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    • July 8, 2020Jul 8, 2020
    • Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Podcast: How to Stay Strong as a Couple Through Treatment

    Requiring medical intervention to have a child isn’t how most imagine growing their family, and couples find themselves in the uncharted territory both physically and emotionally.

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    • July 1, 2020Jul 1, 2020
    • Specialist
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Sneak Peek: What Happens Inside an Embryology Laboratory?

    Embryology teams are the specialists who work with gametes, known as oocytes (eggs) and sperm. They fertilize eggs with sperm, culture and monitor fertilized eggs to different embryonic stages of development, select the best embryo for transfer, and freeze the remaining embryos at a very low temperature in liquid nitrogen for later use.

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    • June 17, 2020Jun 17, 2020
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Tips on Applying for Research and Grants

    Join us as Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron discusses important tips on how to successfully apply for grants and research studies.

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    • June 11, 2020Jun 11, 2020
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    The Steps We Are Taking for Your Safety

    At Fertility Centers of Illinois, we are taking several steps to ensure your safety during each visit. Our team developed these steps in accordance with all CDC guidelines.

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    • June 3, 2020Jun 3, 2020
    • Fertility Health
    • By eliehobeika

    How Does Your Period Affect Your Fertility?

    If you track your periods for a few months and find cause for concern, don’t hesitate to visit a medical professional for an evaluation. The sooner these problems are addressed, the faster you can achieve your family planning goals.

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    • May 27, 2020May 27, 2020
    • Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Q&A with “The Trying Game” author and infertility advocate, Amy Klein

    Amy Klein, author of "The Trying Game", struggled through 4 years of infertility and countless treatments before she became pregnant and had a healthy baby. We did a Q&A with her to help learn more about her and her journey.

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    • May 20, 2020May 20, 2020
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Virtual Consult: What to Expect & How to Prepare

    When you’re experiencing challenges trying for a baby, receiving advice and treatment can be time-sensitive in order to achieve success. We want to support you in every way we can and are now offering virtual consultations.

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    • May 15, 2020May 15, 2020
    • Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    8 Reasons a Virtual Support Group Can Help You Right Now

    For some, normal support systems may be diminished. They may feel that no one else will “get it” and that there is no one to talk to. Partners may not be able to fully provide the support needed. It’s important to know that you are not alone.

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    • May 13, 2020May 13, 2020
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    9 Reasons I Love My Nurses

    My nurse is the first person to cry with me and the first person to cheer with me.

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    • May 11, 2020May 11, 2020
    • Fertility Health
    • By Dr. Christopher S. Sipe

    Information for our Patients (updated 5/11/2020)

    Information about the current COVID-19 pandemic and resuming treatment services.

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    • April 29, 2020Apr 29, 2020
    • Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    16 Self Care Ideas to Kickstart Your Home Routine

    If you're feeling more stress, anxiety, and worry than normal, we've provided several ways to rid yourself of that negative headspace thanks to Pulling Down the Moon's registered yoga teacher.

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    • April 15, 2020Apr 15, 2020
    • Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    6 Simple Ways to Boost Your Immunity

    COVID-19 has added motivation to incorporate immune-boosting strategies into our lives. Empower yourself with simple changes that will do wonders for your overall health and immunity.

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    • April 10, 2020Apr 10, 2020
    • Wellness
    • By Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs

    8 Ways to Stay Positive While Self-Isolating

    Working to prevent negativity from happening can improve your mental health, overall physical health, and for those in the midst of treatment, give your fertility a boost.

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    • April 7, 2020Apr 7, 2020
    • Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    One-Minute Technique to Boost Happiness + Lower Stress

    Mindfulness training for fertility combines well-tested techniques from psychology and meditation. The goal is to achieve relaxation, self-insight, and to help manage negative thoughts and feelings.

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    • March 25, 2020Mar 25, 2020
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Dr. Tiffany Edwards

    20 Affirmations to Power a Positive Outlook During COVID-19

    If you are a fertility patient, thinking about, planning or actively in treatment, during these difficult times you have likely been confronted with disappointing changes to your plans.

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    • March 12, 2020Mar 12, 2020
    • Fertility Preservation
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Egg Freezing & Gender Equality: Two Experts Weigh In

    At Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the first week in March is “Gender Equity Week” which takes place during Gender Equality Month. We thought it would be a great time to discuss how egg freezing relates to gender equality and equity in a blog post with Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron and Kati Deuthschle, CEO of emBorrow.

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    • February 25, 2020Feb 25, 2020
    • Fertility Health, Wellness
    • By Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron

    How Environmental Toxin Exposures Impact Your Fertility

    When it comes to boosting (or hindering) your fertility, there are a variety of little-known environmental exposures that can quietly harm the reproductive potential of women and men.

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    • February 19, 2020Feb 19, 2020
    • Fertility Health
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    How Does Age Affect Male Fertility?

    While women discuss whether to freeze their eggs while contemplating their biological clock, the conversation around the lasting power of male fertility receives far less attention. Female patients often ask this question when we meet, but is this an issue that men need to be concerned about too?

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    • February 14, 2020Feb 14, 2020
    • Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Important Changes at Fertility Centers of Illinois

    We are posting with an update regarding recent changes at Fertility Centers of Illinois.

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    • February 12, 2020Feb 12, 2020
    • Infertility
    • By Dr. Meike L. Uhler

    13 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Fertility Center

    We know that booking a first appointment is a big step in your fertility journey. It takes courage to pursue this first step, and if you’re new to the process, you may not know what to ask when interviewing and evaluating potential fertility centers. And, not all fertility centers are created equal.

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    • February 6, 2020Feb 6, 2020
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    Women’s At-Home Fertility Tests: Benefits + Limitations

    At-home fertility testing may seem like a comfortable first step when venturing into fertility, but before you do, it’s important to know the benefits and limitations.

