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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.

Fertility Treatment | Advocacy | Choosing a Clinic

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
January 8th, 2024

How do I choose the best fertility clinic for me? Which factors should I pay attention to as I evaluate my options? Here are the most important aspects of a fertility practice and how they relate to your journey to parenthood.

Fertility Treatment | Egg Retrieval | Choosing a Clinic | Fertility Surgeries

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
September 22nd, 2023

As you prepare for your IVF egg retrieval, you may be wondering: What kind of sedation or anesthesia will be used for my egg retrieval? What measures are in place to ensure I remain comfortable? Get answers to all these questions and more, straight from an experienced surgeon at a fertility clinic.

PCOS | Reproductive Health | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 1st, 2023

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can be a life-altering diagnosis with symptoms that are difficult to manage - especially without proper guidance. For the up to 15% of women who struggle with the condition, finding the right support can spell the difference between surviving and thriving with PCOS.

Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 15th, 2023

When it comes to choosing a fertility clinic, only you can decide what works best for your goals, personality, and lifestyle. One of the most important decisions you'll make is whether to choose a multi-provider practice or a single-provider practice. Let's explore the pros and cons of each so you can make this decision with confidence.

Infertility | Fertility Treatment | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 10th, 2023

So, you’ve booked your first fertility consultation. Congratulations! This is one of the toughest hurdles in the whole journey. Committing yourself to this process is a great feat, and you should be proud of yourself for taking this important step.

Reproductive Endocrinologist | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 5th, 2023

Illume Fertility is led by a group of eight top fertility doctors that are experts in infertility and reproductive endocrinology. Board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology, our physician team treats a wide variety of issues to help patients achieve their fertility and family-building goals.

Our Doctors | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 6th, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director and Partner in Reproductive Endocrinology at Illume Fertility, has received Crain’s Notable Healthcare Leaders Award. Prestigious honorees are notable for their consummate leadership, pioneering accomplishments and ability to adjust to crises.

Reproductive Endocrinologist | Fertility Treatment | Our Doctors | Fertility Testing | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 10th, 2022

People often use the terms “reproductive endocrinologist” and “fertility specialist” interchangeably, and it makes sense why many use the latter term so frequently – “fertility specialist” is much easier to rattle off in a conversation than “reproductive endocrinologist.” Unfortunately, though, these two terms are not one and the same and carry major differences that you should be aware of.