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Fertility Treatment | TTC | Mental Health

By: Melissa Kelleher
May 18th, 2022

We all experience stress. Even as we begin to see the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, anxiety and stress still seem to be at an all-time high. If you're dealing with the emotional roller coaster of infertility on top of all of that...well, it can sometimes feel downright overwhelming.

Fertility Treatment | IUI | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 13th, 2022

Discovering you need the help of a fertility specialist to successfully conceive can be overwhelming to anyone - but throw in a global pandemic and the experience becomes even more stressful. Illume Fertility patient Alicia shares her and her husband's journey through four IUI cycles while navigating some unexpected challenges.

Support | Fertile Yoga | Mental Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
April 27th, 2022

Yoga, and more specifically, Fertile Yoga is not all about poses (called asanas in our yoga practice). What we do with our arms, legs, head, and torso is not as important as our breath, our mind, or our spirit. In that same vein, expanding or exploring energy is just as important as movement, and perhaps even more so! In this blog we will explore the foundational principles of Fertile Yoga, and how chakra work can be a powerful connection to yourself, your center, and your fertility.

Wellness | Fertility Treatment | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 31st, 2022

When you’re considering making an appointment with a fertility specialist, there are so many factors to consider. 

Fertility Treatment | Mental Health | COVID-19

By: Lisa Rosenthal
February 24th, 2022

We're all so tired of hearing about the COVID-19 pandemic (and having to live through it). But there is one thing that doesn't get acknowledged enough: the similarities between COVID testing and pregnancy testing, and all of the emotions those two little pink lines can bring up for someone who has struggled with infertility. Skip to a section: The Painful Connection Between Pregnancy Tests & COVID Tests Facing COVID with Confusing Emotions How Infertility Changes You Forever More Infertility Resources

Fertility Treatment | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
February 22nd, 2022

Ah, yes. Everyone's least favorite thing about trying to conceive: the dreaded "two week wait." Obsessively wondering if you're pregnant, documenting your symptoms by the hour, blowing through packages of pregnancy tests even though you know you should wait to test...it's a difficult time to navigate.  Skip to a section: What is the two week wait? The Emotional Struggle Common Two Week Wait Questions, Answered by a Nurse Why is it important to wait until your official pregnancy test? Is it possible to get an early positive? How long is the wait after a timed intercourse or IUI cycle? How long is the wait after an IVF embryo transfer? Tips for Surviving the Two Week Wait Early Pregnancy Symptoms More Fertility Support