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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 Testing

By: Arisbel Redvil, Medical Assistant
August 18th, 2023

Before you begin fertility treatment, your doctor needs to uncover any potential roadblocks. One of the ways they do this is by performing a diagnostic cycle, which includes a short test called a saline sonogram (also known as a sonohysterogram, or SHG).

Male Infertility | Men's Health | Fertility Testing

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
June 28th, 2023

With home fertility testing kits becoming increasingly popular, it is important to understand their benefits and limitations. Here's when to opt for an at-home sperm test and when you should reach out to a fertility expert for a full semen analysis.

Unexplained Infertility | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
April 17th, 2023

We all want answers, and being told you have "unexplained infertility" can feel defeating. The good news? According to a study from the National Institutes of Health, 92% of couples with unexplained infertility who had fertility treatment ultimately had a child. So while this diagnosis may be frustrating, the odds are still in your favor that you'll become a parent!

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Fertility Testing | Fertility Surgeries

By: Jamie Dobos, RN
March 14th, 2023

Making the decision to begin fertility treatment is a big step for any hopeful parent. Now that you've decided to move forward with in vitro fertilization (IVF), what happens next? Let's walk through what to expect as you prepare for your IVF cycle, including which fertility tests and procedures you may undergo and why proper preparation for IVF is so essential.

Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sarah Waters, RN/WHNP
February 21st, 2023

One of the first steps on any family-building journey is a comprehensive fertility workup. This assessment includes blood work and other tests performed at various points in your menstrual cycle. Day 21 fertility testing is an essential part of evaluating your hormone levels and ensuring your body is prepared for a healthy pregnancy. Let's explore why!

Genetic Testing | Fertility Testing | Genetics

By: Anthony Porto, M.S., LCGC
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? This guide, written by a genetic counselor, answers all these questions and 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.

Cancer | Men's Health | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 19th, 2021

When it comes to the language of fertility, we have to admit – a lot of the lingo tends to favor the ladies’ side of the equation. From AMH levels, to basal body temperature, to cycles, moms-to-be have a whole list of ABCs to learn as they go through treatment.