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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.

Dr. Spencer Richlin

Dr. Spencer Richlin is Surgical Director and a Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Illume Fertility. In addition, he is Division Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology at Norwalk Hospital. Dr. Richlin is Board Certified in both Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics / Gynecology. Dr. Richlin has been with Illume Fertility since 2004.

Unexplained Infertility | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Dr. Spencer Richlin
April 17th, 2023

We all want answers, and being told you have "unexplained infertility" can feel defeating. The good news? According to a study from the National Institutes of Health, 92% of couples with unexplained infertility who had fertility treatment ultimately had a child. So while this diagnosis may be frustrating, the odds are still in your favor that you'll become a parent!

cancer | Fertility Preservation | Men's Health | Mental Health

By: Dr. Spencer Richlin
November 17th, 2022

During the month of November, you may see some men growing out beards and mustaches in support of “Movember.” But what is Movember, and what exactly are we raising awareness for? Let's talk about it!

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Fertility Treatment | IVF | INVOcell

By: Dr. Spencer Richlin
August 5th, 2021

INVOcell is an excellent new option for patients who are looking for an alternative to traditional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Here at Illume Fertility, we've been hard at work preparing to launch INVOcell for over a year, and we're finally ready to start offering this treatment to our patients. Our entire team is thrilled to have another amazing tool in our fertility treatment toolbox. So what exactly is INVOcell? Let's dive in.