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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.

Cancer | Advocacy | Community

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 4th, 2023

Pie: good. Pie for charity? Delicious! Learn how Dr. Ilana Ressler is helping raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer while supporting the Westchester community this holiday season. Skip to section: Raising Awareness Through Baking Taking Action in a Tangible Way Get to Know Sharsheret Supporting the Jewish Community What is Pies for Prevention? How to Order Your Pie

IVF | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Tnori Shelton
November 10th, 2023

While fertility treatments like IVF are an amazing pathway to parenthood for many people, it’s no secret that they are also expensive - and many insurance plans won't cover all the costs. Many hopeful parents are left wondering how to pay for IVF without insurance coverage.

Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 3rd, 2023

The definition of infertility has long been outdated, leading to the exclusion of millions of hopeful parents. Now, reproductive health experts are seeking to change that with a new, more inclusive definition that will impact who is able to access family-building assistance.

Infertility Awareness | Advocacy

By: Ilana Ressler, MD, FACOG
October 27th, 2023

Rebecca* is a wife, a mother, and a practicing Orthodox Jew. She is also among the 11 percent of women in the United States who have experienced infertility.

PCOS | Advocacy | Mental Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
September 18th, 2023

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often runs in families, with up to 70 percent of the daughters of women with PCOS also developing it. This is the story of a mother with PCOS who ended up having three children with the same condition - and how they handled it.

Advocacy | Community

By: Sierra Dehmler
August 29th, 2023

After decades of advocacy work in the fertility and family-building space, Illume Fertility's Patient Advocate Lisa Rosenthal is being recognized with a prestigious RESOLVE Hope Award.

PCOS | Support | Advocacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 5th, 2023

While being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and navigating its symptoms can feel isolating at times, we’re here to reassure you that you're not alone. In fact, 1 in 10 people born with ovaries have PCOS! And some of those people are celebrities with PCOS who have spoken out about their experience to shine a light on this complex condition.

National Infertility Awareness Week | Advocacy | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 2nd, 2023

According to newly released data from the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 6 people globally now experience infertility, meaning millions of individuals and couples all over the world are struggling to grow their families. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, seven Illume Fertility patients opened up to share their own stories.