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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.

Sierra Dehmler

Sierra Dehmler is Illume Fertility’s Content Marketing Manager - and also a fertility patient herself. Combining empathy gained on her personal journey with her professional experience in marketing and content creation, she aims to empower and support other fertility patients by demystifying the fertility treatment process.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 22nd, 2024

According to a study published in Contraceptive and Reproductive Medicine, 15% of white women between ages 25 and 44 seek treatment for infertility, but only 8% of Black women in the same age range seek the help they need to grow their families. In the following story, Shiraine shares her journey to parenthood and opens up about why infertility is so difficult for many in the Black community to talk about.

Endometriosis | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 21st, 2024

When high school sweethearts Nicole and Steven decided they were ready to grow their family, they never anticipated needing the help of fertility treatment. But once they began trying to conceive, they discovered some some surprising roadblocks.

News | Our Doctors

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 20th, 2024

We are happy to share that Illume Fertility's physicians have been honored as 2024 Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, continuing a long history of the annual recognition.

Wellness | Fertility Treatment | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 19th, 2024

Finding ways to stay connected with loved ones while navigating the stress of fertility treatment can be incredibly difficult - but here's why making the effort is so important.

Donor Conception | Egg Donor | Advocacy | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 16th, 2024

All too often, Black women experiencing infertility who need the help of an egg or sperm donor soon face another barrier to building their family - a lack of diversity in available donors. A three-time egg donor shares her experience in the hopes that it encourages other women of color to consider donating too.

IVF | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 15th, 2024

Even with 1 in 6 couples facing infertility, many insurance providers exclude or limit coverage for this treatable condition - meaning many people don't even get the chance to start their family. Organizations like the Nest Egg Foundation are stepping up to help.

Fertility Basics | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 12th, 2024

When you're having trouble getting pregnant, one of the first steps towards family-building success is fertility testing. Explore six reasons why these diagnostic tests are so important, and how they can help you achieve your goal of a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Wellness | Support | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 31st, 2023

After you come to terms with the fact that the path to parenthood is going to be more complex, you’re faced with another challenge – absorbing lots of new information and working with a team of people to help make your dream come true. Learn how Illume's unique approach to patient care helps you achieve your goals with layered support.