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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.

Advocacy | Choosing a Clinic

By: Lisa Rosenthal
June 28th, 2024

Finding a fertility clinic can be a challenging endeavor, and no one wants to do it twice. But when you're feeling unheard, concerned about the care you're receiving, or starting to doubt your doctor's guidance, the thought creeps in - is it time to move on to a different practice?

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | IVF | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 15th, 2024

The process of expanding your family through surrogacy can be complex and overwhelming, with many layers of medical, legal, financial, and logistical challenges to navigate. Learn why it's so important to work with both a fertility clinic and a surrogacy agency, how they differ, and ways to find the perfect match of professionals for your personal journey.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | IVF | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 21st, 2024

When you discover you may need a little help to have a baby, you place all of your trust and hope in your fertility clinic team. But when that practice isn't offering the support and care you expected, it can be difficult to know where to turn. One IVF mom shares her experience switching clinics, and how she knew she'd finally found the right provider.

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.