Testimonials

more words of hope from our

THRIVING COMMUNITY

I pray God blesses your practice so tremendously!

Not gonna lie, I might have shed a few tears walking down these stairs for the Last time most likely in my life😭! These wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff have been by my side since 2008, 13 years!!!! They have seen me bawl my eyes out, they have held my hand when I didn’t want to be put to sleep because I knew my twins would be gone when I woke up. They have waited by my side the 10 minute or maybe extra 20 minutes lol after an IUI just to be sure lol! 🤣 they’ve loved on us when we didn’t hear those heartbeats. But what they ultimately did was come along side us, be the hands and feet of God and walk the road of infertility with us and helped facilitate bringing us the two most beautiful children into this world for us! I don’t think they realize what their love and their daily dedication does for us and changes our whole life! Thank you Preg , thank you , for being Jesus’ hands and feet. And I pray God blesses your practice so tremendously! Giving Dr Nichols a hug goodbye today felt like hugging family and I just cant say enough praise about an entire team.

I pray God blesses your practice so tremendously!
Jessie - November 2021

Seriously LOVE PREG Lowcountry office!! Dr. Tarnawa, Courtney, and every single person I met at the office was amazing. During my egg retrieval I was obviously super emotional and when the pain meds hit, man I was crying and a mess. I wish I remember the nurses name, but she held my hands and wiped my tears and was my angel through it all. Courtney would literally answer every call and email I sent, and I sent a lot of them, and she was so patient and amazing. We did IVF and our first round was successful. We are due this June and if we can’t conceive naturally for our next baby, even if we move out of state, we will be coming back to PREG Lowcountry. The front desk lady is a charm, the woman who drew my blood was fun and nice, and everyone else was just fantastic. It was so sad to say goodbye when we graduated!

LOVE PREG Lowcountry Office!!
Brandi - January 2021
Our First Christmas As A Family

My husband and I have been together over 10 years now, and we moved up to S.C. from Florida almost 5 years ago, and had been ttc for almost 4 years with no luck. My husband’s coworker suggested we check out PREG because they had their miracle baby with their help. Our first appointment was in January 2019, and by August we were pregnant through an IUI with our perfect baby boy. We just celebrated our first Christmas as a family, something we have been dreaming of for so long! He will be 8 months in a few weeks, and we couldn’t be more grateful or feel more blessed that we found PREG. ❤️?‍?‍?

Our First Christmas As A Family
Tiffany - January 2021
We Are So Incredibly Thankful

My husband and I tried to conceive for 2 years before we were referred to PREG. We started our PREG journey in July of 2018. In February 2019, we began the IVF process and on May 4, 2019, we found out we were finally expecting a little peanut! ? Our perfect girl was born January 15, 2020 and we just celebrated her FIRST Christmas! After 2 Christmases with empty hearts, PREG helped us make this one the most special! ❤️ We are so incredibly thankful for Dr. McCoy and all of the staff at PREG Spartanburg and Greenville!

We Are So Incredibly Thankful
Brooke - January 2021
We Love Greenville PREG SO Much!

My husband and I started dating in 2016. My tubes were tied as I already had 3 children and at the time didn’t want any more. Well, I had my tubes untied in September 2016. I had 3 miscarriages between October 2016 and October 2017. I got pregnant again in November 2017, unfortunately it was ectopic and I ended up losing a tube. We were heartbroken. We were referred to PREG. After a heartbreaking round of IVF that didn’t take, we decided to try one last time. That second time took and our life hasn’t been the same since! We lost my husbands brother to suicide in February 2019 and our precious rainbow baby was born almost a year to the day his uncle passed. We love Greenville PREG so much! Without y’all we wouldn’t have him! Garland Derk born February 5, 2020

We Love Greenville PREG SO Much!
Lacey - January 2021
We Can’t Thank You Guys Enough!!

