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Fertility Blog by Illume Fertility

Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

Christina Dias, RN, BSN

Christina Dias, RN, BSN joined the team at Illume Fertility in 2004. She currently serves as our Director of Nursing, overseeing our clinical care teams. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Sacred Heart University.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
August 22nd, 2023

Navigating the complexities of IVF isn't easy, and the abundance of information you need to absorb might leave you feeling overwhelmed. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore how long the IVF process takes and what you need to know - every step of the way.

Infertility | Women's Health

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
July 7th, 2023

Understanding the menstrual cycle is an essential part any fertility journey, especially for those planning for pregnancy. Knowing when you’re ovulating can help optimize your chances of conception. But what if you have irregular periods? Does cycle irregularity equal infertility?

IVF | Embryo Transfer

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
February 8th, 2023

Fertility treatment can be a long, challenging process with unexpected roadblocks. Knowing what to expect at your IVF embryo transfer can help alleviate any concerns and allow you to approach this big milestone feeling more empowered.

Fertility Basics | Fertility Testing

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
June 9th, 2021

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.