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At Illume Fertility, we believe that knowledge is power and knowing what lies ahead can make your journey less stressful. Explore the resources below to learn about all things fertility!


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11 Ways to Manage Stress During Fertility Treatment

Managing stress during fertility treatment can be difficult. Melissa Kelleher, LCSW, offers 11 ways to lower stress levels and improve your mental...

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Fourth Time's a Charm: Alicia & Corey's IUI Story

Illume Fertility patient Alicia shares her journey through four IUI cycles while navigating a global pandemic and other unexpected challenges.

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Introducing Our New Website & Fertility Resources [VIDEO]

Explore Illume Fertility's new website featuring free downloadable guides, family-building stories, and other resources to support your journey.

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Honoring Mother's Day After Infertility: Standing Up & Speaking Out

How one infertility advocate stood up to honor all mothers, including those who have struggled through fertility treatment, losses and other...

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Every Story Matters: Patients Share Their Journeys for NIAW 2022

Read stories from real patients who grew their families with the help of IUI, IVF and more as they share their experiences for National Infertility...

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Top 5 Embryology Questions (Answered by an Expert)

An embryologist answers the top five most common questions our Embryology Lab receives, including why we store abnormal embryos, how long embryos...

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Infertility Advocacy Day: Why It Matters & How to Get Involved

An infertility advocate explores Advocacy Day: what it is, why it matters and how you can help increase access to fertility treatment, support and...

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In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Your Step-By-Step Guide from a Nurse

Here’s what to expect in the IVF treatment process, from medications and injections to egg retrieval and embryo transfer, straight from a fertility...

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Illume Fertility Named 2022 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

For the 6th year in a row, Illume Fertility has been recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign for its...

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Integrated Fertility & Wellness: A Holistic Approach to Family Building

Illume Fertility's Integrated Fertility & Wellness holistic wellness program can improve your experience and even increase your chances of success.

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What is Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)? A Fertility Nurse Explains

Did you know there is a fertility treatment option called Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) that is much less invasive than IVF? A fertility nurse...

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Fertility-Boosting Nutrition: How to Eat for Optimal Fertility

What if the best diet wasn't actually a diet at all? A fertility nutritionist explains how to eat for optimal fertility and boost your chances of...

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