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Sierra Dehmler

Sierra Dehmler is Illume Fertility’s Content Marketing Manager. She has a background in marketing, content creation, production, and writing, and a passion for helping families.

Fertility Treatment | IUI | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 13th, 2022

Discovering you need the help of a fertility specialist to successfully conceive can be overwhelming to anyone - but throw in a global pandemic and the experience becomes even more stressful. Illume Fertility patient Alicia shares her and her husband's journey through four IUI cycles while navigating some unexpected challenges.

News | Support | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 10th, 2022

Along with our new name, we're excited to introduce you to our new website! We've redesigned the site to be more accessible, convenient and user-friendly, so you can easily find all the information you need to help you navigate your fertility journey. Let's take a virtual tour together!

National Infertility Awareness Week | Advocacy | Community | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 29th, 2022

As awareness around infertility and fertility treatment grows, many people are becoming more familiar with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). But what about all the other ways to make a family? While IVF is a great pathway to parenthood for many parents, it's not the only one!

Lab Procedures | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 25th, 2022

The world of embryology is both fascinating and mind-boggling, leaving many fertility patients with lots of questions. In this blog, we celebrate the important, life-changing work our embryologists do each day to make amazing things like IVF and cryopreservation possible, and answer your top five embryology questions! Skip to a section: What is an embryologist? My embryo was abnormal, why did you freeze it? How do you grade embryos?  How long does it take for samples to be transferred? How long do frozen embryos last? Embryology storage questions More IVF Resources


By: Sierra Dehmler
April 22nd, 2022

The highly personal journey to parenthood looks different for everyone. And sometimes, that pathway involves a fertility clinic. After choosing the fertility clinic that is right for you, you and your team will sit down together and devise a plan. At Illume Fertility, we feel it is our job is to help you navigate your options and collectively determine the best plan to achieve your personal family goals. One of the ways in which we can help you build a family is through surrogacy. We’ve helped many people reach their dreams of parenthood that way, and while it might not be how you envisioned having a child (let’s face it – using a fertility clinic at all is not how you anticipated any of this going!), it is a wonderful option for many people.

LGBTQ+ Family Building

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 5th, 2022

For the sixth year in a row, we are happy to announce that Illume Fertility, formerly RMA of Connecticut, has earned the "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation from the HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index! As a practice that is dedicated to providing inclusive fertility and family-building care for all, we are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign for yet another year.