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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.

Health | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
September 14th, 2023

During the college years, it's easy to fall into bad habits, like skipping breakfast when you're late to class and surviving on convenience foods with little nutritive value. But it doesn't have to be that way! Following our PCOS meal plan will help keep you on track and feeling good.

PCOS | Health | Nutrition

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
August 11th, 2023

While the majority of people with PCOS have excess weight, it is possible to have the condition and still have a BMI within normal range. This is known as "lean PCOS," and it can make it even harder to get a proper diagnosis. Let's explore why.

Health | Community

By: Lisa Rosenthal
October 25th, 2022

With flu season ahead and COVID-19 still making the rounds, it's more important than ever to safeguard your health. But when you're trying to conceive or pregnant, it's only natural to have additional concerns about vaccine safety. Read on to get your questions answered and stay safe this fall and winter!

Infertility | Fertility | Health | Wellness | Support | IVF | IUI | TTC | Fertility Testing | Mental Health | Community

By: Dr. Amy Matton, DACM, L.Ac
September 21st, 2018

My observation is that we have gotten away from the natural order of things. With the advent of modern technology, many of us are less in touch with nature than ever before. Days can go by without our feet ever touching the earth, even during the hot summer months. This is especially true for someone challenged by the rigors of infertility. It’s hard for our feet to touch the ground when we’re so caught up in the everyday hormone injections and necessary fertility treatment procedures. The process becomes so all-consuming that we can forget the simple beauty that comes with each day. How long has it been since you have walked in the woods, stood by the ocean, or marveled at the full moon? With the start of fall, this is a good time to offer ourselves yet another chance to truly enjoy the beauty of the season by reconnecting with the universe as well as reconnecting with ourselves. I have always found comfort in the understanding that the laws of the universe apply to all.

Pregnancy | Fertility | Reproductive Endocrinologist | PCOS | Illume Fertility Team | Health | Wellness | Support | Women's Health | Reproductive Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
September 1st, 2018

The challenges of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are very well known to the RMA of Connecticut fertility team. Here’s one attention commanding statistic (supplied by PCOSChallenge): 1 in 10 women will be affected by this multi-faceted metabolic syndrome and it is the number one cause of infertility. PCOS at RMA of Connecticut