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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.

Nutrition

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 8th, 2022

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

Support | Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 6th, 2022

As anyone who's been through in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment will tell you...it's no walk in the park! It's an amazing process that results in the birth of thousands of long-awaited babies each year, but it's also physically and emotionally taxing. And while we can't magically take away all the difficult parts of this journey, these practical, comforting gift ideas from an experienced IVF patient will make things just a little bit easier.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Genetic Testing | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 21st, 2022

Christa and Aland always knew they wanted to have two children, but they never expected to have both of them at the same time! Keep reading to hear about their challenging fertility and pregnancy journey, how they ended up with IVF identical twins, and how they managed to stay positive throughout the process. 

Affording Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 16th, 2022

Let’s say you work for a company that offers you insurance. Great! And then you find out there is no fertility coverage under the plan. Not so great. In fact, it's heartbreaking. Especially if you know you’ll be needing fertility treatments in the next year. The thought of not being able to achieve your biggest hopes and dreams because of a lack of insurance coverage is incredibly upsetting. So, what should you do?

Affording Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 9th, 2022

The past few years have been full of ups and downs. Okay, a lot downs, for most of us. And finding out you are in need of fertility treatment in the midst of it all pretty much seems like a final blow.

cancer | Advocacy | Community

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 31st, 2022

Pie: good. Pie for charity? Delicious! Learn how reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Ilana Ressler is helping to raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer while supporting her local community this holiday season. Skip to section: Raising Awareness Through Baking Meet Sharsheret What is Pies for Prevention? How to Order Your Pie More Resources