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Fertility Blog

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.

Jamie Dobos, RN

Jamie Dobos is a registered nurse who joined Illume Fertility's Nursing Team in 2021. Her favorite part about her position is being able to use her personal and professional experience with fertility treatment to guide other patients through the most important milestones on their journey.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Diabetes | Fertility Basics

By: Jamie Dobos, RN
September 27th, 2023

What is PCOS? o Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic and endocrine condition that causes hormonal imbalances in women and girls of reproductive age. Hormonal imbalances prevent ovulation and the release of an egg to meet the sperm, often resulting in fertility issues. Wondering if your irregular cycles or struggles to conceive might be caused by PCOS? Take our short PCOS symptoms quiz for a quick assessment and learn what to do next.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Fertility Testing | Fertility Surgeries

By: Jamie Dobos, RN
March 14th, 2023

Making the decision to begin fertility treatment is a big step for any hopeful parent. Now that you've decided to move forward with in vitro fertilization (IVF), what happens next? Let's walk through what to expect as you prepare for your IVF cycle, including which fertility tests and procedures you may undergo and why proper preparation for IVF is so essential.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Egg Retrieval

By: Jamie Dobos, RN
March 9th, 2023

As a nurse at Illume Fertility who has also been a patient here, I know how daunting fertility treatment can be. One of the big milestones in IVF is egg retrieval day - let's talk about what to expect before, during, and after your procedure so you feel as prepared as possible!