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 Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing
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!
Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories | BIPOC
According to a study published in Contraceptive and Reproductive Medicine, 15% of White women between ages 25 and 44 seek treatment for infertility, but only 8% of Black women in the same age range seek the help they need to grow their families. In the following story, Shiraine shares her journey to parenthood and opens up about why infertility is so difficult for many in the Black community to talk about.
Acupuncture | PCOS | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Embryo Transfer
I don’t wish infertility on anyone, but experiencing an embryo transfer is truly something special. This is my real, unfiltered perspective on this huge milestone in the IVF process - from start to finish.
While beginning an IVF journey is very exciting, managing all of the appointments, injections and medications can feel overwhelming. It's only natural to want to do everything just right in the hopes of giving yourself the best shot at IVF success. Let's explore the do's and don'ts of IVF so you feel as empowered and confident as possible!
Infertility | Fertility Treatment | Choosing a Clinic
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.
Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing
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.
Support | Fertility Treatment | IVF
As anyone who's been through in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment will tell you...it's no walk in the park! It's an amazing process that results in the birth of thousands of long-awaited babies each year, but it's also physically and emotionally taxing. And while we can't magically take away all the difficult parts of this journey, these practical, comforting gift ideas from an experienced IVF patient will make things just a little bit easier.
Fertility Treatment | IVF | Mental Health | BIPOC
Christa and Aland always knew they wanted to have two children, but they never expected to have both of them at the same time! Keep reading to hear about their challenging fertility and pregnancy journey, how they ended up with IVF identical twins, and how they managed to stay positive throughout the process.