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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 | IVF | IUI

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 10th, 2024

For millions struggling with infertility, fertility treatment offers hope. However, evaluating your options can be overwhelming and confusing. This in-depth IUI vs. IVF guide breaks down the differences between the two treatment pathways to empower your decision-making process.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Egg Retrieval

By: Cynthia Murdock, MD
May 30th, 2024

You're finally ready to take the next big step on your IVF journey: egg retrieval and embryo creation. This is an exciting stage, but can also feel disheartening as you receive daily reports of your dwindling egg or embryo count. Is this normal? And what is IVF attrition rate?

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 17th, 2024

Starting a family isn’t always easy, especially if you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re going through this journey solo or planning to have a child with a same-sex partner, knowing what to expect is key to achieving your family-building goals.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | Surrogacy | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 7th, 2024

Did you know that Illume Fertility has a dedicated resource hub created just for LGBTQ+ patients called Gay Parents To Be? Learn what Gay Parents To Be offers, its special connection to our Medical Director, Dr. Mark Leondires, and how it can help you.

Illume Fertility Team | Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 6th, 2024

Navigating in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment can be daunting. IVF nurses act as a fertility patient's guide throughout their entire journey, providing critical education, emotional support, and clinical care to help patients achieve their ultimate goal: having a baby.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 2nd, 2024

After an embryo transfer, it's only natural to want to do everything "right" to encourage successful implantation. Here's a breakdown of what to expect, some important do's and don'ts, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about embryo transfers.

Fertility Treatment | TTC | Mental Health

By: Melissa Kelleher, LCSW
April 3rd, 2024

We all experience stress. But when you're dealing with the emotional roller coaster of infertility on top of normal life stressors, it can often feel downright overwhelming.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 27th, 2024

Christa and Aland always knew they wanted to have two children, but they never expected to have both of them at the same time! They share their challenging fertility journey, how they ended up with identical twins through IVF, and what it's like to be parents to twin girls.