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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.

PCOS | IUI | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 18th, 2023

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby...right? Well, not always! Most people expect that when they're ready to have their first child, they will be able to conceive relatively easily. But what happens when a diagnosis like PCOS complicates the journey?

PCOS | Infertility Awareness | IUI | Advocacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
April 24th, 2023

For those who struggle to grow their families, it's hard to imagine ever being able to conceive without the help of fertility treatment. But for some, a spontaneous, surprise pregnancy comes after infertility. Mayra shares her journey through infertility and what happened next.

Fertility | PCOS

By: Joshua Hurwitz, MD
March 2nd, 2023

In the United States alone, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects over 5 million women of reproductive age, making it one of the most commonly diagnosed endocrine disorders. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation about the condition, which leads to many pervasive myths about PCOS and fertility. Let's explore six of the most common myths about PCOS.

Acupuncture | PCOS | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Embryo Transfer

By: Virginia Hamilton Furnari
February 8th, 2023

I don’t wish infertility on anyone, but experiencing an embryo transfer is truly something special. This is my real, unfiltered perspective on this huge milestone in the IVF process - from start to finish.

PCOS | IVF | IUI | Mental Health | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
January 17th, 2023

Trying to conceive brings with it a whole host of emotions and challenges, particularly when you need the help of fertility treatment. New parents Andrea and Ralph share how infertility changed them - and whether they wish they'd done anything differently on their journey.

PCOS | Patient Stories

By: Sierra Dehmler
December 12th, 2022

Like many people, Alana and Jason didn't know much about the world of infertility or fertility treatment - until they discovered they needed a little help to have their first child. This is the story of how their family of two became a family of four!

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Diabetes | Women's Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
November 28th, 2022

Trying to conceive and want to make sure that you and your future baby-to-be are as healthy as possible? We've got some good news! There are simple lifestyle and nutrition choices you can make that will have a big impact.

PCOS | Support | Advocacy

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 30th, 2022

While being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and navigating its symptoms can feel isolating and overwhelming at times, we’re here to reassure you that you're not alone. In fact, 1 in 10 women have PCOS! And some of those women are celebrities with PCOS who have spoken out about their experience.