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    • January 28, 2020Jan 28, 2020
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Experts Weigh In on the CDC’s Report on Low Fertility Rates

    In a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, the birth rates among women ages 34 and younger have fallen, while the birth rates among women ages 35 and up have increased.

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    • January 22, 2020Jan 22, 2020
    • Fertility Health
    • By Dr. Edward L. Marut

    At-Home Fertility Tests for Men: What to Know

    If you are active on social media, you've probably seen at-home sperm testing kits. You can test your sperm in the comfort and privacy of your own home and receive instant results! Sounds great, right? Well, not exactly--and Dr. Marut is here to set the record straight.

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    • January 8, 2020Jan 8, 2020
    • Fertility Health
    • By Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs

    5 New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Fertility in 2020

    There is no better time than the present to incorporate lifestyle changes that will allow you to take control of your life, your health, and your fertility.

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    • December 30, 2019Dec 30, 2019
    • Fertility Health
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda

    2020 Family Planning Checklist: 10 Things to Know

    Whether you’ve been trying for a baby or are just about to get things going, you can get a head start on your future plans with some simple planning.

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    • December 23, 2019Dec 23, 2019
    • Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    How to Determine the Number of Embryos to Transfer

    Dr. Rodgers joins the Beat Infertility podcast to discuss how many embryos to transfer and answer six patient questions.

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    • December 16, 2019Dec 16, 2019
    • Wellness
    • By Dr. Tiffany Edwards

    30 Affirmations to Power Happiness and Positive Thinking

    Affirmations are short, powerful and simple positive statements that can help you overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. Positive changes can be made when affirmations are believed in and repeated often.

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    • December 9, 2019Dec 9, 2019
    • Biological Term or Anatomy
    • By Dr. Jane M. Nani

    Am I Ovulating? 7 Signs You Are, 3 Signs You Aren't

    The human body sends several ovulation signals, but knowing and understanding those signs can take a lot of practice if someone is struggling with fertility. Dr. Nani walks us through steps that mean you are ovulating, and some steps that mean you aren't.

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    • December 2, 2019Dec 2, 2019
    • LGBTQ
    • By Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron

    New Research Helps Gay Couples with Family Planning

    New research from Fertility Centers of Illinois lends insight on what to expect and why couples should consult with high-risk obstetrical management and select a hospital close to home.

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    • November 26, 2019Nov 26, 2019
    • Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron

    Holiday Cocktails: Can You Drink While TTC?

    It’s the time of year where indulgence reigns supreme and moderation is tossed to the wind. Everywhere you look there is peppermint bark, frosted sugar cookies, and sparkling glasses of champagne. Temptation at every turn!

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    • November 13, 2019Nov 13, 2019
    • Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda

    Everything You Need to Know About Timed Intercourse

    If you’ve been trying on your own, you’re likely already familiar with timing intercourse within your fertile window. A timed intercourse cycle is a strategic way of optimizing your fertile window by using medication and guidance from a medical team to stimulate egg production.

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    • October 25, 2019Oct 25, 2019
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Nicotine, Vaping, Marijuana & CBD

    Dr. Rodgers and Heather continue the episode by discussing how nicotine, vaping, marijuana, and CBD impact your fertility.

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    474 views | 0 shares
    • October 25, 2019Oct 25, 2019
    • Biological Term or Anatomy
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Uterine Microbiome 101

    Dr. Rodgers joins the Beat Infertility podcast to discuss Uterine Microbiome and answer patient questions.

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    857 views | 0 shares
    • October 24, 2019Oct 24, 2019
    • Drugs/Medications, Facts & Tips
    • By Dr. Meike L. Uhler

    Does Cannabis Hurt Fertility?

    As Illinois residents continue the countdown to cannabis legalization on January 1st, 2020, it is important to understand how cannabis consumption can impact men and women trying to conceive.

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    863 views | 1 share
    • October 16, 2019Oct 16, 2019
    • Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    3 Patient Journeys: Breast Cancer & Having a Family

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing three unique patient journeys. Each woman was impacted by breast cancer differently and has persevered and made the chance of a child a possibility.

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    • October 14, 2019Oct 14, 2019
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    How to Cope With Pregnancy Loss

    Pregnancy loss is devastating and sadly, very common. Those in fertility treatment may have experienced multiple losses. This is a difficult and painful experience and one should not try to cope on their own.

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    • September 30, 2019Sep 30, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, IUI vs. IVF
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    New Research Shows Fertility Treatment Doesn’t Impact Child Development

    Parents with children conceived via IVF, IUI or using infertility medication can rest assured that treatment has no impact on child development.

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    • September 29, 2019Sep 29, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, High Risk Pregnancy
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Conditions That Make Pregnancy High-Risk

    Dr. Rodgers discusses what a high-risk pregnancy entails and the conditions that might lead to one

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    3847 views | 11 shares
    • September 25, 2019Sep 25, 2019
    • Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Research: Yes, Yoga Helps with Stress

    Fertility treatment is stressful. Three in 10 IVF patients suffer from anxiety and depression, and the impact of an infertility diagnosis causes the same levels of stress as an HIV or cancer diagnosis.

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    • September 25, 2019Sep 25, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, IUI vs. IVF
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About PCOS

    We asked Dr. Laurence Jacobs, Director of the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Center for Excellence, the top 10 most common questions he is asked about PCOS.

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    • September 23, 2019Sep 23, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, IUI vs. IVF
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Choosing Between IUI and IVF

    Dr. Rodgers discusses everything you need to know about choosing between IUI and IVF.

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    • August 20, 2019Aug 20, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Physicians
    • By Dr. Tiffany Edwards

    How to Survive the Two-Week Wait

    Dr. Tiffany Edwards gives advice on how to get through the two-week wait while waiting to find out if an IVF cycle has resulted in a pregnancy.

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    • August 13, 2019Aug 13, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Physicians, Testing
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    How Female Fertility is Evaluated

    Evaluating female fertility includes a vaginal ultrasound to look for abnormalities such as thin or thick uterine lining. A saline-infused sonogram with a 3D ultrasound can help evaluate whether the fallopian tubes are open and further assess the uterine cavity.

