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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.

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.

Male Infertility | Fertility Testing

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 21st, 2023

The andrology wing of a fertility clinic tends to be shrouded in mystery. What exactly goes on behind those closed doors? And what can a semen analysis tell us about a man's fertility?

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.

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.

Male Infertility | Men's Health | Fertility Testing

By: Spencer Richlin, MD
June 28th, 2023

With home fertility testing kits becoming increasingly popular, it is important to understand their benefits and limitations. Here's when to opt for an at-home sperm test and when you should reach out to a fertility expert for a full semen analysis.

Male Infertility | IVF | Men's Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
June 13th, 2023

After undergoing a procedure as a teen that would alter his family-building experience forever, Joe shares his journey through being diagnosed with male factor infertility, becoming a father, and why he's decided to be open about his story.

Male Infertility | IVF | Patient Stories | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 2nd, 2022

When Sarah and her husband began trying to conceive six years ago, they never imagined they'd end up needing the help of fertility treatment. After a long, winding road through multiple pregnancy losses, egg retrievals, embryo transfers, and countless tests and appointments, Sarah shares how this journey has shifted her perspective and turned her into a courageous fertility advocate - as well as what's next for their family.

Male Infertility | Men's Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
June 17th, 2022

Father’s Day can be an exceptionally tough day for men who are still trying to conceive or experiencing infertility. Similar to how Mother’s Day affects women, hopeful fathers may find this holiday very difficult to navigate. As a partner, how can you show your love and support around Father's Day? Keep reading for some helpful ideas.