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

Jill Hickey, RDN

Jill is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has been providing nutrition guidance to children and adults for over 20 years. She currently supports both PCOS and fertility patients at Illume Fertility with her broad experience and unique perspective. Jill is passionate about helping people work towards their healthiest selves by providing evidence-based, sustainable, personalized diet and lifestyle guidance.

Preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
March 4th, 2024

Keto, Whole 30, paleo, cleanses, the Mediterranean diet...we are bombarded by a constant flow of new food fads each year. For fertility patients in particular, this can be stressful. If you're wondering how to find that one "perfect" diet for fertility, this guide is for you.

Preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
February 26th, 2024

Navigating the plethora of prenatal vitamins on the market can be overwhelming. To help simplify the selection process and ensure you're getting the nutrients you need, a nutritionist offers research-backed tips, including what to look for in a prenatal vitamin.

Holidays | Wellness | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
December 18th, 2023

During the holidays, it can be easy to over-indulge in rich family recipes or feel you have to avoid dishes you love in order to be healthy. Here are some easy ways to combat food guilt, trust your body, and practice self-care during this festive season.

Fertility | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
December 11th, 2023

It's officially soup season, and we have some delicious, fertility-friendly recipes for you to try! Whether you enjoy them with family and friends or store them in the freezer for an easy weeknight dinner, these yummy, warming soups are the perfect winter meal.

Health | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
September 14th, 2023

During the college years, it's easy to fall into bad habits, like skipping breakfast when you're late to class and surviving on convenience foods with little nutritive value. But it doesn't have to be that way! Following our PCOS meal plan will help keep you on track and feeling good.

PCOS | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
July 26th, 2023

One of the most challenging parts about managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is learning how to nourish your body in a way that keeps your blood sugar stable and keeps you feeling good. After 20 years as a registered dietitian nutritionist, I've collected a variety of PCOS-friendly snack ideas that are yummy, easy to prepare, and pack a nutritional punch!

TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
March 31st, 2023

At one point or another, most of us have wondered what "magic" food could help us lose weight, improve our mood or boost our energy levels. For fertility patients, the question becomes "What foods will help me get pregnant?" While there aren't any foods that can guarantee conception, incorporating these fertility superfoods can help set you up for success.

Preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
March 17th, 2022

We’ve all heard this advice before: “If you’re trying to conceive, take folic acid.” But why? And what is folic acid? How does it help? Is it different than folate? So. Many. Questions.