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    • July 12, 2019Jul 12, 2019
    • Biological Term or Anatomy, Cancer, Disease or Syndrome
    • By Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron

    Cervical Health: What Women Should Know

    As the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide, cervical cancer is also one of the most preventable.

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    • June 11, 2019Jun 11, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Dr. Tiffany Edwards

    5 Strategies for Men Coping with Infertility

    Support methods for men going through infertility. Tips for men to cope and how to be strong for their partner.

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    • June 1, 2019Jun 1, 2019
    • LGBTQ
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Celebrating Pride Month: LGBTQ Families Achieve Parenthood

    10 million adults in the U.S. who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Between 2 million and 3.7 million children under age 18 have an LGBTQ parent, and approximately 200,000 of them are being raised by a same-sex couple.

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    • May 28, 2019May 28, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Dr. Tiffany Edwards

    8 Ways Infertility Emotionally Affects Men

    Men emotionally suffer when diagnosed with infertility just as women do. Dr. Tiffany Edwards discusses the 8 ways that men struggle emotionally, as reported by research studies.

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    • May 10, 2019May 10, 2019
    • Condition, Disease or Syndrome
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda

    8 Endometriosis Symptoms Mistaken for Something Else

    Dr. John Rapisarda explains 8 symptoms of endometriosis that are commonly misdiagnosed as a different condition.

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    • May 4, 2019May 4, 2019
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Why We Can't Live Without Our Fertility Nurses

    It’s safe to say that during treatment, your fertility nurse will become your closest confidante. You will spend more time with your nurse than any other team member.

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    • May 2, 2019May 2, 2019
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Marie Davidson, Ph.D.

    Surviving Mother's Day

    The constant struggle to be happy for all the special moms in your life while trying to shove down the reminder of your own battle is not something to be taken lightly.

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    • April 17, 2019Apr 17, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    8 Symptoms Commonly Associated with Infertility

    Dr. Allison K. Rodgers shares eight common symptoms associated with infertility diagnoses in women and/or men, and what common infertility diagnoses display no symptoms at all.

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    4288 views | 1 share
    • March 28, 2019Mar 28, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Testing, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    9 Fast Facts About Fertility

    These 9 facts could make a big impact on your fertility future.

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    • March 22, 2019Mar 22, 2019
    • Fertility Health, Infertility, Patient Stories, Physicians, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Words of Hope and Strength

    Infertility treatment can be hard and everyone needs supportive team behind them. As they say, it takes a village.

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    • March 18, 2019Mar 18, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Christopher S. Sipe

    Top 10 Questions Fertility Doctors Hear

    Is infertility common? One in eight couples experience difficulty in achieving or sustaining a pregnancy. It is likely that you know several people who have experienced infertility challenges.

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    33335 views | 5 shares
    • March 9, 2019Mar 9, 2019
    • Procedure, Testing
    • By Dr. Jane M. Nani

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About Genetic Testing

    We asked Dr. Jane Nani, Director of Third Party Reproduction at Fertility Centers of Illinois, 10 common questions she hears about genetic screening.

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    4233 views | 4 shares
    • March 8, 2019Mar 8, 2019
    • Disease or Syndrome, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Meike L. Uhler

    Is My Severe Period Pain Actually Endometriosis?

    176 million women worldwide have severe pain during a monthly cycle may actually be caused by a painful, chronic disease called endometriosis. This disease can affect fertility, bowel function, gynecological health and most importantly, quality of life.

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    • March 1, 2019Mar 1, 2019
    • Donor & Surrogacy Treatment, Physicians
    • By Dr. Jane M. Nani

    11 Things No One Tells You About Using an Egg Donor

    Dr. Jane Nani talks about the less-discussed facts around using an egg donor and what every potential recipient should know before starting treatment.

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    • February 21, 2019Feb 21, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Physicians
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda, Fertility Blog Team

    Fertility Education for All?

    Leading up to this year’s National Infertility Awareness Week, we decided to take a closer look into what the national opinion is on fertility education and awareness. Our national survey interviewed 1,208 women ages 25-45 without children in the United States.

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    • February 1, 2019Feb 1, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Valentine’s Day While Trying to Conceive: Keeping the Romance Sizzling

    Trying to have a baby can be, well, trying. For couples trying to conceive, staying up-to-date on monitoring ovulation, charting basal body temperatures, and timing intimacy can take a steamy bedroom setting into the cold.

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    5082 views | 3 shares
    • January 31, 2019Jan 31, 2019
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    13 Parts of Fertility Treatment I Didn’t Expect

    13 parts of fertility treatment I didn't know. Needles take some getting used to. Your nurse will become your friend.

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    • January 25, 2019Jan 25, 2019
    • Employee Spotlight, Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Tiffany Edwards, Ph.D., MPH

    Meet Dr. Tiffany Edwards, the newest member of our Behavioral Health team. TIffany's background in health psychology helps her better understand her patients.

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    • January 18, 2019Jan 18, 2019
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Betsy Bail, R.N., Advance Practice Nurse

    Meet Advance Practice Nurse, Betsy Bail. Betsy has been with Fertility Centers of Illinois for four years and loves taking extra time with patients to answer questions.

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    • January 3, 2019Jan 3, 2019
    • Cancer, Fertility Preservation
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Living Healthy Chicago: Eliminating the Breast Cancer Gene

    Sujata found out she had the BRCA gene and didn't want her future children to suffer from breast cancer. She chose to do genetic testing and IVF to ensure the gene wasn't passed on.

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    • November 19, 2018Nov 19, 2018
    • Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Michelle Obama on Infertility: "I Felt Lost and Alone."

    Michelle Obama recently opened up about her miscarriage and infertility. Our doctors and behavioral health specialists weigh in on the subject.

