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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.

Fertility Treatment | TTC | Mental Health

By: Melissa Kelleher, LCSW
April 3rd, 2024

We all experience stress. But when you're dealing with the emotional roller coaster of infertility on top of normal life stressors, it can often feel downright overwhelming.

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.

Pregnancy | Fertility Basics | TTC | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
October 16th, 2023

Ah, yes. Everyone's least favorite thing about trying to conceive: the dreaded "two week wait." Obsessively wondering if you're pregnant, documenting your symptoms by the hour, blowing through packages of pregnancy tests even though you know it's too early to test...it's a difficult time to navigate.

TTC | Nutrition

By: Jill Hickey, RDN
March 31st, 2023

At one point or another, most of us have wondered what "magic" food could help us lose weight, improve our mood or boost our energy levels. For fertility patients, the question becomes "What foods will help me get pregnant?" While there aren't any foods that can guarantee conception, incorporating these fertility superfoods can help set you up for success.

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.

Support | Fertility Treatment | TTC | Mental Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
January 26th, 2022

Is exhausted your word for the day? If so, know you're not alone. A lot of us are feeling pretty exhausted - especially those of us who are struggling with fertility challenges. Staying on top of life in general often feels tiring, but once you add fertility treatment to it...exhausted may be the exact word to describe how you're feeling right now. Taking the first step on a fertility journey is tough, but manageable. Find a fertility clinic. Schedule your first appointment. Go through fertility testing. Start fertility treatment. Keep going, one step at a time... Skip to a specific section: Are you tired of trying to get pregnant? Tips to Fight Infertility Fatigue Find Your Community Reach Out to a Fertility Counselor Take a Break Infertility is Exhausting More Infertility Resources