When Stanley and I found out that we couldn’t conceive kids on our own our hearts were broken and we felt like there was no hope! We sat down with Dr McCoy and he explained every option and we first learned then about embryo adoption. We had no idea there was such a thing but we did our research and we PRAYED…went with our heart and put ourselves on the adoption list. We adopted 2 embryos December of 2019. Oh how my heart can’t thank the donor parents enough for donating those 2 precious embryos. Without them I wouldn’t be writing this story of HOPE for others! March 2020 I had my transfer and IT TOOK THE FIRST TIME!! Jesus hears every single prayer and we are so BLESSED! November 6, 2020 I gave birth to the most beautiful baby boy! This miracle could not have happened without Dr McCoy and the PREG Greenville staff! We can’t thank you guys enough!!

We Can’t Thank You Guys Enough!!
Amanda - January 2021
I Saw My First Actual Positive!

My husband and I began not trying, but not preventing pregnancy back in 2010/2011. We were young but we knew we wanted a baby eventually. At 22 and 23, we were informed after two false positive pregnancy tests that I was not going to be able to get pregnant as I suffer from anovulation as well as a (comparatively) mild case of PCOS. Once we took Clomid to assist with ovulation, I still didn’t get pregnant. We ended up having my husband’s sperm count tested and as it turned out, he had a 0 sperm count. There were no living or dead, just a lack of. After long waits and lots of testing, he was diagnosed with CBAVD, meaning he had been born without his vas defrens. His sperm, thankfully healthy inside the testicles, are not able to get out. Through a removal procedure and subsequent medications, he had 6 vials of sperm removed and I had 17 eggs retrieved, four of which turned into viable embryos. We/ got to watch Dr. Payne put two embryos in on January 7th, 2016 and on the 12th, I saw my first actual positive! We had twins but lost one about 8.5 weeks in, though we had a great success having one baby on our first go. Our Maverick is just over 4 now and we miscarried a set of twins earlier this year from a FET but haven’t given up hope of giving him a sibling at some point. We don’t know how to thank PREG, Dr. Payne, and the entire staff for helping us reach our dream!

I Saw My First Actual Positive!
Jessica - January 2021
We Have Two Sweet Boys Thanks to PREG IVF

We have these two sweet boys thanks to PREG IVF. Diagnosed with PCOS, we went through clomid/femara with OB-GYN, 4 rounds of IUI at another clinic and then came to PREG. My husband and I have said over and over how thankful we are to have gone to PREG. We did one round of IVF and got several viable embryos. We were so blessed to have gotten these two boys from the first two we put in! We love the staff at PREG greenville!

We Have Two Sweet Boys Thanks to PREG IVF
Cameron - January 2021
Our Miracle Rainbow Baby Boy

This is our miracle rainbow baby boy Waylon who will be 1 year old in just about 6 weeks. It took us 3 years to get to this point. My husband was found to have fertility factors and was treated with clomid. I was diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve at 27. We tried IUI but were unsuccessful. We then became pregnant prior to starting IVF but sadly miscarried at 7.5 weeks. A few months later, we decided to revisit IVF. This time around, I took a positive home pregnancy test one week after our embryo transfer. Our precious little boy was born on February 12th, 2020. It’s amazing how things work out because this was the due date for our little one that we miscarried with just one year before. We are so thankful to God for our miracle and for the staff at PREG-Asheville, especially Dr. Nichols and Mikayla Carver. You helped make our dreams come true! ???❤?

Our Miracle Rainbow Baby Boy
Lindsey - January 2021
I look forward to meeting you all.

Hello my name is Raegan-Lynn I felt it was time to introduce myself! Although I am still in mommy’s tummy I know there are lot of people, who prayed, shared and donated to make this possible, so thank you!! Mommy has had a couple scary moments; there is a scientific word that we are dealing with but we want to speak a happy healthy delivery into existence! I am just going to keep fighting and doing flips in mommy’s tummy so she knows I am still here. I suck my thumb sometimes but mom doesn’t like it lol. I love when she feeds me Slim Jim’s, Taco Bell , Zaxby’s salad’s with extra cucumbers and loaded fries. Yummy!!! I also love all the kisses daddy gives me in the morning, and when my big sister daps mommy’s belly. But of course mommy doesn’t like it, lol. Hi big sis. Well that’s all for now. I am going jump around a little then go to bed. If you could continue to say a prayer for me and my family that will be amazing! I look forward to meeting you all. ❤️ I’m 1in8 #ivfwarrior #ivfsuccess #ivfbaby #ivfjourney 3rd times a charm!!! Brad Miller Raionna Johnson thank you Seriyah Amunet Young for coming through with the shirts!! Thank you Alcine Marie for the announcement onesie that my family received we’ve so blessed and thankful!! Thank you Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) for making our dreams come true!!!