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    • October 31, 2018Oct 31, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Physicians, Testing
    • By Dr. Meike L. Uhler

    What to Expect at Your First Appointment

    Your doctor will discuss all your treatment options and answer any questions you have about your fertility plan.

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    267202 views | 18 shares
    • October 23, 2018Oct 23, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda

    10 Sex Myths Debunked When Trying to Conceive

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    • October 22, 2018Oct 22, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Physicians, Testing
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    How Male Fertility is Evaluated

    Fertility testing for the male partner is equally as important as testing for women. This testing is commonly covered by insurance.

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    3397 views | 0 shares
    • October 10, 2018Oct 10, 2018
    • Drugs/Medications, Facts & Tips
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    How To: Subcutaneous Injections

    Step by step instructions on how to administer injections. After a few tries, you will get the hang of it, we promise!

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    • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Do I Have Fertility Coverage?

    We know that talking to insurance companies can be confusing. To make this easier for you, we’d like to take you through the different factors that go into insurance coverage and discuss questions to ask both your employer and insurance company.

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    • September 18, 2018Sep 18, 2018
    • Condition, Disease or Syndrome, Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Study Finds Ovaries May Age Differently in PCOS Women

    New research from Dr. Asima K. Ahmad, completed during her time at the University of California, San Francisco, correlates advanced ovarian aging with a decline in a key female hormone in women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

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    • September 13, 2018Sep 13, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Procedure, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda

    IVF Step by Step

    While IVF is not always the first step in treatment for many couples, it is a highly effective approach that fertility specialists use when less aggressive options do not yield success. We'd like to share the entire process with you, step by step.

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    21138 views | 1 share
    • September 13, 2018Sep 13, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Procedure, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda

    IUI Step By Step

    Undergoing an IUI (intrauterine insemination) cycle often includes taking medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs, then through a simple technique, directly injecting processed sperm into the uterus at the time of ovulation. We’d like to take you through the entire process, step by step, so you know what to expect.

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    25281 views | 11 shares
    • August 31, 2018Aug 31, 2018
    • Biological Term or Anatomy, Disease or Syndrome, Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Dr. Edward L. Marut

    Risk to Patients Exposed to the Zika Virus

    Important Update: Information about Zika Virus and Fertility Treatment

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    2687 views | 1 share
    • July 18, 2018Jul 18, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    40 Years of IVF

    The first IVF baby was born 40 years ago. Dr. Edward Marut talks about the history of IVF, and what patients can expect in the future.

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    • July 2, 2018Jul 2, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Term, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About Ovulatory Disorders

    Dr. Ahmad discusses the top 10 questions she hears about ovulatory disorders.

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    6185 views | 0 shares
    • June 27, 2018Jun 27, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron

    Washington Post article on Infertility Myths

    Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron talks with the Washington Post about the most common infertility myths

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    2399 views | 0 shares
    • June 11, 2018Jun 11, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    How to Support Him on Father's Day

    It's not uncommon that the male partner's feelings are overlooked when a couple struggles with infertility. Here's how to support your man around Father's Day.

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    • June 1, 2018Jun 1, 2018
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Frank Newmyer

    You may have seen Frank's smiling face at our River North office, but did you know he is also a talented artist?

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    3461 views | 0 shares
    • May 16, 2018May 16, 2018
    • Employee Spotlight, Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron: Reddit AMA

    Dr. Hirshfeld-Cytron opened up to Reddit in a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) question and answer session.

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    • May 2, 2018May 2, 2018
    • Employee Spotlight, Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Reddit AMA with Dr. Edward Marut

    Dr. Edward L. Marut opened up to Reddit in a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) question and answer session.

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    2693 views | 0 shares
    • May 1, 2018May 1, 2018
    • Cancer, Fertility Preservation
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Oncofertility: Passing House Bill 2617

    Insurance coverage remains a key reason why patients going through cancer treatments, or other medical procedures that could render them infertile, do not pursue fertility preservation. Passing Illinois House Bill 2617 requires insurance companies to cover fertility preservation for cancer patients.

    2221 views | 0 shares
    2221 views | 0 shares
    • April 25, 2018Apr 25, 2018
    • Employee Spotlight, Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By fciblogteam

    Reddit AMA with Our Business Intelligence Manager

    Nick Stretchbery, Manager of Business Intelligence, opened up with Reddit in a no-holds-barred question and answer session. Nick, who is also an FCI patient, has a unique position within the infertility community. 

    2087 views | 0 shares
    2087 views | 0 shares
    • March 15, 2018Mar 15, 2018
    • Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Castle Connolly 2018 Top Doctors

    Dr. Edward Marut and Dr. Laurence Jacobs have been named 2018 Top Doctors in Chicago Magazine by Castle Connolly in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

    4002 views | 1 share
    4002 views | 1 share
    • March 14, 2018Mar 14, 2018
    • Disease or Syndrome, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    These 12 Celebrities Have Endometriosis

    Endometriosis, a chronic disease, is a painful part of life for 176 million women worldwide. Several celebrities have come forward to discuss their struggle with endometriosis, PCOS, ovarian cysts, how their diagnosis has impacted their fertility, and how they cope with it all.

    1679 views | 0 shares
    1679 views | 0 shares
    • February 28, 2018Feb 28, 2018
    • Employee Spotlight, Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Meet Dr. Asima Ahmad

    "My life’s work focuses on securing that human right to have a family, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, class or country of origin."

    1827 views | 0 shares
    1827 views | 0 shares
    • February 1, 2018Feb 1, 2018
    • Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Why I Love Going to Support Group

    Support from others going through their fertility journey helps ease the stress of the entire process and gives a sense of security to patients and potential parents.

    7054 views | 0 shares
    7054 views | 0 shares
    • January 12, 2018Jan 12, 2018
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    18 Fertility Tips for 2018

    Here are some simple physician-approved tips to kickstart your family planning in the New Year.

