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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.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Health | Exercise | Video

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
July 17th, 2024

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Fertility | PCOS | Video

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
July 13th, 2024

Ask Monica is a Q&A video series hosted by Nurse Practitioner Monica Moore.

PCOS | Health | Nutrition

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
July 12th, 2024

While the majority of people with PCOS have excess weight, it is possible to have the condition and still have a BMI within normal range. This is known as "lean PCOS," and it can make it even harder to get a proper diagnosis. Let's explore why.

PCOS | Health | Fertility Testing | Video

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
July 12th, 2024

Ask Monica is a Q&A video series hosted by Nurse Practitioner Monica Moore.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | IVF | Choosing a Clinic

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 21st, 2024

When you discover you may need a little help to have a baby, you place all of your trust and hope in your fertility clinic team. But when that practice isn't offering the support and care you expected, it can be difficult to know where to turn. One IVF mom shares her experience switching clinics, and how she knew she'd finally found the right provider.

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.

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.