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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.

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.

Insulin Resistance | PCOS | Diabetes | Women's Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
September 12th, 2023

Trying to conceive and want to make sure that you and your future baby-to-be are as healthy as possible? We've got some good news! There are some simple lifestyle and nutrition changes you can make that will have a big impact.

Infertility | Women's Health

By: Christina Dias, RN, BSN
July 7th, 2023

Understanding the menstrual cycle is an essential part any fertility journey, especially for those planning for pregnancy. Knowing when you’re ovulating can help optimize your chances of conception. But what if you have irregular periods? Does cycle irregularity equal infertility?

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.

Women's Health

By: Lisa Rosenthal
August 26th, 2021

For the last 32 years, when I find something interesting or intriguing, I take it straight to the people I care for the most: those that need help building their family. More specifically, those faced with infertility or those in the LGBTQ+ community who need reproductive health services.

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?

Women's Health

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
September 25th, 2020

When it comes to conception, there has been a theory shift that might surprise you: losing a ton of weight in a short period of time may NOT be the key to solving your infertility. An emerging body of research shows that achieving an overall healthy lifestyle may be better than just losing the weight, particularly if the method of losing weight is not healthy or sustainable, such as a crash diet. First, though, it’s important to define what a “healthy lifestyle” means for you.

Infertility | Women's Health

By: Monica Moore, MSN, APRN
September 27th, 2019

As a nurse who has worked in the Reproductive Endocrinology (RE) field for over 20 years, there are five points that I feel are important for anyone undergoing infertility treatments to realize.