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Fertility Treatment | IVF

By: Kirsten Hennigan
May 24th, 2022

We recognize how stressful it can be to A) need fertility treatment to conceive, and B) have to undergo an IVF cycle. While we can’t take the stress away completely, we can give you the tools and information that you need to tackle this journey with a clear head, a sound plan, and the comfort of knowing you have a supportive team rooting for you.

Fertility Treatment | IVF | egg retrieval

By: Cynthia Murdock, MD
May 23rd, 2022

You're finally ready to take the next big step on your family building journey: in-vitro fertilization (IVF). Reaching this point can feel very exciting and hopeful, but it can also often feel stressful and overwhelming. 

Fertility Treatment | TTC | Mental Health

By: Melissa Kelleher
May 18th, 2022

We all experience stress. Even as we begin to see the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel, anxiety and stress still seem to be at an all-time high. If you're dealing with the emotional roller coaster of infertility on top of all of that...well, it can sometimes feel downright overwhelming.

Fertility Treatment | IUI | Mental Health

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 13th, 2022

Discovering you need the help of a fertility specialist to successfully conceive can be overwhelming to anyone - but throw in a global pandemic and the experience becomes even more stressful. Illume Fertility patient Alicia shares her and her husband's journey through four IUI cycles while navigating some unexpected challenges.

News | Support | Fertility Treatment

By: Sierra Dehmler
May 10th, 2022

Along with our new name, we're excited to introduce you to our new website! We've redesigned the site to be more accessible, convenient and user-friendly, so you can easily find all the information you need to help you navigate your fertility journey. Let's take a virtual tour together!

Holidays | Support | Advocacy

By: Lisa Rosenthal
May 6th, 2022

Mother’s Day can be an extremely difficult day for the one in eight people who want so badly to be a mother but haven't become one yet. It can also be exceptionally challenging for those who identify as women but often get excluded from the conversation and those who have tenuous relationships with their own mothers (or none at all). Learning to advocate for myself and others who struggle with this holiday has changed me and shown just how important it is to be inclusive and aware of what others may be going through.