I look forward to meeting you all.
Jamaica - October 2020
We Are So Thankful We Did

My husband and I were very young when we discovered we could not get pregnant naturally.

We were 21 and 22, and very much wanting to start a family of our own, when we were informed that the chances did not look good. I was not ovulating. We tried medication, I ovulated, we still were not pregnant. A few years later, we found out why. My husband was born with an issue that, according to research that I have one, only accounts for 1-2 percent of all male infertility issues. He and I researched fertility clinics in and around our area and finally settled on PREG. We are so thankful that we did.

From day one, before we ever had an appointment, we were contacted by staff at PREG and asked how we were doing, if we had any questions, things of the like. Throughout our time, we worked with every doctor there, though we were officially Dr. Payne’s patients. PREG became our second family; we saw them roughly every other day for months! All of the staff were amazing.

Dr. Payne never gave us false hope but also kept us positive. He was up front with me about my weight being a factor, but also told me that there was otherwise no reason I would not be able to eventually have a healthy pregnancy. He told us that there was a chance we would miscarry after our hCG numbers went down, but that it could also just mean we had lost one of our twins. Every step of the way, we were told exactly what to expect, what could happen, and the little details of everything. It was very reassuring.

We were successful in our first round of IVF, and though that doesn’t always happen, we are extremely grateful for the experience! We introduced our sweet Maverick Wyatt on September 25, 2016.

We Are So Thankful We Did
Taking the First Steps Changed Our Lives

My wife and I dreamed of starting a family for many years, and always felt as if it were out of reach. We were introduced to PREG-Asheville and everything changed. From the very first moment we met with Dr. Holman and the rest of the PREG-Asheville staff we knew we would accomplish our dream. Everyone at the office is incredible; they truly are invested in helping you accomplish your dream. They take the stress out of everything and clearly walk you through each step of the process. Each staff member is invested in your journey, which makes a huge difference when undergoing fertility treatments. The office is accessible and has weekend and after hour appointments. Everyone is knowledgeable and you can easily trust their opinions and suggestions. We also found PREG’s pricing for treatments to be much more cost effective than we had imagined.

PREG and the staff there gave us our world. In January we welcomed our precious son into this world, and we couldn’t have accomplished this without everyone at PREG-Asheville. Words can’t explain how thankful we are to everyone involved with our journey, and how strongly we recommend PREG to anyone seeking assistance with accomplishing their dreams of having a family. Taking the first step of meeting with PREG changed our lives.

Taking the First Steps Changed Our Lives
Thank You for Making Our Dreams Come True

Dear Dr. Travis McCoy,
There are no words to express how grateful my husband and I are for everything you have done for us. The care and support we received from you and your staff is incomparable. This process has definitely not been easy, but you and your amazing staff went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. Your passion for what you do truly shines through in the way you care for your patients. Your professionalism, sensitivity, and patience made us feel as if we were your top priority despite all your other patients. We were so blessed to have had you as our doctor and for giving us hope as we start this emotional journey. Thank you for making our dreams come true. We can’t wait to meet our little miracle in April!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you

Thank You for Making Our Dreams Come True
Mabel and Tony
Our Hearts are so Beyond Full!

