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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.

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.

Infertility | Sex | Reproductive Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
September 28th, 2022

It may not be the sexiest topic, but talking about sexual health is an important part of understanding fertility. By learning about the link between sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and infertility, you can better protect yourself and reduce your risk of STI-related fertility issues. So let's talk about it!

PCOS | Fertility Preservation | Egg Freezing | Reproductive Health | Patient Stories

By: Alexandra Fontaine
August 2nd, 2022

What happens when you're concerned about the dreaded "biological clock" but not ready to have children yet? Alex, a 27-year old medical student pursuing big career goals, shares how and why she made the decision to undergo an egg freezing cycle while she was still in her twenties, and the financial and physical challenges she faced along the way. Keep reading to hear Alex's story, in her own words.

News | Fertility Treatment | IVF | Reproductive Health | Advocacy

By: Cynthia Murdock, MD
July 1st, 2022

In the aftermath of the United States' Supreme Court ruling on June 24, 2022, many questions have been raised about reproductive rights and the impact of this decision on fertility treatment. As a fertility doctor, I echo my patients' concerns and want to offer some clarity. Let's talk about what we do (and don't) know regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade and its implications for fertility and family-building care like IVF.

Male Infertility | Men's Health | Reproductive Health | Fertility Testing

By: Shaun Williams, MD, FACOG
June 3rd, 2021

According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), male factor issues account for 50% of all infertility cases. The good news? Simple lifestyle changes can often significantly improve sperm count. Here's what to do to increase your chances of success.

Endometriosis | Women's Health | Reproductive Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
March 15th, 2021

Did you know that more than 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with endometriosis each year?