Fertility News

November 2018

INVOcell Enables Same-Sex Couple to Both Physically Participate in the Pregnancy and Birth of Their Child

MEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - INVO Bioscience, Inc. (OTC: IVOB), a medical device company granted FDA clearance for the first Intravaginal Culture System, INVOcell™, today announced a successful pregnancy where both partners of a same-sex couple were able to carry the baby in separate phases of the pregnancy - from the fertilization of the egg and development of the embryo to the birth of the child.

Read the full story here by invobioscience.com

 

October 2018

Why Are So Many Black Women Suffering Through Infertility In Silence?

Infertility affects at least 12 percent of all women up to the age of 44, and studies suggest Black women may be almost twice as likely to experience infertility as white women.

Yet only about 8 percent of Black women between the ages of 25 and 44 seek medical help to get pregnant, compared to 15 percent of white women.

To better understand what’s driving the disparity between the number of Black women suffering from infertility and those pursuing treatment, WomensHealthMag.com and OprahMag.com teamed up with the Black Women’s Health Imperative and Celmatix, a startup bringing personalized medicine to women's reproductive health and fertility, to survey more than 1,000 women of multiple races about their fertility.

Read the full story here by www.womenshealthmag.com

 

October 2018

PREG is proud to Introduce ‘The Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group IVF Refund Program!’”

Powered by Univfy, this program is to help increase your chances of success and make IVF more affordable. IVF is one of the most effective fertility treatments available today. That's why many patients like you are considering it. But the high costs of IVF and often uncertain outcomes may keep you from trying. is proud to offer to help you choose IVF in a way that saves both precious time and money in your fertility journey, while improving your chances to have a baby.

October 2018

Why Kyle and Samantha Busch are opening up about second IVF treatment

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha have been incredibly open over the last few years about their struggles with infertility.

They went through in vitro fertilization (IVF) to help them conceive their son, Brexton, who turned three in May, and they announced Tuesday on Twitter that they're ready to do it again to try and have another baby.

Read the full story here by usatoday.com

 

September 2018

Why Mrs. North Carolina 2018 is sharing her deepest secret with the public

When people used to ask Mrs. North Carolina Nichelle Sublett why she hadn’t had children yet, she would force a smile and lie. She thought her infertility story was shameful, embarrassing, difficult. Being unable to get pregnant made her feel like she was a failure at motherhood, at being a wife, she said.

Read the full story here by charlottefive.com

 

September 2018

Pregnant Carrie Underwood Reveals She Suffered 3 Miscarriages in Last 2 Years: 'I Got Mad'

Carrie Underwood has revealed that she suffered from three miscarriages in the last two years.

The “Cry Pretty” singer — who shares son Isaiah, 3, with hockey player husband Mike Fisher, 38, and has a baby on the way — opened up about her challenging fertility struggles in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning, saying she experienced the first miscarriage last year.

Read the full story here by people.com

 

September 2018

8 Celebrities With PCOS Who Are Powerful AF Despite Their Struggles

Happy PCOS Awareness Month, everyone! While it's always important to stay informed when it comes to your reproductive health, this month provides a special opportunity to learn a thing or two more about polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), the most common hormonal disorder there is, affecting about 10 million women in the world. If you're personally coping with PCOS, always remember that you are not alone. In fact, even some major celebrities with PCOS have used their platform to speak out about their struggles (and triumphs!) with the disorder, and cultivate awareness in our society. . .

Read the full story here by elitedaily.com

 

July, 2018

Delaware Joins States Requiring Coverage of IVF and Fertility Preservation

View the full Bulletin by ASRM here

 

May 2018

PREG was happy to raise money during NIAW to help couples struggling to build their families!

For more information on how you can help with this movement, please visit: www.resolve.org 

Our Administrator and CFO, Faith Ripley and our Founder/Medical and Laboratory Director, Dr. John Nichols are pictured here.

 

 

 

April 2018

'I felt very alone': One campaign aims to end the silence around infertility

When Angelica Nassar unexpectedly became pregnant at 29, she felt thrilled. She always dreamed of having a family even though she spent most of her 20s focused on her career. But then she miscarried. And, suddenly, having a baby seemed harder than she imagined.

"It really opened our eyes," Nassar, 40, of Houston, told TODAY. "I never thought I would be one of those people who would have trouble." . . .

Read the full story by TODAY.com

 

March 2018

Congress Approves FY18 Budget; Extends IVF Services for Wounded Veterans

After running on a series of temporary extensions, the federal government finally has an operating budget for fiscal year 2018. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a 2,200+ page bill to fund the government through September; the Senate followed suit this morning. Despite the early morning veto threat, President Trump signed the measure into law moments ago. . .

Read the full story by ASRM News

 

February, 2018

PREG is proud to announce that we are now partnered with CapexMD to offer yet another option for financing your IVF treatment and medications!