Our preg miracles are these bottom two- the top one came as an “all natural” surprise! Our story started out a lot like most patients that come through your doors. As a newly married couple, my husband and I decided we were ready to be parents… but month after month, no baby came. We did get pregnant on our own, in 2009 and our hearts were broken 20 weeks into our pregnancy when we lost him. It was just over 4 years from the time we decided to be parents, when we finally held our babies in our arms. Our twins were 1 when we found out we were pregnant again… this time all on our own!!! We didn’t even know what to do at first… so we called PREG and they let us come in for our blood test. What a blessing to share that miracle with y’all! God has an amazing sense of humor! 4 years of praying for a baby and just a short time later, our hearts are so beyond full! Thank you so much Dr. Nichols and everyone at PREG for helping us have a family!

Our Hearts are so Beyond Full!
Racheal - November 2017
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

One year ago today, we walked into PREG Greenville to do our first of what we assumed would be many IUI’s. We were scared, nervous, hopeful, and anxious among the other flood of emotions we had. There aren’t words for how thankful my husband and I are for everyone that took care of us that day. Megan and Kristina were the absolute best and we will always be thankful for them! We entered that morning fearful and anxious but left laughing and hopeful. On December 26, 2016, we got our positive! And on September 4, 2017, we got our miracle! There will never be enough words to thank you all for all you have done for us! We wouldn’t have our family and our perfect baby girl if not for all you all did! From the bottom of our hearts… Thank you! Thank you! Thank you

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Andrew, Megan, and sweet baby Ella
I Can Never Thank Y’all Enough

Love these 3 “beautiful friends” and the WHOLE, ENTIRE Greenville, SC staff. I visited and saw them more than my family members and very closest friends for a period of YEARSsssssss!!!!! I knew visit after visit, if anyone in the whole world knew how a family really feels that wants a baby so badly to love, it’s all these precious employees at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG)! I can never thank y’all enough for helping us through one of the toughest journeys in our lives. May each of you be richly blessed in your professional and everyday lives. And a most special shout out to the baby’s “Godmother Jackie” who prayed with us and for us….I’M GONNA BE A NANA and you absolutely know I CAN NOT WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

I Can Never Thank Y’all Enough
Debbie C.
Never In Our Wildest Dreams

The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming! Thomas and I are BLESSED to announce BABY Ox will be arriving July 2018. Never in our wildest dreams would we have imagined going down the road of unexplained infertility. This has been the hardest yet most rewarding obstacle of our marriage and all we can say is GOD IS GOOD! 2017 was rough with losing my daddy and feeling like my heart would never heal. In July, Thomas told me we have to take chances and I remembered a conversation with my daddy weeks before he passed and he said, “Nona you’ve got to do something. Y’all have been trying and nothing has worked. We prayed and prayed and in October we started this journey. Doctors told us we had a 42% chance of a successful procedure but we knew a GOD who created miracles everyday. With support and MANY prayers from family, help from Dr. McCoy and the wonderful staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG), we beat the odds and are currently 14wks4d. “GOD has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and whole lot of FAITH.” Thanks to Allison Locklear for the accurate onesie!

Never In Our Wildest Dreams
Nona
In Honor of Infertility Week

In honor of infertility week! Years of praying and many tears shed have brought us to this moment. We are finally entering into the 3rd trimester and I honestly couldn’t be more happy and blessed with the joys of being pregnant. For those struggling with infertility, don’t lose hope or faith. If we have learned anything from this journey it’s that whether you are 20 or 50, 100 pounds or 350 pounds It doesn’t matter because infertility doesn’t discriminate based on age or size, Male or female. You sit and wonder- why me? Why us? But the truth is sometimes we have to ask for help and sometimes we have to depend on science to help us achieve that dream of being parents. I am a firm believer that God chose this path for us to make us appreciate this miracle more and so that not one day of this pregnancy will be taken for granted. I know the struggle of wanting to lose faith and wanting to give up, but I also know the power of LOVE and support of family and friends and the GRACE OF GOD and that is worth so much more. Don’t be ashamed to reach out and ask questions because it’s not your fault. You don’t have to do this alone. Infertility sucks but the happiness you receive when you beat it is unimaginable!

