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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
October 4th, 2023

After receiving an unexpected diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome, a fertility patient shares her journey to conceiving a baby with the help of IUI. After receiving an unexpected diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Natalie shares her experience conceiving a baby with the help of IUI, what's next for her family, and everything she and her husband learned along the way.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Diabetes | Fertility Basics

By: Jamie Dobos, RN
September 27th, 2023

What is PCOS? o Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex metabolic and endocrine condition that causes hormonal imbalances in women and girls of reproductive age. Hormonal imbalances prevent ovulation and the release of an egg to meet the sperm, often resulting in fertility issues. Wondering if your irregular cycles or struggles to conceive might be caused by PCOS? Take our short PCOS symptoms quiz for a quick assessment and learn what to do next.

PCOS | Nutrition

By: Jennifer Walsh, RDN
September 21st, 2023

What you eat plays a big role in managing PCOS symptoms, but with so much conflicting information out there, it can be hard to know what to believe. A PCOS nutrition expert debunks some of the biggest myths - and offers helpful tips for finding trustworthy guidance.

PCOS | Advocacy | Mental Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
September 18th, 2023

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) often runs in families, with up to 70 percent of the daughters of women with PCOS also developing it. This is the story of a mother with PCOS who ended up having three children with the same condition - and how they handled it.

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.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Diabetes | Women's Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
September 12th, 2023

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 some simple lifestyle and nutrition changes you can make that will have a big impact.

PCOS | IUI | Patient Stories | Pregnancy & Infant Loss

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 7th, 2023

After years of trying to conceive, pregnancy loss, and uncertainty, a fertility warrior shares the incredible story of how her rainbow baby came to be and what she learned along the way.

PCOS | Reproductive Health | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 1st, 2023

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can be a life-altering diagnosis with symptoms that are difficult to manage - especially without proper guidance. For the up to 15% of women who struggle with the condition, finding the right support can spell the difference between surviving and thriving with PCOS.