They are able to customize loan programs with highly competitive rates that include a variety of loan types. Check out their brochure!

 

December 2017

Louise Brown Visits with Dr. Richard Paulson and 200 Guests

On the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking medical procedures that would lead to her birth and during ASRM's 2017 Scientific Congress and Expo, the first IVF baby, Louise Brown. . .

Read the full story by ASRM News

 

November 20, 2017

Ryan Miller, MS, Clinical Embryologist at PREG won the Young Investigator Award and presented his research at a meeting in New York City last weekend.

 

 

 

November 14, 2017

Dr. Travis McCoy Speaks to AAGL Global Conference

We are proud to have our very own, Dr. Travis McCoy, speaking to the AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery this week in California! 

Dr. McCoy has extensive surgical expertise in advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. These include microsurgical techniques. He has served as a regional referral surgeon for patients with severe endometriosis, uterovaginal anomalies, and complex uterine fibroid cases. In addition, he has performed over 600 da Vinci Robotic Laparoscopic surgeries! 

We are thankful to have Dr. McCoy on our team here at PREG! #TeamPREG #AAGL2017 #pregonline 

https://www.aagl.org/

November 2017

November is the month to reflect on all that we are thankful for and we want to thank all of our amazing patients for the support and love you have shown to all of us at PREG this year!

We now have 6 providers, 4 locations, over 50 employees and nearly 300 PREG Miracles born or on the way soon!! We are so blessed and grateful to be a part of helping make dreams come true for so many families. We can't think of anything more rewarding. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts! #TeamPREG #pregmiracles #preggreenville #pregspartanburg #pregasheville #pregcolumbia #thankful #pregonline


 

August 2017

PREG Welcomes Edward D. Tarnawa, MD

Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) is proud to welcome, Dr. Tarnawa to our practice!

Dr. Tarnawa is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist, who is a native Texan and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he finished first in his class and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society.

His professional specialties include in vitro fertilization, recurrent pregnancy loss, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, male factor infertility, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, fertility preservation, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

Now accepting new patients, Dr. Tarnawa is eager to serve the fertility needs of patients in The Midlands!

 

July 2017

PREG is proud to introduce The Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group IVF Refund Program!

Powered by Univfy, this program is to help increase your chances of success and make IVF more affordable. IVF is one of the most effective fertility treatments available today. That's why many patients like you are considering it. But the high costs of IVF and often uncertain outcomes may keep you from trying. is proud to offer to help you choose IVF in a way that saves both precious time and money in your fertility journey, while improving your chances to have a baby.

 

 

 

 

June 2017

Talk Magazine visits PREG

 

April 2017

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Travis McCoy for being a published author and editor!

We are so proud of him for sharing his knowledge and expertise to help train other doctors.

     

     

    • Operative techniques in Gynecological Surgery: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
    • Associate Editor and author of 9 chapters, and 6 surgical videos.
    • OB/GYN Secrets, 4th ed. Section editor and author of 6 chapters.

    Click here to read the full article and learn more about PREG's commitment to those fighting for our safety and freedom. PREG strives to be at the forefront of all things fertility.  Be sure to check our page often to see our current projects and campaigns, as well as to keep up with the latest developments in infertility.  We have expert bloggers providing clarity on some of the questions or concerns you may have on your mind and some pretty candid insights on topics that may make you blush!  Check out our Blog!

    Also, please don't miss PREG Gives Back!  PREG cares deeply about our patients and their families.  We are constantly seeking new ways to contribute to our community, and we hope you will find inspiration in some of these foundations, causes and stories.

    Stay up to date on events and happenings at PREG with our monthly newsletters here!

    And don't miss PREG's own  Dr. John Payne, the "Preferred Provider" for the military in South Carolina.  He discusses the unique benefits PREG offers to our service men and women in the January 2016 issue of "Upstate Parent" magazine.

    Click here to read the full article and learn more about PREG's commitment to those fighting for our safety and freedom.  

     

    Dr. John Nichols Discusses Male Infertility on WACH Fox News

    When the Timmermans were not able to conceive naturally, they turned to PREG to help them realize their dream of becoming parents.

    Dr. John Nichols is featured on WACH Fox news, explaining male infertility and the treatment that was able to give the Timmermans their Miracle!  

    Watch the moving video here!  

     

    Dr. John Payne in 'Upstate Parent'

    PREG's own Dr. John Payne is featured in the January 2016 issue of  "Upstate Parent." Dr. Payne discusses the unique benefits that PREG can offer our military service men and women as the "Preferred Provider" for Tricare patients.  PREG is also the only clinic in South Carolina to partner with EMD Serono for the Compassionate Corp program, in addition to the Service to Veterans program discussed in the article.  

    Click here to read the full article and learn more about PREG's commitment to those fighting for our safety and freedom.