Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples; we need to uncover the facts and bring infertility awareness to the forefront to break barriers and remove stigmas. Fertility Centers of Illinois proudly supports National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) during April 21-27, 2019 with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

In honor of NIAW, we are offering several events, webinars, and promotions to educate and build infertility awareness and support our community. It is our mission to help others realize their dream of having a family. We believe that sharing helpful information and advocating on behalf of those with infertility will change the national conversation around a disease that affects one in eight couples.

Are you a physician needing to refer a patient during NIAW? Follow this link to get started.

NIAW Resources:

Blog: 8 Symptoms of Infertility

Blog: Top 10 Questions Fertility Doctors Hear

Blog: 9 Fast Facts on Infertility

Blog: 13 Parts of Fertility Treatment I Wish I Knew

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Reddit AMA: Business Intelligence Manager, Nick Stretchbery Does a Q&A.

Ask the Doctor: 10 Questions About Genetic Testing

Patient Story: IVF Success With A Fertility Grant

Patient Story: How a Fertility Checkup Changed Everything

Blog: Fertility Education for All? The Research Says Yes.

Blog: Words of Hope and Strength – Support from the Fertility Centers of Illinois Team

Blog: Assessing Fertility Potential with a Fertility Awareness Checkup


Special Offer During National Infertility Awareness Week:

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Free Fertility Awareness Checkups!

If becoming a parent is one of your future goals, there is no better time to become aware of your reproductive health than right now. The earlier you determine your fertility, the more options you have when you eventually decide to pursue parenthood. We encourage you to make an appointment for a free* Fertility Awareness Checkup, a $90 value, by calling 877.324.4483 between April 1 – June 30, 2019. You can also request your appointment online. Just print the form and bring it with you to your appointment.

*Appointment must be scheduled between April 1-June 30, 2019. All testing must be completed within 60 days of initial contact with Fertility Centers of Illinois Call Center. 

Download the Form | Request an Appointment


Featured Events for 2019 National Infertility Awareness Week

We hope you will join us to learn more about the causes of infertility, myths and misconceptions, stress reduction, the impact of age on fertility, and how to boost fertility naturally. Check out these events below to help you on your path!

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Reducing Fertility Stress – Webinar

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Pulling Down the Moon

In this class, you will discover what Prana is and why it’s important. We will focus on breath awareness and breath work, how to move into a place of healing that is beyond the physical while increasing your vitality, aka Prana.


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Fertility Myths and Misconceptions – Webinar

Tuesday, April 23 | 12-12:45PM

Dr. John J. Rapisarda, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Dive into fertility misconceptions and myths surrounding lifestyle choices, sex positions, stress and conception, gender bias, and more. Q&A session to follow.



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Top 5 Causes of Female Infertility – Webinar

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Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Review of the 5 top causes of female infertility, the symptoms and treatments for each, and what you can do at home to increase your chances of conception. Q&A session to follow.

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Age & Infertility: What You Should Know – Webinar

Wednesday, April 24 | 12-12:45PM

Dr. Jane M. Nani, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Explore how the aging process impacts fertility, including when fertility starts to decline, how age impacts women vs. men, and when the right time is to seek treatment. Q&A to follow.

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Egg Freezing 101 – Webinar

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Dr. Jennifer E. Hirshfeld-Cytron, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Discuss the basics of the egg freezing process including who is a good candidate, testing involved, expectations, costs, and more. Q&A to follow.

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How to Boost Fertility Naturally – Webinar

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Dr. Allison K. Rodgers, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Lifestyle changes, supplements, nutritional planning, and cutting down on the caffeine may help you conceive. Dr. Rodgers gives advice on a strategic approach to boosting fertility. Q&A to follow.

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Fertility Basics: Ask Me Anything! – Webinar

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Dr. Edward L. Marut, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Dr. Edward Marut opens up about all things fertility including: how to tell who is and isn’t fertile, how to improve your chances of conception, when should you reach out for help, what treatments are available, and more. Q&A to follow.

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Fertility 101: An Introduction – Webinar

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Dr. Meike L. Uhler, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Simplify your understanding of fertility with definitions, treatment timelines, how fertility is measured in men vs. women, and how testing can give an overview of reproductive potential. Q&A to follow.

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