Flip the Script

Infertility affects 1 in 8 couples, and Fertility Centers of Illinois proudly supports National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) during April 22-28 with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. NIAW aims to flip the script by bringing infertility awareness to the forefront to break barriers and remove stigmas.

In honor of NIAW, we are offering several events, webinars, and promotions to educate and build infertility awareness. 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: #flipthescript on Infertility

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

Press Release: FCI Observes National Infertility Awareness Week

News: Chicago Tribune – Women fighting cancer ask, ‘why won’t Illinois insurers cover egg, embryo freezing?’

Patient Story: How a Fertility Checkup Changed Everything

Blog: Top 10 Questions Fertility Doctors Hear

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

Blog: 9 Fast Facts on Infertility

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

Blog: Assessing Fertility Potential with a Fertility Awareness Checkup

NIAW Events and Webinars

NIAW Press Release and Media Coverage


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 22 – June 30. 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 23-June 30, 2018. All testing must be completed within 60 days of initial contact with Fertility Centers of Illinois Call Center. 

Download the Form | Request an Appointment

Test Your Fertility Knowledge!

Do you think you know your stuff when it comes to fertility? Prove it! Take our quiz and compete with your friends. You’re already here, so we’re guessing you have a leg up on the competition.

Featured Events for 2018 National Infertility Awareness Week

We hope you will join us to learn more about yoga and fertility, egg donation, adoption, meditation and conception, and a day-by-day journey of embryos in our laboratory. Check out these events below to help you on your path!

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Eating Better for Conception, Weight Control, & Nursing – Webinar

Monday, April 23 | 6-7PM | Register >

Dr. Brooklyn Washington & Olivia Wagner MS, RDN, LDN, Aligned Modern Health

Eating better isn’t always just eliminating junk food. It might be looking at adequate protein or increasing healthy fats. It might be timing or eliminating food sensitivities. Learn how your food choices can affect conception, keep your weight where you want it and set you up for adequate supply for nursing your baby.


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Egg Donation: Parenthood Starts Here – Webinar

Tuesday, April 24 | 7:30AM-8:30AM | Register >

Center for Collaborative Reproduction, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Searching for an egg donor candidate can be one of the greatest challenges for our patients. Fertility Centers of Illinois’ Center for Collaborative Reproduction has developed a patient webinar to help streamline the egg donor process. This webinar will be an overview of the egg donor program options, steps to prepare for your treatments, and realistic treatment expectations. We will have time for all of your questions.

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Surprising Fertility Fitness Secrets: From Working Out to Working In – Webinar

Wednesday, April 25 | 6-7PM | Register >

Beth Heller, M.S. RYT, Pulling Down the Moon
Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron, Fertility Centers of Illinois

Should you exercise when you are trying to get pregnant? Is running safe? Yoga? Join Beth Heller, M.S. of Pulling Down the Moon and Dr. Jennifer Hirshfeld-Cytron of Fertility Centers of Illinois for an illuminating discussion about the link between fitness and fertility. This webinar provides insight on how to detox for optimal health and get started off on the right foot for fertility fitness. Learn which exercise practices support optimal reproductive function and learn how to optimize your exercise regimen for fertility. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

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Spring Cleaning: Yoga and Nutrition to Cleanse

Thursday, April 26 | 5:30-7PM | Register >

Mia Zarlengo, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Pulling Down the Moon
Diana Zic, RPYT and Certified Health Coach Specializing in Fertility Health, Pulling Down the Moon

Pulling Down the Moon
770 N LaSalle | Suite 800 | Chicago, IL 60654

Join us for a free in-center informational event for National Infertility Awareness Week! You will have an introduction to ART Recovery to start your journey, try again after a failed cycle/miscarriage, or hormone imbalance.

These resources will help you cleanse body and mind while maintaining a fertility friendly plan with support. This hour and a half session includes discussion, a yoga detox/saucha session, and a question and answer session. This session is best for patients taking a break from ART, or cleansing before trying to conceive. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.