Skip to main content

Get our 90-Day Preconception Guide

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.

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.

Ovulation | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Egg Retrieval

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
November 27th, 2023

If IVF was a movie, the medications would be the villainous sidekicks. Not the menacing bad guy, but all the annoying, unwanted plot points along the way. Even when you know they're essential to the journey, you still wish you could skip to the end without encountering them.

IVF | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Tnori Shelton
November 10th, 2023

While fertility treatments like IVF are an amazing pathway to parenthood for many people, it’s no secret that they are also expensive - and many insurance plans won't cover all the costs. Many hopeful parents are left wondering how to pay for IVF without insurance coverage.

Unexplained Infertility | IVF | IUI | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 8th, 2023

Trying to conceive is filled with unknowns, especially for couples who continue to see a negative pregnancy test month after month. For Juliana and Ryan, the journey to parenthood was a years-long struggle through unexplained infertility and unsuccessful treatment cycles.

Male Infertility | IVF | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 25th, 2023

After many difficult years of infertility, pregnancy losses, and disappointment, Alyson shares how she and her husband Jared finally found their path to parenthood.

Cancer | Surrogacy | Fertility Preservation | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 18th, 2023

When a hopeful parent is told they may never be able to have children, what comes next? One couple opens up about their journey through a shocking cancer diagnosis, their decision to pursue fertility preservation prior to cancer treatment, how they chose surrogacy, and everything else they went through to bring their baby girl into the world.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 11th, 2023

When you find out you need the help of fertility treatment to conceive, it can lead to feelings of isolation and hopelessness. Thankfully, there is a welcoming community of parents who have chosen to share their IVF success stories to help others feel a little less alone.

Male Infertility | PCOS | IVF | IUI

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 15th, 2023

i When hopeful parents Kristen and Jeff began trying to conceive, they never expected the journey would involve a team of doctors and fertility treatment. This is their story.