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Our Response to the Alabama IVF Ruling

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 | 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 Treatment | IVF | Egg Retrieval

By: Jamie Dobos, RN
March 9th, 2023

As a nurse at Illume Fertility who has also been a patient here, I know how daunting fertility treatment can be. One of the big milestones in IVF is egg retrieval day - let's talk about what to expect before, during, and after your procedure so you feel as prepared as possible!

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!

Acupuncture | PCOS | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Embryo Transfer

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
February 8th, 2023

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.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Jocelyn Crespo, RN
February 6th, 2023

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

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 10th, 2023

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 | Advocacy

By: Lisa Rosenthal
August 12th, 2022

Building a successful doctor-patient relationship starts with connection, interaction and, of course, conversation. After exploring how patients can advocate for themselves and become more empowered, we turned to the experts (our doctors, nurses, and other team members) to get their perspective. Keep reading to discover their tips for cultivating the best experience possible throughout your fertility journey!

Pregnancy | Fertility Treatment | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
August 4th, 2022

What happens after you successfully conceive with the help of fertility treatment? This big and exciting transition of care from your fertility clinic (where you've been closely monitored for so long) back to your OB/GYN's office (where you're "just" a regular pregnant patient) can also be nerve-wracking. So let's talk about it!