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Christina Dias, Director of Nursing

Christina works as the Director of Nursing at Illume Fertility, starting at the company in 2004. She graduated from Sacred Heart University, BSN and has five years experience in the ER setting.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Christina Dias, Director of Nursing
August 12th, 2021

You’ve made the decision to seek the help of a fertility specialist – which is a huge step towards achieving your family-building goals.  At this point, you are likely eager to get the process started, leading you to wonder: how long does the IVF process REALLY take from start to finish? As Illume Fertility's Director of Nursing with many years of fertility nursing experience, I'm here to break it all down for you and - hopefully - make it a little less intimidating.

Fertility Basics | Fertility Testing

Navigating the world of fertility testing isn’t easy. Trying to remember all of the medical terminology can bring you back to high school science class (and no one wants to go that far back). As a fertility nurse with more than 15 years of experience, I find myself answering a few key questions more often than others.

IVF

By: Christina Dias, Director of Nursing
February 19th, 2020

IVF can be a long, challenging process with unexpected roadblocks. 

Infertility | Women's Health

Ah, the menstrual cycle. One of nature’s most misunderstood phenomena. But it doesn’t have to be! Irregular periods and infertility are often topics we don’t wish to talk or think about, but as long as you know the facts and your options, your goals will be much more manageable.