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Kirsten Hennigan

Kirsten has been a nurse for 18 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Cornell University in 1999 and went on to earn both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Her entire nursing career has been in women’s health, first as a nurse practitioner in general gynecology in Philadelphia. She moved to London in 2006 and worked as a fertility nurse on Harley Street. After a move to Tokyo and a short stint as a nurse practitioner in Manhattan, she landed at Illume Fertility in 2014. Kirsten’s favorite part of working at Illume is helping patients gain trust in us and watching their transition from feeling broken to feeling empowered with options. She feels very privileged to play a part in that transition. The most shocking fact about Kirsten is that she doesn’t watch television. She hears all about different shows during morning monitoring but has never seen a single episode!

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Kirsten Hennigan
May 24th, 2022

We recognize how stressful it can be to A) need fertility treatment to conceive, and B) have to undergo an IVF cycle. While we can’t take the stress away completely, we can give you the tools and information that you need to tackle this journey with a clear head, a sound plan, and the comfort of knowing you have a supportive team rooting for you.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | egg retrieval

By: Kirsten Hennigan
February 11th, 2022

Congrats! You’ve made it to your egg retrieval! This is a huge deal and you should be so proud of all you have accomplished to this point. Between all the scheduling, frequent monitoring, injections and other medications, you’ve finally made it to your big day!