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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.

SART | Fertility Treatment | IVF | IUI

By: Ilana Ressler, MD, FACOG
February 27th, 2024

Over 10 million babies have been born with the help of IVF treatment since 1978, making it the most effective form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). But with so many unique factors that can affect your outcome, you may wonder, "What are my personal chances of success as a fertility patient?"

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 22nd, 2024

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.

Wellness | Fertility Treatment | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 19th, 2024

Finding ways to stay connected with loved ones while navigating the stress of fertility treatment can be incredibly difficult - but here's why making the effort is so important.

Fertility Treatment | BIPOC

By: Ilana Ressler, MD, FACOG
February 12th, 2024

The world of fertility can be overwhelming to navigate, and this holds especially true for many women of color. Harmful stereotypes, a lack of representation, and injustices in the healthcare system can cause women of color, especially Black women, to feel isolated from the conversation and discouraged from seeking fertility support.

Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Marianne Rivera, Medical Assistant
February 2nd, 2024

When you are trying to conceive with the help of a fertility specialist, your doctor needs to closely track your body's response to any medications. Regular check-ins, often referred to as "morning monitoring" appointments, help track your progress.

Fertility Treatment | Advocacy | Choosing a Clinic

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
January 8th, 2024

How do I choose the best fertility clinic for me? Which factors should I pay attention to as I evaluate my options? Here are the most important aspects of a fertility practice and how they relate to your journey to parenthood.

Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Dr. Laura Meyer
January 3rd, 2024

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 a whirlwind of emotions after navigating 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 2024.

Wellness | Support | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 31st, 2023

After you come to terms with the fact that the path to parenthood is going to be more complex, you’re faced with another challenge – absorbing lots of new information and working with a team of people to help make your dream come true. Learn how Illume's unique approach to patient care helps you achieve your goals with layered support.