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Fertility Blog

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.

Infertility | Mental Health

By: Shaun Williams, MD, FACOG
November 29th, 2023

The holidays are meant to be a time of celebration, but when you're struggling to grow your family, finding joy and maintaining your mental health during this season can be especially difficult.

Infertility | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
July 25th, 2023

Thanks to amazing advances in reproductive medicine, the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process has become a widely used and highly effective method for achieving personal family-building goals. While you or someone you love may have benefited from this evolution in fertility treatment, have you ever stopped to consider how the method became so successful?

Infertility | Women's Health

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
July 7th, 2023

Understanding the menstrual cycle is an essential part any fertility journey, especially for those planning for pregnancy. Knowing when you’re ovulating can help optimize your chances of conception. But what if you have irregular periods? Does cycle irregularity equal infertility?

Infertility | Mental Health | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Lisa Rosenthal
March 31st, 2023

Pregnancy loss is finally being talked about more openly, and it’s normal to have questions about how to process grief around this heartbreaking experience. You likely felt so much hope, happiness and anticipation when you found out you were pregnant, and now you're suddenly trying to make sense of what happened.

Infertility | Community | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 17th, 2023

In honor of Black History Month, we want to recognize the importance of uplifting and supporting the Black community, as well as helping to keep wonderful small businesses afloat. If you're looking to support small shops and buy from Black-owned companies, we have some great ideas for you!

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.

Infertility | Sex | Reproductive Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 28th, 2022

It may not be the sexiest topic, but talking about sexual health is an important part of understanding fertility. By learning about the link between sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and infertility, you can better protect yourself and reduce your risk of STI-related fertility issues. So let's talk about it!

Infertility | Fertility Basics | Fertility Treatment | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
August 24th, 2022

When you enter the world of infertility, you're forced to learn an entirely new language in order to understand your results, advocate for yourself, and communicate with your team. But getting all this new terminology under your belt can be confusing! Let's explore the most common fertility acronyms and terms so you can feel more empowered on your journey.