In Honor of Infertility Week
Breahna
Stephen and Karen Kitchens Achieve their Miracle through Faith and Perseverance!

On June 11, 2011, I became the luckiest woman alive, and I got to marry my best friend. We would start trying for a family around October; and I would be pregnant by December. I remember sitting there as the lady was painting my nails with my bridesmaid and I looked at her and said, “I have this feeling that it isn’t going to be easy for us.” At the time, I had no idea how true those words would be.

In October 2012, I went to see an OB/Gyn. She wanted to send me to a reproductive endocrinologist immediately. We found PREG and Dr. Nichols and we made an appointment. The night before our appointment, I was a nervous wreck. We walked into PREG and had our first meeting with Dr. Nichols. We went over all of the tests we needed to have run, and then off to the exam room for the ultrasound. I banished Stephen to the waiting room. If we couldn’t have children, I wanted him to hear it from me and not from someone he just met. In those few moments alone in the exam room, I prayed so hard. It was like my soul was on its knees in front of God begging him to please make it so that we could have children. Dr. Nichols came in and within seconds. He said, “Well, we have options”. When I was finally reunited with Stephen, I shared our first bit of good news.

It was shortly after that when we realized what we needed to do. We came up with a plan.

~One, we had to renew our faith. We have always been Christians. But this was something different. We needed to be closer to God. We needed his grace, mercy, unconditional love, and his peace in order to make it through. We became more involved in church. We started reading the Bible and praying together every day. We have our faith and our hope high.

~Second, we needed to do fundraisers. The only way that we were going to be able to afford an IVF cycle is with the help of others. We did yard sale, raffles, sold t-shirts, bake sales, collected cans, had a Zaxby’s night, and a chili cook off. It was adding up and we were getting closer.

~Third, we need to tell everyone about our struggle to have a family. We never want anyone to lose hope when it comes to the struggle of being parents. We talk to different people and do what we can to make sure they know that they aren’t alone.

God blessed us and we were able to do an IVF cycle in December 2013. I was so excited that I couldn’t even contain it. We were going to be pregnant at Christmas! What an amazing Christmas this was going to be! Every night after our prayers, I dreamed of our family’s faces as we told them that we were expecting a baby.

We talked to Dr. Nichols and he advise to either do an egg donor IVF cycle or to do embryo adoption. We looked at our finances and decided to use everything that we had left and to do the embryo adoption. We adopted three beautiful embryos. I lovingly referred to them as my ‘little embies’. On July 16, we transferred two beautiful embryos. Then on July 28, we went for a beta test. Lindsey, from PREG, called that afternoon. Our beta was 55. I screamed and started rejoicing. I could only muster “Thank you Jesus”. Stephen came inside, and I finally said the words I had been dreaming of, “Baby, you are going to be a daddy!” Every time we went to PREG, we had a cheering squad standing behind us. Sadly, on August 29 at 3:45 am, our sweet baby went to heaven.

It was less than a month later when we applied for a grant with Pay It Forward Fertility. Stephen told me that has he held our application, he prayed, “Lord if it’s meant to be then bless this”. And just like that all of our hopes and dreams were off in the mail. Then in December 2014, Ms. Faith called and said “Karen, you guys won the grant!”

We waited for the most perfect time. We both worked out, lost weight to be as healthy as we could be to maximize our chances. On April 17, 2015, we transferred two of the most beautiful embryos.

For the next two weeks, we enjoyed every single moment of being pregnant until proven otherwise. And then it was time for our beta. Stephen, my rock, wasn’t even nervous. He just knew that this was our time. And the call came… IT WORKED! And then came the ultrasound. That is when we saw our perfect little Nugget and heard the baby’s heartbeat. We were given a due date of Jan. 6, 2016!

The day came that we graduated from PREG. It was the most bittersweet day. How could we ever say see you later to the people who have given us everything? They fought so hard to make our dream now a reality. We were fortunate to be able to do a gender reveal with them. That’s when we found out that we are having a little girl. Our very own Makayla Anne!

