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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.

Ovulation | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Egg Retrieval

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
November 27th, 2023

If IVF was a movie, the medications would be the villainous sidekicks. Not the menacing bad guy, but all the annoying, unwanted plot points along the way. Even when you know they're essential to the journey, you still wish you could skip to the end without encountering them.

Wellness | Fertility Treatment | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 10th, 2023

A fertility clinic's success rates, location, and treatment options are all critical considerations, but one aspect many overlook is support services. Here's what you should know about how holistic care can improve your fertility journey and even increase your chances of success.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 11th, 2023

When you find out you need the help of fertility treatment to conceive, it can lead to feelings of isolation and hopelessness. Thankfully, there is a welcoming community of parents who have chosen to share their IVF success stories to help others feel a little less alone.

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.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
August 22nd, 2023

Navigating the complexities of IVF isn't easy, and the abundance of information you need to absorb might leave you feeling overwhelmed. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore how long the IVF process takes and what you need to know - every step of the way.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Kirsten Hennigan, NP
August 16th, 2023

Finding out you may need fertility treatment in order to conceive is overwhelming. While we can’t take all the stress away completely, we can give you the tools and information that you need to tackle this journey feeling more prepared for what lies ahead.

Fertility Treatment | Single Mom By Choice

By: Brigitte Alicea, RN
July 17th, 2023

Thinking about becoming a single mom by choice? This comprehensive guide offers a step-by-step guide to the fertility treatment process, information about donor conception, and helpful resources and support for those pursuing this unique path to motherhood.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
July 14th, 2023

It's finally the day of your embryo transfer - you've worked so hard to get here! If you have some lingering questions (maybe even a few you're embarrassed to ask), you're in the right place. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about embryo transfers!