    2359 views | 2 shares
    2359 views | 2 shares
    • December 21, 2017Dec 21, 2017
    • Facts & Tips, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Immediately Boost Your Happiness

    This technique is so simple, quick and effective, you can use it throughout the day to feel calmer, lighter, and happier.

    2288 views | 0 shares
    2288 views | 0 shares
    • November 21, 2017Nov 21, 2017
    • Facts & Tips
    • By ariadnacymetlanksi

    10 Tips for Coping with the Holidays

    In our years of treating those with infertility during the holidays, we wanted to share our tried-and-true holiday tips to help lighten the load this season.

    3488 views | 2 shares
    3488 views | 2 shares
    • November 6, 2017Nov 6, 2017
    • Facts & Tips, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    New Study: Stress and Yoga

    A new study from Fertility Centers of Illinois and Pulling Down the Moon found that online yoga and in-person yoga are equally effective in reducing anxiety among infertility patients with at least one failed IVF cycle or miscarriage.

    6952 views | 9 shares
    • August 17, 2017Aug 17, 2017
    • Disease or Syndrome, Fertility Health, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: STDs and Fertility

    We asked Dr. Meike Uhler the most common questions she is asked about STDs and how they affect fertility.

    183224 views | 39 shares
    183224 views | 39 shares
    • July 12, 2017Jul 12, 2017
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Preservation, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron

    7 Tips to Improve Egg Quality

    Jenny Hirschfeld-Cytron, Director of Fertility Preservation at Fertility Centers of Illinois, gives insight on egg quality.

    41499 views | 4 shares
    41499 views | 4 shares
    • June 27, 2017Jun 27, 2017
    • Condition, Facts & Tips, Fertility Health
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About Thyroid and Infertility

    We asked Dr. Chris Sipe the 10 most common questions he hears about how thyroid disorders affect fertility.

    3919 views | 0 shares
    3919 views | 0 shares
    • June 12, 2017Jun 12, 2017
    • Employee Spotlight, Infertility, Patient Stories
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Dude, Don't Be Embarrassed

    We’re on this planet for literally one reason and we couldn’t do it. It took us until maybe 18 months of fruitless exercise to finally make an appointment to discuss our (in)fertility.

    2033 views | 0 shares
    2033 views | 0 shares
    • June 6, 2017Jun 6, 2017
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Jean Beauvoir, IT Manager

    Here at FCI, I play the role of System Admin, which involves overseeing daily system performance and supporting our clinics. This includes providing support to employees, doctors, nurses, and at times, patients, with their daily IT issues.

    2314 views | 0 shares
    2314 views | 0 shares
    • May 31, 2017May 31, 2017
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health
    • By Dr. Edward L. Marut

    Smoking & Fertility: What Men & Women Need to Know

    According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, estimates show that 13 percent of infertility is a result of smoking. Here is a rundown of how smoking hurts both genders.

    12649 views | 1 share
    12649 views | 1 share
    • May 22, 2017May 22, 2017
    • Drugs/Medications, Fertility Term, Infertility, Procedure
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Why Mini IVF with INVOcell over Traditional IVF?

    We are now offering INVOcell, a new and innovative Mini IVF procedure with the same success rates as IVF at half the cost. The INVOcell Vaginal Incubation System is FDA-approved and provides several unique benefits as an IVF alternative.

    9380 views | 0 shares
    9380 views | 0 shares
    • May 15, 2017May 15, 2017
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    The Truth About Drinking Alcohol and TTC

    To drink or not to drink? It’s a question that comes to mind when you start trying to conceive.

    5729 views | 4 shares
    5729 views | 4 shares
    • April 13, 2017Apr 13, 2017
    • Fertility Preservation, Patient Stories
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    I Froze My Eggs

    I've always known that I wanted children when the time was right. If I don't ever have kids, I feel like I will be missing out on a big part of what life is all about.

    3039 views | 0 shares
    3039 views | 0 shares
    • April 7, 2017Apr 7, 2017
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Jill Mathews, Embryology Lab Manager

    I love teaching and coaching, both of which I get to do in my current role. That is probably one of my favorite parts of the job. I am also a science geek, so I really enjoy working with a microscope and human gametes.

    4165 views | 0 shares
    4165 views | 0 shares
    • April 2, 2017Apr 2, 2017
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Physicians, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    When Is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?

    If you haven’t tried to conceive before, you’re currently trying without success, or if you started without doing your anatomy homework, it may be time to brush up on some fertility basics.

    17915 views | 1 share
    17915 views | 1 share
    • March 29, 2017Mar 29, 2017
    • Fertility Preservation, Physicians, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions about Egg Freezing

    We asked Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, Director of the Center for Fertility Preservation, the 10 most common questions she hears about egg freezing:

    2417 views | 0 shares
    2417 views | 0 shares
    • March 14, 2017Mar 14, 2017
    • Fertility Health, Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Optimizing, Testing & Understanding Egg Quality

    A woman’s most prized ovarian possessions: eggs. Some women have fantastic egg health into their later childbearing years, while others experience diminished ovarian reserve at a younger age. How is a woman to know what her situation will be?

    2706 views | 0 shares
    2706 views | 0 shares
    • March 1, 2017Mar 1, 2017
    • Donor & Surrogacy Treatment, Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Olivia Furnas, Donor Program

    My current role is in the Donor Program, where I work with our team to assist young women and families coordinate their care in egg donation.

    80882 views | 0 shares
    80882 views | 0 shares
    • February 20, 2017Feb 20, 2017
    • Drugs/Medications, Facts & Tips, Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About Progesterone Supplements

    We asked Dr. Edward Marut 10 questions about progesterone supplements.

    3653 views | 0 shares
    3653 views | 0 shares
    • February 1, 2017Feb 1, 2017
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    9 Things to Know If You're Thinking About IVF

    In a new article by Health.com, fertility experts are asked to separate myths from fact for nine common IVF questions and concerns. The article covers blood clots, birth defects, insurance coverage, multiples, and more - the answers may not be what you’d think.