We will always be thankful that God lead us to such wonderful people. The staff at PREG is our family. Makayla Anne is blessed to have so many aunts and uncles, people who fought so hard to bring her to us. Stephen and I are counting the days until we can bring her to meet all of the people who loved her when she was just a dream. We will forever be thankful and consider each of them our forever family.

Blessed and Thankful,

Karen Kitchens

Stephen and Karen Kitchens Achieve their Miracle through Faith and Perseverance!
Karen Kitchens
Never In A Million Years

Never in a million years did I imagine this would be the journey God had planned for me….for us. After a few years of fertility treatment, countless prayers, tested faith & numerous tears, my hubby & I are blessed to be expecting our first miracle baby. I am blessed for this journey because it brought me closer to our amazing God, it strengthened mine & my husband’s relationship & it taught me that Faith in God’s plan & God’s timing is everything. You should not fear nor worry but only Trust. I hope that by us sharing our journey of struggle with fertility, it will help encourage others going through this struggle to speak up & know that there are so many others here for support! Thank you PREG! TRUST THE JOURNEY #ivfsuccess

{For this child we have prayed and the Lord has granted us the desires of our hearts 1 Samuel 1:27}

Never In A Million Years
Chelsea
Little Bundle of Joy

Dr. Payne performed an Embryo Transfer on me on April 19th of this year. You probably don’t remember me, since I’m sure you see so many couples who are going through the procedure. Anyway, my husband and I just wanted to thank you so much for making our dreams become reality. Thanks to you, Dr. Tarnawa, and the wonderful staff at PREG Columbia and Greenville, I am happy to report that I am now 33 weeks 4 days pregnant with a beautiful, healthy baby boy!!!I have attached a 3D pic of our baby from my 30 week 5 day ultrasound. We are so excited! We can’t wait to welcome our little bundle of joy into this world around January 5th, 2019! We are so blessed and thankful to you and PREG for creating our little miracle. Again, thanks so much to you and PREG for helping us make our dreams come true! From the bottom of our hearts, we really do appreciate it!!!

Little Bundle of Joy
Holly
A Note From Grandma And Mom

A note from grandma and mom 🙂

“We are so very blessed to have been lead to PREG! As a mother who watched her daughter struggle to get pregnant there are really no words for the gratitude I feel!! I know it is ultimately God who all blessings come from but all the people at PREG were so supportive and wonderful in facilitating this dream come true!!!”

-Proud Grandma (Sherri)

“That sure is an awfully beautiful baby girl there!! We are so thankful to everyone at PREG for everything you guys did for us (especially Mikayla who performed our successful IUI )-we may have had to wait a little longer, and it may have been a harder road- but God sure has blessed us beyond measure with our sweet girl!!”

A Note From Grandma And Mom
Jordan
My First Actual Positive!

I wanted to share our story for National Infertility Awareness Month. My husband and I began not trying, but not preventing pregnancy back in 2010/2011. We were young, 18 and 19, but we knew we wanted a baby eventually. At 22 and 23, we were informed after two false positive pregnancy tests that I was not going to be able to get pregnant as I suffer from anovulation as well as a (comparatively) mild case of PCOS. Once we took Clomid to assist with ovulation, I still didn’t get pregnant. We ended up having my husband’s sperm count tested and as it turned out, he had a 0 sperm count. There were no living or dead, just a lack of. After long waits and lots of testing, he was diagnosed with CBAVD, meaning he had been born without his vas defrens. His sperm, thankfully healthy inside the testicles, are not able to get out. Through a removal procedure and subsequent medications, he had 6 vials of sperm removed and I had 17 eggs retrieved, four of which turned into viable embryos. We/ got to watch Dr. Payne put two embryos in on January 7th, 2016 and on the 12th, I saw my first actual positive! We had twins but lost one about 8.5 weeks in, though we had a great success having one baby on our first go. Our Maverick is just over 2 1/2 now and we would love to give him a sibling once we can finance a FET! We don’t know how to thank PREG, Dr. Payne, and the entire staff for helping us reach our dream!

