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Did you know April is National Infertility Awareness Month?

One in eight couples suffers through the pain of infertility, often in silence.  RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, is an advocacy group for individuals living with infertility.  This year’s campaign is #start asking to encourage an increased dialogue about this disease that affects so many. Here at PREG, we want to make a difference and [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS)

PREG stays on the forefront of ART advancement by offering complete Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) to all patients. As South Carolina’s leader in IVF success rates (www.sart.org), PREG utilizes the technique of Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) to screen all 23 pairs of chromosomes found within an embryo. By eliminating embryos with genetic aneuploidy prior to [...]

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Frozen Embryo Transfer-Our Rising Star in Fertility Treatment

At Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG), we are excited to report that we are now able to help more couples  achieve their dreams of getting pregnant.  In the past, frozen embryo transfers were much less successful than In Vitro Fertilization, but with the latest technology available to cryopreserve embryos, we are happy to report that [...]

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