    2370 views | 1 share
    2370 views | 1 share
    • January 18, 2017Jan 18, 2017
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Beth Dziedzic, Marketing Manager

    I am the Marketing Manager at Fertility Centers of Illinois. I work on all aspects of promotion of our practice, both internally and externally.

    2763 views | 1 share
    2763 views | 1 share
    • January 12, 2017Jan 12, 2017
    • Infertility, Physicians, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Planning To Have Children After 35? What You Need To Know

    Whether you plan to delay children or find yourself ready to start a family at 35 or older, there is helpful information that can help you navigate this exciting new chapter in your life.

    2590 views | 0 shares
    2590 views | 0 shares
    • January 5, 2017Jan 5, 2017
    • LGBTQ, Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Research: LGB Family Planning and a Financial Solution

    Our survey results found that the family planning goals of LGB and straight women are very similar. While the majority of lesbian and bisexual women have considered having a child and would like to have a child in the future, they are more worried about finances and emotional preparedness than their straight counterparts.

    3582 views | 0 shares
    3582 views | 0 shares
    • December 15, 2016Dec 15, 2016
    • Fertility Health, Infertility, Patient Stories
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    A Holiday Conversation About Infertility

    It’s the holiday season, the time of year when you’ll spend more time talking to family members, friends and colleagues than any other time of year. And some folks can say the darnedest things.

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    2309 views | 0 shares
    • December 12, 2016Dec 12, 2016
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Nancy McEntee, Clinic Nurse

    Nancy McEntee went through low technology fertility treatment for her first child as technology was limited and ultrasound was not in use at that time. Want to know more?

    2151 views | 0 shares
    2151 views | 0 shares
    • December 2, 2016Dec 2, 2016
    • Physicians, Pregnancy
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    No Two Baby Bumps Are Alike

    If you’ve surfed the web reading news in the pregnancy world, you are sure to have come across the baby bump controversy, rife with baby bump shaming.

    3780 views | 0 shares
    3780 views | 0 shares
    • November 23, 2016Nov 23, 2016
    • Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Marie Davidson, Ph.D.

    6 Ways to Find Gratitude During the Holidays on Your Infertility Journey

    Thanksgiving is the holiday of food, family, and giving thanks. Is it possible to find thankfulness in the midst of an infertility journey? Though it isn’t always easy, the answer is yes.

    2144 views | 0 shares
    2144 views | 0 shares
    • November 18, 2016Nov 18, 2016
    • Fertility Health
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Mel Gibson Is Having His 9th Kid: Are All Men That Fertile?

    Mel Gibson is on child number nine at age 60, but he isn’t the first older man to grow his brood. Charlie Chaplin had another son at age 73 and Larry King had another child at age 66. Keep in mind that in all of these instances, their wives were considerably younger than they were.

    2160 views | 0 shares
    2160 views | 0 shares
    • November 14, 2016Nov 14, 2016
    • Employee Spotlight
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Employee Spotlight: Ralph Gray in New Patient Services

    Have you ever wondered who you are talking to when you call to set up a new appointment? Ralph works in New Patient Services speaking to new patients who are about to begin their journey in fertility treatment with us.

    3836 views | 0 shares
    3836 views | 0 shares
    • November 7, 2016Nov 7, 2016
    • Drugs/Medications, Facts & Tips, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Infographic: Fertility Victory for Vets

    With the tenth largest veteran population in the country that includes 721,575 vets, Illinois is the proud home to many veterans and military service members.

    2563 views | 1 share
    2563 views | 1 share
    • November 3, 2016Nov 3, 2016
    • Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    3 Ways To Deal With Stress & Uncertainty On Your Fertility Journey

    If you're trying for a baby and are feeling stressed, anxious, and hopeless, you aren't alone.

    9567 views | 1 share
    9567 views | 1 share
    • October 1, 2016Oct 1, 2016
    • Condition, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About Miscarriage

    In honor of Pregnancy Loss Awareness Day on October 15th, we asked Dr. John Rapisarda, Director of the Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Center for Excellence, the 10 most common questions he hears about miscarriage.

    2718 views | 0 shares
    2718 views | 0 shares
    • September 29, 2016Sep 29, 2016
    • Fertility Preservation, Testing, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Putting Off Motherhood

    In 1971, the mean age of first-time moms in America was 21.4 years old, in 2016 it’s 26.3 according to the National Center for Health Statistics. One might assume the most common reason women are waiting longer to have children is because they are waiting to find Mr. Right, right? Wrong.

    10887 views | 2 shares
    10887 views | 2 shares
    • September 27, 2016Sep 27, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About Male Infertility

    We asked Dr. Meike Uhler, Director of the Male Fertility Center for Excellence, the 10 most common questions she is asked about male infertility.

    3746 views | 0 shares
    3746 views | 0 shares
    • September 14, 2016Sep 14, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Specialist
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    What is Embryo Grading?

    Fertility Centers of Illinois Embryologist, Dr. Jill Matthews, discusses Embryo Grading on the Beat Infertility Podcast.

    4157 views | 1 share
    4157 views | 1 share
    • September 6, 2016Sep 6, 2016
    • Condition, Disease or Syndrome, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    30 Nutrition Tips for PCOS Awareness Month

    1. Have your vitamin D tested. Women with PCOS are often vitamin D deficient, and correcting the deficiency can help restore more frequent menstrual cycles and promote improved blood sugar regulation.

    3375 views | 0 shares
    3375 views | 0 shares
    • August 10, 2016Aug 10, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Procedure, Specialist
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    11 Things You Should Know Before Considering IVF

    If you are reading this article right now, the chances are that you are considering going through IVF, are currently in an IVF cycle, or have completed IVF in the past.

    2373 views | 0 shares
    2373 views | 0 shares
    • August 5, 2016Aug 5, 2016
    • Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Dr. Kaplan to be Honored by Path2Parenthood

    Path2Parenthood will honor our very own Dr. Brian Kaplan with at Illuminations Chicago 2016. Dr. Kaplan's passion and personal approach have been the hallmarks of his practice at Fertility Centers of Illinois for over 20 years.

