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Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sarah Waters
January 4th, 2023

When you begin your family building journey, one of the first orders of business is a comprehensive fertility workup. Bloodwork, hysterosalpingogram, saline sonogram...the list goes on. These assessments are vital to help your fertility specialist get the most accurate picture of what you might need to achieve fertility treatment success. 

Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Dr. Laura Meyer
December 28th, 2022

If you’ve spent the past year trying to conceive without success, the prospect of a brand new year may bring renewed hope and determination. It might also bring up difficult emotions as you've had to navigate another holiday season without a baby in your arms.  No matter which end of the spectrum you’re on right now, here are some simple steps you can take to maximize your chances of success with fertility treatment in 2023.

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cancer | Fertility Preservation | Egg Freezing | Fertility Testing

By: Dr. Laura Meyer
October 18th, 2022

Cancer touches the lives of almost all Americans. Up to 40% of people will at some point face a cancer diagnosis, and we can all see and feel its effects in our families and across our communities. When you're facing cancer but still dream of having children in the future, what are your options? Let's explore them together.

Infertility | Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
August 24th, 2022

When you enter the world of infertility, you're forced to learn an entirely new language in order to understand your results, advocate for yourself, and communicate with your team. But getting all this new terminology under your belt can be confusing! Let's explore the most common fertility acronyms and terms so you can feel more empowered on your journey.

Genetic Testing | Fertility Testing

By: Anthony Porto
June 23rd, 2022

What is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and how does it work? What are the risks and benefits? How much does it cost? Can it help me have a healthier baby? Does PGT reduce the risk of miscarriage? As a genetic counselor at Illume Fertility, my role is to help patients get answers questions like these so they can better understand genetic testing and the information it provides. Let's dive into the world of genetics together to learn more!

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.