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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.

PCOS | IVF | Single Mom By Choice | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 19th, 2024

Choosing to become a parent is a big decision. Choosing to pursue single parenthood adds even more responsibility and complexity - but can also be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. In this story, single mom Kaitlyn describes her journey to becoming a single mom by choice.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 9th, 2024

There are many important decisions to make on your journey to parenthood. But for gay dads-to-be embarking on the surrogacy process, one of the first big questions to answer is "Whose sperm are we going to use?"

Fertility Treatment | IVF | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 27th, 2024

Christa and Aland always knew they wanted to have two children, but they never expected to have both of them at the same time! They share their challenging fertility journey, how they ended up with identical twins through IVF, and what it's like to be parents to twin girls.

Pregnancy Loss | Endometriosis | IVF | Fertility Testing | Secondary Infertility

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 14th, 2024

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby...or so the story goes. For many couples who struggle with infertility, the road to parenthood isn't quite that simple. Katie, a mom through IVF, shares her difficult journey and how she and her husband navigated it all.

Infertility | Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 12th, 2024

When you enter the fertility world, you're forced to learn an entirely new language in order to understand your results, advocate for yourself, and communicate with your team. While it's an important part of the process, it can also feel daunting. Here's a crash course to help you feel more empowered.

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.