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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.

Acupuncture | PCOS | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Embryo Transfer

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
February 8th, 2023

I don’t wish infertility on anyone, but experiencing an embryo transfer is truly something special. This is my real, unfiltered perspective on this huge milestone in the IVF process - from start to finish.

Acupuncture | Wellness

By: Dr. Amy Matton, DACM, L.Ac
January 25th, 2023

Considering acupuncture on your fertility journey? Learn how acupuncture helps increase IVF success rates, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve overall wellness - straight from an expert acupuncturist. In this article: Fertility, Acupuncture & Success Rates How does acupuncture help fertility? When is the best time to get acupuncture for fertility? How often should I receive acupuncture treatment? What happens in a typical acupuncture session? Does acupuncture hurt? Real Patients Share Acupuncture Experiences How to Book an Acupuncture Appointment

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.

Acupuncture

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.