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Support | Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 6th, 2022

As anyone who's been through in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment will tell you...it's no walk in the park! It's an amazing process that results in the birth of thousands of long-awaited babies each year, but it's also physically and emotionally taxing. And while we can't magically take away all the difficult parts of this journey, these practical, comforting gift ideas from an experienced IVF patient will make things just a little bit easier.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | egg retrieval

By: Kirsten Hennigan
November 29th, 2022

You’ve finally made it to your egg retrieval! As you prepare for this big fertility milestone, let's walk through the biggest side effects of IVF egg retrieval - what to expect, what symptoms to look out for, and what comes next.

IVF | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Tnori Shelton
November 21st, 2022

While fertility treatments like IVF are amazing pathways to parenthood for many people, it’s no secret that they are also expensive and many insurance plans won't cover all the costs. So, how can you pay for IVF without insurance coverage?

Fertility Treatment | IVF | Genetic Testing | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 21st, 2022

Christa and Aland always knew they wanted to have two children, but they never expected to have both of them at the same time! Keep reading to hear about their challenging fertility and pregnancy journey, how they ended up with IVF identical twins, and how they managed to stay positive throughout the process. 

IVF | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Mark Leondires, MD
November 11th, 2022

Infertility affects 1 in 8 people in the United States, and among them are those whose service in the U.S. military has cost them their chance to have a biological child without medical intervention. Unfortunately, military insurance coverage does not fully cover the treatment of infertility connected to service-related injuries. Learn about the military discounts that Illume Fertility offers and how they can help defray the cost of treatment.

cancer | Surrogacy | Fertility Preservation | IVF | Advocacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 7th, 2022

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 sudden cancer diagnosis, fertility preservation, surrogacy and everything else they went through to bring their baby girl into the world.