    2527 views | 0 shares
    2527 views | 0 shares
    • July 25, 2016Jul 25, 2016
    • Fertility Health, Testing, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    5 Things Women Want in Fertility Education

    Being educated around your fertility can help women and couples make informed decisions about their future family plans. This can include egg freezing for fertility preservation, deciding to freeze embryos, or moving up a family planning timeline.

    3542 views | 0 shares
    3542 views | 0 shares
    • June 19, 2016Jun 19, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Male Infertility: Fact from Fiction

    If you’re longing for a baby and to become a dad, Father’s Day can be a tough day to endure.

    2422 views | 0 shares
    2422 views | 0 shares
    • June 10, 2016Jun 10, 2016
    • Fertility Health, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Top 7 Causes of Infertility in Women

    In a SELF.com article, Dr. Uhler explains some of the top causes of infertility for women. The article explores details regarding the below causes including symptoms, statistics, treatment options and more.

    3296 views | 0 shares
    3296 views | 0 shares
    • June 2, 2016Jun 2, 2016
    • Condition, Infertility, Physicians
    • By Dr. John J. Rapisarda

    10 Questions about Treating Infertility from Endometriosis

    For 176 million women, endometriosis is a difficult part of everyday life. 35-50% of women diagnosed also have infertility, making it one of the top three causes of female infertility.

    8069 views | 0 shares
    8069 views | 0 shares
    • May 25, 2016May 25, 2016
    • Facts & Tips
    • By Dr. Meike L. Uhler

    Updates to IL Insurance Coverage for Fertility Services

    In Illinois, we are lucky to be one of eight states with mandated fertility coverage. A recent update to the Illinois mandate has potentially widened the breadth of coverage now available to Illinois patients. Before addressing these updates, we’d like to explain background info first.

    2109 views | 0 shares
    2109 views | 0 shares
    • May 20, 2016May 20, 2016
    • Biological Term or Anatomy, Condition, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Thyroid Disorders & Infertility

    Dr. Rodgers joins the Beat Infertility podcast to discuss thyroid issues and infertility and covers everything a patient should know about thyroid health and trying to conceive.

    3101 views | 4 shares
    3101 views | 4 shares
    • May 12, 2016May 12, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Wellness
    • By Marie Davidson, Ph.D.

    10 Tips on Not Driving yourself Crazy

    Sometimes, our very own thoughts drive us crazy. Fertility patients are very susceptible to having nagging, repetitive, “negative” thoughts. You really cannot eliminate them entirely, but you can work with them. They are yours, it’s your brain at work, and you can modify, influence, challenge, and even mostly stop the thoughts if you put your mind to it.

    2554 views | 0 shares
    2554 views | 0 shares
    • April 5, 2016Apr 5, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Term
    • By Dr. Jane M. Nani

    How to Negotiate ART Care

    Considering assisted reproductive technology? Find out how to advocate for yourself while still keeping the wheels rolling forward toward your parenthood dreams.

    4557 views | 3 shares
    4557 views | 3 shares
    • April 5, 2016Apr 5, 2016
    • Infertility, Procedure
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    What Does IVF Feel Like?

    If you haven’t done IVF before, there are a lot of unknowns. After finding a physician, discussing treatment, and putting all of the pieces in place to move forward, the natural next question is to wonder what you’ve signed up for.

    3067 views | 1 share
    3067 views | 1 share
    • March 16, 2016Mar 16, 2016
    • Fertility Health, Physicians, Trying to Conceive
    • By fciblogteam

    Reducing the Risk of Multiples

    Dr. Rodgers joins the Beat Infertility podcast to discuss all aspects of reducing the risk of multiples during fertility treatment.

    3250 views | 0 shares
    3250 views | 0 shares
    • March 8, 2016Mar 8, 2016
    • Condition, Physicians, Testing
    • By fciblogteam

    AMH Reliably Predicts Ovarian Reserve in Obese Women

    Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is widely used for the assessment of ovarian reserve. AMH is an ovarian reserve marker that gives an estimate of the remaining egg quantity.

    2228 views | 0 shares
    2228 views | 0 shares
    • February 26, 2016Feb 26, 2016
    • Condition, Disease or Syndrome
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Ovulatory Disorders

    Dr. Rodgers joins the Beat Infertility podcast to discuss everything you should know about ovulatory disorders when trying to conceive:

    6032 views | 4 shares
    6032 views | 4 shares
    • February 2, 2016Feb 2, 2016
    • Infertility, Patient Stories, Trying to Conceive
    • By fciblogteam

    Top 10: What Not To Say

    What She Doesn't Want to Hear (When She's Not Expecting)

    3814 views | 2 shares
    3814 views | 2 shares
    • January 25, 2016Jan 25, 2016
    • Medical Association, Physicians, Specialist
    • By fciblogteam

    Castle Connolly 2016 Top Doctors

    3284 views | 0 shares
    3284 views | 0 shares
    • January 25, 2016Jan 25, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    How to Take a Pregnancy Test, Step-by-Step

    4220 views | 4 shares
    4220 views | 4 shares
    • January 19, 2016Jan 19, 2016
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By fciblogteam

    Fertility Nutrition & Fitness Plan

    3259 views | 0 shares
    3259 views | 0 shares
    • December 21, 2015Dec 21, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    How Did You Get Through the Holidays With Infertility?

