November 25, 2013

Women: You May Not Be Ready for Pregnancy, But Your Body Is

You may not be ready to have children at this point in your life, but your body might be. Ensure your future with our Fertility Preservation options at our Fertility Centers of Illinois locations all over the Chicagoland area!

Read a first-hand account of one woman's journey to freeze her eggs and preserve her fertility until she's ready to have a child here!

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November 12, 2013

One Woman's First-Hand Experience with Fertility Preservation, Freezing her Eggs

Fertility Preservation and Freezing Eggs
One of the largest stressors in a woman’s life is the idea of a “ticking biological clock” or the potential for diminishing fertility. While we may be well educated about the best ways prevent pregnancy, how much do we know about options for preserving our fertility potential for the future?

As women have broken through the glass ceiling and become more career-oriented, it’s time to talk about how they can achieve both career and family goals. By preserving fertility at the most optimal time in a woman’s life, women will be able to achieve motherhood at a time when they feel ready.

With new, cutting edge technology, achieving career and family goals is possible! The ability to freeze young, healthy eggs for use later in life now gives women the opportunity to take control of their future.

November 11, 2013

Fertility Centers of Illinois Nurse Spotlight: Julie Wiese R.N. B.S.N.!

We love our nurses & want you to get to know them as well as we do, too! In our Nurse Spotlights, we interview each of the nurses here at the Fertility Centers of Illinois so you can learn about their backgrounds, a bit of their personal lives and to get to know them as a friend since you'll see them a lot during your time with us. Stay tuned for more Nurse Spotlights to come!

Here's your chance to meet, Julie Wiese, R.N. B.S.N.!

Why did you choose to become a nurse? 
To pursue a licensed profession that would be fulfilling as much as a challenge. Nurses are educated to be attuned to the whole person/ whole family, not just the unique presenting health problem.  The most current definition that reflects the evolution of professional nursing is from the 2003 edition of ANA's Nursing's Social Policy Statement: Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.

November 4, 2013

Understanding Infertility: 5 Most Common Diagnoses & Treatment Solutions

If you’ve been trying to conceive and those two little pink lines still elude you, know that you are not alone. While it takes most couples an average up to one year to become pregnant, one in six couples experiences infertility issues.

Here are five of the most common infertility diagnoses, along with example treatment solutions. Keep in mind that each person, diagnosis and situation is different, and only after a medical evaluation can a tailored treatment plan can be prescribed.

But first, what is the definition of infertility?

For women under 35, infertility is defined as trying to conceive for one year without a pregnancy. For women over 35, infertility is defined as trying for six months without a pregnancy.

While the causes of infertility can vary greatly, there are five common diagnoses to be aware of: