Are you ready?! The time is finally here to start your IVF journey and the path to becoming a parent. While it is very exciting, all the planning, appointments, injections and medications can feel pretty overwhelming. It's only natural to want to do everything just right in the hopes of giving yourself the best shot at IVF success!
Dealing with infertility is a challenge, to say the least. Once you come to terms with the fact that the path to your end goal (a baby) is going to be more complex, you’re faced with another challenge – absorbing lots of new information and working with a full team of people to help make your dream come true.
In the aftermath of the United States' Supreme Court ruling on June 24, 2022, many questions have been raised about reproductive rights and the impact of this decision on fertility treatment. As a fertility doctor, I echo my patients' concerns and want to offer some clarity. Let's talk about what we do (and don't) know regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade and its implications for fertility and family-building care like IVF.
What is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and how does it work? What are the risks and benefits? How much does it cost? Can it help me have a healthier baby? Does PGT reduce the risk of miscarriage? As a genetic counselor at Illume Fertility, my role is to help patients get answers questions like these so they can better understand genetic testing and the information it provides. Let's dive into the world of genetics together to learn more!
After receiving some shocking news on their fertility journey, Alyson and her husband were advised to move straight to IVF treatment - something they never expected to hear. This is the story of what happened next and everything they learned on the way to meeting their baby girl, Emmy.
Father’s Day can be an exceptionally tough day for men who are still trying to conceive or experiencing infertility. Similar to how Mother’s Day affects women, hopeful fathers may find this holiday very difficult to navigate. As a partner, how can you show your love and support around Father's Day? Keep reading for some helpful ideas.