My First Actual Positive!
Jessica
I Was Finally Pregnant!

My husband and I started trying for a baby in October 2016. After six months I went to my OBGYN and explained my irregular cycles. We tried 3 rounds of Clomid. One of those rounds resulted in an early miscarriage. After 3 failed rounds we were referred to PREG. Once I was diagnosed with PCOS we began trying femara and a trigger shot. Out of 6 cycles, one lead to a chemical pregnancy. Finally in September 2018 we did IVF and had our egg retrieval. November 2018 we did our first FET and it was not successful. After another test, lining scratch we moved forward with our next FET. That was January 24,2019. On February 5, 2019 I got the call that it worked and I was finally pregnant!! Fast forward to now and we are 12 weeks pregnant and so in love with our sweet baby. The shots, tears and trials were worth it all.

I Was Finally Pregnant!
Meghan
I Finally Saw A Positive!

My name is Megan and my husband Eric and I started our infertility journey with y’all in Columbia with dr McCoy over 2 years ago or so. We had been trying to get pregnant for almost 3 years with no luck. We tried a lot of meds for my husband and I had to have a surgery myself. None of the meds worked for my husband and we were left with the decision to do ivf. We started the ivf journey in April of last year. We were able to retrieve 5 eggs and all fertilized. Unfortunately we lost one embryo but we were able to freeze 4 healthy embryos. We had to wait awhile before transfer. We transferred our first embryo July 3rd 2018. Two weeks later I took a home pregnancy test and after 3 years of staring at negative test I finally saw a positive! On March 15 2019 at 9:24am we welcomed our first daughter Emma lowe. She weighted 8lbs 15oz and was 20 1/2in long. I will forever be thankful for the doctors and nurses at preg! They made this journey a little easier! We loved dr McCoy and we will be back in a few years to hopefully have another miracle baby! My pregnancy with Emma was very healthy and easy! I joke all the time that the hard part was getting her here

I Finally Saw A Positive!
Megan
3 PREG Miracles

We are so blessed to have 3 PREG miracles.

My husband and I tried for 4 years before seeking help from a reproductive endocrinologist. We started seeing Dr. Whitman-Elia when PREG was still Advanced Fertility. We suffer from both male factor infertility and I have PCOS. So we were told that IVF was our highest chance for a successful pregnancy. We did a fresh transfer of a 3 day embryo that was not successful. I was heartbroken but we had 4 embryos frozen. We then moved on to a frozen embryo transfer that was successful and gave us our oldest child Landon, who just turned 5.

We didn’t have any embryos left frozen after that cycle so I went back through a stimulation cycle with retrieval and a freeze all of 7 blastocysts. On March 30, 2016 we did an FET of 2 perfect embryos and one decided to stick around. On November 16, 2016 we welcomed our second boy Cason.

We had 5 embryos left frozen and on June 19, 2018 we transferred another 2 perfect embryos and on February 21, 2019 I gave birth to our beautiful baby girl, Emery Rose. We still have 3 embryos left, so there is a chance we will be back again in a couple years to try again!

We are so thankful for all the doctors and staff at PREG, without them our family would not be possible. My dream job ever since I can remember was being a mommy and because of PREG I am able to live that dream everyday.

3 PREG Miracles
Allison
The Joy That’s Coming

Find your prince charming, get married, have babies, and live happily ever after.”

Thats how easy life of someone in their early 20’s should be right? WRONG! We are one of the 1 in 8 couples who struggle with infertility. There is no words to describe the pain infertility causes, or the stress it puts on not only women but men as well.

Our journey began in 2013 when we got pregnant unplanned. We were both excited..but that excitement was short lived as we endured a miscarriage. 3 years went by and we hadn’t gotten those two pink lines again and each month we were heartbroken. Finally we decided to start out journey at PREG in 2016.

After months of meds,IUI’s, 9hr drives to Ashville we still didnt have our bundle of joy. We were told that I had unexplained infertility and that my husband had low sperm count and motility which was making it really hard to get pregnant and that our best Chance of becoming parents would be through IVF. I just didn’t understand why us?

