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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.

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.

Health | TTC | Nutrition

By: Sierra Dehmler
July 13th, 2022

Ah, sweet summertime. The season of dining al fresco, taking trips to the beach, and perusing farmer's market stands. With the bounty of ripe fruits and vegetables available, it's the perfect opportunity to try out some new summer salads!

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

Insulin Resistance | Health | TTC | Video

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
November 12th, 2020

Some Ask Monica episodes may contain references to our previous name, RMA of CT. Learn more here.

Fertility Treatment | Our Doctors | TTC | Advocacy | Affording Treatment

By: Illume Fertility Care Team
December 5th, 2018

One infertility patient shares her story about insurance, the open enrollment time period, and being her own advocate. A story of success, hope and empowerment.