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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.

Illume Fertility Team | Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 6th, 2024

Navigating in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment can be daunting. IVF nurses act as a fertility patient's guide throughout their entire journey, providing critical education, emotional support, and clinical care to help patients achieve their ultimate goal: having a baby.

Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 2nd, 2024

After an embryo transfer, it's only natural to want to do everything "right" to encourage successful implantation. Here's a breakdown of what to expect, some important do's and don'ts, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about embryo transfers.

Pregnancy Loss | Twins | IVF | Genetics

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 26th, 2024

Recent research shows that 42% of U.S. adults have utilized fertility treatment or know someone who has. But even with the increasing prevalence of treatments like IVF, some still struggle for years to conceive. In this story, one couple opens up about their difficult journey.

Male Infertility | Twins | IVF

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 25th, 2024

When you have to pay for fertility treatment out of pocket, it's natural to want to give yourself the best possible chances of success. Hear from one uninsured couple who had two sets of fraternal twins as a result of their choices during IVF treatment.

LGBTQ+ Family Building | IVF | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 22nd, 2024

When Alicia decided to pursue IVF with her partner Mary, she ended up carrying more than just a baby—she also carried the memory of her own mother. This two-mom family's story of loss, love, and late-in-life pregnancy redefines the fabric of hope and resilience.

IVF | Patient Stories | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 20th, 2024

Every couple dreaming of parenthood imagines the moment they'll finally hold their baby in their arms. But what happens when that dream is deferred by unexpected challenges and heartbreak? A mother through IVF shares how a shocking diagnosis led to her rainbow baby.

PCOS | IVF | Single Mom By Choice | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 19th, 2024

Choosing to become a parent is a big decision. Choosing to pursue single parenthood adds even more responsibility and complexity - but can also be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. In this story, single mom Kaitlyn describes her journey to becoming a single mom by choice.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | BIPOC

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 27th, 2024

Christa and Aland always knew they wanted to have two children, but they never expected to have both of them at the same time! They share their challenging fertility journey, how they ended up with identical twins through IVF, and what it's like to be parents to twin girls.