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Everything you need to know about reproductive health, fertility testing, fertility treatment (like IUI and IVF) and how to navigate fertility challenges.

IVF | Genetic Testing | BIPOC | Genetics

By: Jamie Speer, M.S., LCGC
November 29th, 2023

Sickle cell disease is a relatively common genetic disorder affecting approximately 100,000 Americans. Luckily, with the help of IVF treatment and genetic testing, carriers of the trait can now prevent passing it on - leading to healthier babies.

IVF | Genetic Testing | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 26th, 2023

When their son Wyatt was only seven months old, Anna and her husband discovered he had an incurable genetic condition called Alper's Disease. Devastated by his diagnosis and worried about their future children being affected, the couple sought genetic counseling and IVF treatment. What follows is their story of grief, love, courage and joy.

Genetic Testing | Fertility Testing | Genetics

By: Anthony Porto, M.S., LCGC
June 23rd, 2022

What is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) and how does it work? What are the risks and benefits? How much does it cost? Can it help me have a healthier baby? This guide, written by a genetic counselor, answers all these questions and more.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Genetic Testing | Mental Health | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 21st, 2022

After receiving some shocking news on their fertility journey, Alyson and her husband were advised to move straight to IVF treatment - something they never expected to hear. This is the story of what happened next and everything they learned on the way to meeting their baby girl, Emmy.

Twins | IVF | Genetic Testing | Patient Stories | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 10th, 2022

After years of wondering if she would ever become a mother, Nicole and her husband Scott decided to seek guidance from the fertility experts at Illume Fertility to see if it was possible for her to conceive with her diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis. This is their journey through IVF, a multiple pregnancy, heartbreaking loss and finding light on the other side. ⚠️ Content Warning: This story includes discussion of pregnancy loss and stillbirth. If you're in a vulnerable place, please protect your mental wellbeing by skipping this post for now.

Genetic Testing

By: Jamie Speer, M.S., LCGC
October 2nd, 2020

In the 40+ years since in vitro fertilization (IVF) first helped bring a baby into the world, doctors and scientists have made many improvements to this amazing form of assisted reproductive technology. One of these cutting-edge procedures is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). But can PGT actually improve IVF success rates? Let's explore what PGT is used for, the risks and benefits, and whether you should consider it.