to Santa and the Youngs could ensure those letters would reach the North Pole. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff) FLETCHER,…

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ICSI and other advances in the Embryology Lab

The Doctor Is In! Q & A with Dr. John Frederick Payne, MD Reproductive Endocrinologist & PREG Partner ICSI and other advances in the Embryology Lab How Does the Embryology Lab Work in Fertility Treatment? Obviously, before we get to the lab and they do their part we have to do the in-vitro fertilization or embryo transfer so that we…

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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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What else can I be doing to improve my chances of getting pregnant?

One of the most common questions patients ask us is, “What else can I be doing to improve my chances of getting pregnant?” Keep in mind, this question is coming from a patient population who are taking fertility medications, giving themselves injections, having their blood drawn, undergoing vaginal ultrasound exams, enduring uncomfortable medical procedures and surgeries, and discussing details of…

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