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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.

Cynthia Murdock, MD

Dr. Cynthia Murdock is a staff physician and a fertility specialist at Illume Fertility. She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Egg Retrieval

By: Cynthia Murdock, MD
June 20th, 2023

You're finally ready to take the next big step on your IVF journey: egg retrieval and embryo creation! This is an exciting stage, but can also feel disheartening, as you receive daily reports of your dwindling egg or embryo count. Is this normal? And what is IVF attrition rate?

News | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Reproductive Health | Advocacy

By: Cynthia Murdock, MD
July 1st, 2022

In the aftermath of the United States' Supreme Court ruling on June 24, 2022, many questions have been raised about reproductive rights and the impact of this decision on fertility treatment. As a fertility doctor, I echo my patients' concerns and want to offer some clarity. Let's talk about what we do (and don't) know regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade and its implications for fertility and family-building care like IVF.