    3624 views | 0 shares
    3624 views | 0 shares
    • December 7, 2015Dec 7, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By fciblogteam

    Healthy Holidays While Trying to Conceive: 10 Tips to Manage Diet, Exercise and Stress

    3657 views | 0 shares
    3657 views | 0 shares
    • September 2, 2015Sep 2, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Procedure, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    Preconception Checklist: What You Need to Do Prior to Pregnancy

    • September 2, 2015Sep 2, 2015
    • Fertility Health, Fertility Term, Procedure, Testing, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Meike L. Uhler

    Assessing Fertility Potential with a Fertility Awareness Checkup

    4261 views | 0 shares
    4261 views | 0 shares
    • September 2, 2015Sep 2, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Jane M. Nani

    Infertility Awareness: 10 Things Patients Wish You Knew

    2981 views | 0 shares
    2981 views | 0 shares
    • August 31, 2015Aug 31, 2015
    • LGBTQ
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    My Two Dads: Gay Fatherhood This Father’s Day

    5176 views | 0 shares
    5176 views | 0 shares
    • August 31, 2015Aug 31, 2015
    • Biological Term or Anatomy, Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    8 Ways for Men to Supercharge Their Fertility

    42604 views | 4 shares
    42604 views | 4 shares
    • August 28, 2015Aug 28, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation, Wellness
    • By Dr. Meike L. Uhler

    7 Ways to Boost Your Fertility

    With lifestyle changes, a little inside knowledge on fertility, women can tip the scale in their favor.

    3703 views | 0 shares
    3703 views | 0 shares
    • August 28, 2015Aug 28, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation
    • By Dr. Edward L. Marut

    Boost Fertility: 10 Bad Habits to Break in 2015

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    2819 views | 0 shares
    • August 13, 2015Aug 13, 2015
    • Medical Association, Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Meet the Newest Addition to our Fertility Centers of Illinois Family: Dr. Allison K. Rodgers, MD

    5562 views | 0 shares
    5562 views | 0 shares
    • July 31, 2015Jul 31, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Testing, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Assess Your Fertility Potential

    If you plan to become a parent, this checkup can help you know where you stand.

    • July 31, 2015Jul 31, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Boost Fertility with Natural Remedies

    Discover the natural remedies that can boost both your fertility and your overall health.

    • July 1, 2015Jul 1, 2015
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Boosting Fertility Through Natural Treatment

    • June 14, 2015Jun 14, 2015
    • Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation, Infertility, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Natural Boosts for Infertility

    • April 14, 2015Apr 14, 2015
    • Fertility Health, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    National Infertility Awareness Week 2015 Events

    • December 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014
    • Infertility, Medical Association, Patient Stories, Procedure, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Past FCI Patient Guest Blog: Rachael Kobleske & Family

    • December 17, 2014Dec 17, 2014
    • Facts & Tips, Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    12 Tips and Strategies to Cope with Infertility over the Holidays

    • November 18, 2014Nov 18, 2014
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation
    • By Dr. Eve C. Feinberg

    Modern Mothers: 8 Surprising Facts

    • November 11, 2014Nov 11, 2014
    • Donor & Surrogacy Treatment, Fertility Preservation, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Fertility Centers of Illinois & Donor Egg Bank USA Hit 1,000 Embryo Transfer Milestone

    • November 6, 2014Nov 6, 2014
    • Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation, Infertility, Trying to Conceive
    • By Dr. Eve C. Feinberg

    Analyzing Ethnic Disparity in Fertility Treatment Success for Black & Asian Women

    • November 4, 2014Nov 4, 2014
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    7 Facts About Stress & Infertility

    • September 2, 2014Sep 2, 2014
    • Donor & Surrogacy Treatment, Fertility Preservation, Procedure
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Common Fears That Patients Have About Using Donor Egg (Dr. Marie Davidson)

    • August 28, 2014Aug 28, 2014
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive, Wellness
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    10 Tips to Help Couples Conceive

    • August 21, 2014Aug 21, 2014
    • Fertility Health, Infertility, Wellness
    • By Dr. Allison K. Rodgers

    National Infertility Awareness Week 2014: 8 ways to keep STRONG during Infertility

    • July 25, 2014Jul 25, 2014
    • Infertility, Patient Stories, Procedure, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Michele Flanagan & Family

    • July 14, 2014Jul 14, 2014
    • Infertility, Patient Stories, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Christine Mendez & Family

    • June 13, 2014Jun 13, 2014
    • Fertility Health, Fertility Preservation, Procedure
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Video: Fertility Preservation at FCI

    • May 20, 2014May 20, 2014
    • Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI & Dr. Rodgers Interviewed by Fox Chicago News

    • May 2, 2014May 2, 2014
    • Patient Stories
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Renee Cohen & Family

    • April 25, 2014Apr 25, 2014
    • Patient Stories
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Michelle, Shaun & Evan Doherty!

    • April 23, 2014Apr 23, 2014
    • Infertility, Physicians
    • By Dr. Eve C. Feinberg

    National Infertility Awareness Week: Dr. Eve Feinberg's Story

    • April 22, 2014Apr 22, 2014
    • Donor & Surrogacy Treatment, Infertility
    • By Dr. Jane M. Nani

    National Infertility Awareness Week: Frozen Donor Egg - The Newest Technology in the Field of Egg Donation

    • April 16, 2014Apr 16, 2014
    • Patient Stories
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Michelle Edmonds!

    • March 14, 2014Mar 14, 2014
    • Patient Stories
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Katie Van Dorn & Family!

    • March 10, 2014Mar 10, 2014
    • Physicians
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    Meet the Newest Addition to our Fertility Centers of Illinois Family: Dr. Allison K. Rodgers, MD

    • February 27, 2014Feb 27, 2014
    • Facts & Tips, Fertility Health, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    What Are You Passing Down the Family Line?

    • February 13, 2014Feb 13, 2014
    • Patient Stories, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Bill & Katie O’Connor

    • February 6, 2014Feb 6, 2014
    • Infertility
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Dealing with Infertility

    • January 27, 2014Jan 27, 2014
    • Patient Stories, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Karin Podolski

    • January 7, 2014Jan 7, 2014
    • Infertility, Patient Stories, Trying to Conceive
    • By Fertility Blog Team

    FCI Past Patient Guest Blog: Julie Pelc Adler & Family