We learned infertility doesn’t discriminate it can affect anyone no matter their age,weight,or health. We had put off IVF for over a year because we knew the cost of it and there was those heartwrenching questions of “how can we afford this?” What if it doesn’t work?”

Finally in 2017 after losing my daddy we took his advice and took a leap of faith and decided to face infertility head on. We learned that through loans from our bank and programs through PREG our dreams of becoming a mommy and daddy were within reach. I would be lying if I said I didn’t think in the back of my mind “what if we spend this $17,000 and it doesn’t work?” “How will I cope with this failing?”.

After all our test were complete we were told we had a 42% chance of the IVF being successful. This wasn’t a good percentage especially for couples our age but my husband said I’d rather have faith and try then do nothing and never know.

For 2 weeks we drove 9 hours round trip 3 days a week and on Nov 1 one embryo was implanted and 5 embryos were frozen. This was the longest 2 weeks of our lives. 42% success rate replayed in my head over and over.

On November 14th 2017 those two pink lines appeared. Fast forward to July 3,2018 our sweet girl was born. That 42% chance turned into 100% and she is living proof that miracles do happen.

Our journey wasn’t easy but it was so worth it. Many car rides to our appointments I would play this song on klove and it said ” the pain you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming” and those words are so true. Infertility isn’t spoken about or recognized nearly as much as it should be. It’s real just like the pain and trials that come along with it.

The Joy That’s Coming
Breahna
Pregnant with Twins

I am 1 in 8. We already had a beautiful, healthy daughter before beginning our journey with infertility but I suffer from secondary infertility. My husband and I tried to conceive naturally for several months before contacting my OBGYN to inform her that I suspected an issue with fertility. She prescribed me Clomid and I tried many medicated, unsuccessful cycles before being referred to PREG. Through the initial PREG testing, I learned that my left Fallopian tube was closed. I had surgery to remove that tube. I was then prescribed Femara and we tried timed intercourse. Unfortunately, I suffered an ectopic pregnancy in my right Fallopian tube. That ectopic pregnancy caused me to also lose my right Fallopian tube. Losing both of my Fallopian tubes left IVF as our only option to grow our family. We had our FET in November 2018 and a couple weeks later we learned that it was SUCCESSFUL! We transferred 2 embryos and they both took! We are now 25 weeks pregnant with twins and they are very healthy! We can’t wait for July and we are so thankful for all of the staff at PREG and all they did for us! Please, please, please don’t give up! This is a picture of my husband and I during one of my procedures. He was with me every step of the way and was so encouraging! He never let me lose hope!”

Pregnant with Twins
Jeri
We Are So Grateful!

We’re not a success story yet, but I know we are going to be. Next month will mark our 19th month of TTC due to my PCOS, and our 2nd month of treatment through PREG. I have visited both the Asheville and Spartanburg locations, and everyone I’ve encountered has been wonderful, helpful and kind hearted. We know that with the help of PREG and the goodness of the Lord we will soon be blessed with a little one! We are so grateful for the people God has placed there and in our lives through this journey. Thank you PREG!

We Are So Grateful!
Leah
I Can’t Say Thank You Enough

We started coming to PREG Asheville last year in hopes of finally getting our little miracle baby after trying for almost 4 years. After trying one round of IUI we decided to jump right into IVF. We were nervous, anxious, scared and excited at the same time to get this journey started. I’m not going to lie, going through IVF is HARD…physically and emotionally. After my egg retrieval we only had 2 embryos out of 15 that matured and were able to be sent off for genetic testing. I got the call after several days saying only one embryo was normal and ready to be frozen. I was discouraged but very thankful at the same time. I just sat and cried after getting that phone call and hearing that I had a normal little embryo BOY waiting for me! All it takes is one and I’m so very blessed for all the nurses and doctors at PREG. Without you guys, I wouldn’t be holding my sweet little baby boy in my arms. I can’t say thank you enough!

I Can’t Say Thank You Enough
Katie