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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.

Preconception | Reproductive Health | Nutrition

By: Jennifer Walsh, RDN
April 1st, 2024

Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats, there is growing evidence that eating a Mediterranean diet may also be beneficial for fertility. Here's what you should know.

Preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
March 4th, 2024

Keto, Whole 30, paleo, cleanses, the Mediterranean diet...we are bombarded by a constant flow of new food fads each year. For fertility patients in particular, this can be stressful. If you're wondering how to find that one "perfect" diet for fertility, this guide is for you.

Preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
February 26th, 2024

Navigating the plethora of prenatal vitamins on the market can be overwhelming. To help simplify the selection process and ensure you're getting the nutrients you need, a nutritionist offers research-backed tips, including what to look for in a prenatal vitamin.

Women's Health | Men's Health | Preconception | TTC

By: Linda Connolly, RN
November 14th, 2023

When you decide that you're ready to try to conceive a baby, it marks the beginning of the monumental transition into parenthood. Want to give yourself the best chance of getting that positive pregnancy test? Here's everything you should know about preconception health.

Health | Preconception | Nutrition | Video

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
September 9th, 2022

Ask Monica is a Q&A video series hosted by Nurse Practitioner Monica Moore. Doctor's appointments often generate anxiety. Whether it’s getting your blood drawn, having to undergo a painful procedure or test, or the fear of receiving bad news about your health, going to the doctor’s office doesn’t feel like a walk in the park for most people.

Preconception | TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
March 17th, 2022

We’ve all heard this advice before: “If you’re trying to conceive, take folic acid.” But why? And what is folic acid? How does it help? Is it different than folate? So. Many. Questions.

Endometriosis | Women's Health | Preconception

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 9th, 2022

Endometriosis is not only a painful and often-misdiagnosed disorder, but if left untreated it may also lead to fertility struggles. In the video below, Dr. Spencer Richlin, a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist at Illume Fertility, speaks more on what exactly endometriosis is, how to manage symptoms, and what it all means for a woman’s fertility.

Preconception | Nutrition

By: Sierra Dehmler
November 19th, 2021

Sometimes the word “salad” is a turnoff. Some people see it as a “diet” food or what you’re forced to eat when you want to lose weight. People think "boring…leafy…unsatisfying." Who really eats salads for fun? You do! Well, maybe not yet… but by the end of this article, you’ll be ready to whip up one of these hearty, nutrient-rich, satisfying salads. Take that, “diet.” It’s time to be healthy because we want to be, not because we are forced to be. Preparing your body for the healthiest pregnancy possible can be a delicious pursuit too - and these seasonal salads are the perfect proof!