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Acupuncture | PCOS | Pregnancy Loss | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Katie Cacchiani
December 14th, 2021

This is Part 1 of our Katie's Story series. Read Part 2 and Part 3. After coming to terms with the fact that my husband and I likely wouldn't be able to conceive on our own, we decided to seek out the help of a fertility specialist. What followed was a long journey through fertility testing, procedures, multiple pregnancy losses, three rounds of IVF, and finally meeting our rainbow baby girl.  Skip to a specific section: The First Step: Fertility Testing Understanding the World of Fertility Our First IVF Cycle Trying Again: Our Second Embryo Transfer Experiencing a New Kind of Loss Getting More Answers with an ERA Cycle Giving It One More Try: Our Third Transfer Overcoming Loss & Grief A High-Risk Pregnancy & The Greatest Reward Preview: The Journey to Baby #2 More IVF Resources

Acupuncture | IVF

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
October 21st, 2020

It's true! Laser Acupuncture can increase implantation success rates by up to 15% when administered just before and immediately after an embryo transfer. Jump down in the article for acupuncture FAQs and all the study details straight from Illume Fertility's expert acupuncturists.


By: Dr. Amy Matton DACM, L.Ac
May 14th, 2020

Assisted Reproductive Medicine is at the forefront of modern medical science. Over 8 million babies have been born via In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) since its first success in 1978. In recent years, embryo screening and genetic evaluations have drastically improved over the past decade, causing implantation rates to soar. Generally speaking, IVF has an overall success rate of nearly 30%, and success rates jump to about 40% for women under 35. So, what does this all have to do with acupuncture? And why does acupuncture, a practice that started in China thousands of years ago, deserve a place at the family-building table? Let’s find out.

Acupuncture | PCOS | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories | Embryo Transfer

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
February 19th, 2020

I don’t wish infertility on anyone, but to experience this procedure was something special.


By: Illume Fertility Care Team
February 5th, 2020

Here at RMA of Connecticut, our staff strives to provide patients with the best care possible. One way we do that is by setting personal, higher-educational goals, so that we can be the most up-to-date, skilled providers we can be.

Infertility | Fertility | Acupuncture | Wellness | Support | Fertility Treatment

By: Dr. Amy Matton DACM, L.Ac
August 24th, 2018

The seasons in our lives closely mirror those in the physical world. Each of us begin as babies, then children, then move into teenage years and then, after a time as young adults, we typically look at parenthood and family building.