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Illume Fertility

Fertility Clinic  | 
Egg Donor Agency
Norwalk, CT - HQ
About
Illume Fertility, formerly known as RMA of CT (Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut), uses a scientific and medical approach to help you successfully grow your family or achieve your fertility goals while enveloping you in 360-degree care and support. Illume Fertility is led by eight specially-trained board-certified reproductive endocrinologists who are eager to help you achieve your fertility and family-building goals. With an award-winning embryology lab, andrology lab, on-site surgical suite, and innovative technology, Illume Fertility offers the highest quality fertility care in an inclusive environment.
Phone: 203-750-7400
Employees: 115
Founded: 2002
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Services
Last updated on Dec 20, 2023 03:38 PM

Clinic Services
ED Non-medical Screening

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Psychological Screening with a Mental Health Professional
  • Review of Past Egg Donation
  • Medical Questionaire
  • MMPI / PAI testing
  • Drug Screening
ED Medical Screening
Genetic Counseling (ED)
Genetic Screening (ED)
ED Medication Instruction and Supervision
ED Cycle Monitoring

  • Monitoring - office visits for egg donor
  • Monitoring - ultrasound examinations
  • Monitoring -bloodwork
Travel Coordination (ED)
IP Medical Screening/Bloodwork
Semen Analysis
GC Medical Screening

  • Sonohystogram or hysteroscopy
  • Cervical map
  • Mock cycle
GC Medication Instruction and Supervision
GC Monitoring

  • Ultrasound & blood for alignment and suppression
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Monitoring of carrier through 12th week of pregnancy
IVF Cycle

  • Egg retrieval with ultrasound guidance
  • Anesthesia for egg retrieval
  • Fertilization and Embryo Culture
  • Embryo transfer with ultrasound guidance
Embryo Genetic Testing

  • PGT-A
  • PGT-M
Embryo Storage
Semen Freezing and Storage
Genetic Counseling (IPs)
Mental Health Counseling
GC Ancillary Wellness Services

  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Acupuncture
Egg Donation Services
ED Matching
ED Non-medical Screening
Promotions
GPAP Stage I Discount: 15% Annual quota: 10
GPAP Stage II 5 pro bono Agency Service(s) per year
Membership Benefits Program
  • $1,000 discount off full IVF cycle
  • Complimentary consultation with physician
Team Members
Last updated on Aug 14, 2023 03:20 PM
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Dr. Laura Meyer is double board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, and earned her medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine. She subsequently completed both her residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. During her residency she was appointed Administrative Chief Resident and was the recipient of the Distinguished Housestaff Award by the Cornell Alumni Council. Her areas of interest include surrogacy, reproductive genetics, and IVF. Dr. Meyer provides comprehensive, compassionate, and individualized care to all of her patients on their journey to parenthood, and has been helping families grow through surrogacy for almost a decade. She is fluent in Spanish.
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Dr. Mark P. Leondires - Founder, Medical Director, and Partner
Dr. Mark Leondires is founder and Medical Director at Illume Fertility. After he and his husband Greg had two children through the complex journey of egg donation and surrogacy he realized the need for a more comprehensive concierge service for assisted reproductive team. Thus the birth of Illume's LGBTQ-focused family building program, Gay Parents To Be. He is proud to enable members of the LGBTQ community to build the family of their dreams, as he believes all hurdles are surmountable and the joys of parenting are boundless. Dr. Leondires is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (REI), and has been selected a Best Doctor in America, a Top Doc by Castle Connolly and the 2015 Path to Parenthood Visionary Award Recipient for his outstanding commitment to patient care and building families.
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Last updated on Dec 20, 2023
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Reviews
(2024, USA Parents)
Ilume provided good medical advice resulting in a successful pregnancy. Only hassles were typical doctor’s office-type disorganization and disagreement with agency re if surrogacy candidate could handle stress of pregnancy. Some might find Ilume too cautious, others could see it as a positive.
Approved by Vanessa Breedlove
(2024, USA Parents)
We had a seamless, professional and caring experience working with Illume and Dr. Leondires for our first and second surrogacy journeys. They were accommodating, clear and supportive about what was expected of us as intended parents as well as what was expected of our surrogate in the lead up to and during our sperm retrieval and embryo transfer. Illume's staff was also hugely supportive of our egg donor during her egg retrieval process. We appreciated that Dr. L would call to check in as soon as information was available (often after hours). We also appreciated the expert advice we received at the clinic about things like donor selection and what choices to make around genetic testing. Would highly recommend!
Approved by Vanessa Breedlove
(2023, USA parents)They were communicative and able to explain things clearly. Dr. Leondires was great, and very frank in describing the process and procedures. The staff were friendly and helpful. But sometimes they left messages at the end of the day, and we couldn't get in touch until the following days.
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(2022, USA Parents)
Overall, we were very pleased with our experience working with Illume Fertility. Dr. Leondires and his team were responsive and professional. We did have a small hiccup when trying to match with our preferred egg donor but that was ultimately resolved through increased communication and process clarification. We particularly appreciated the finance team and nursing staff at Illume who we engaged with the most frequently. They were incredibly thoughtful and accessible.
Approved by Vanessa Breedlove
(2022, USA Parents)
We had a seamless, professional and caring experience working with Illume and Dr. Leondires for our first and second surrogacy journeys. They were accommodating, clear and supportive about what was expected of us as intended parents as well as what was expected of our surrogate in the lead up to and during our sperm retrieval and embryo transfer. Illume's staff was also hugely supportive of our egg donor during her egg retrieval process. We appreciated that Dr. L would call to check in as soon as information was available (often after hours). We also appreciated the expert advice we received at the clinic about things like donor selection and what choices to make around genetic testing. Would highly recommend!
Approved by Vanessa Breedlove
(2019, USA parents) They got the job done but their communication skills were fairly lacking on all fronts.
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GPAP II
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Fertility Clinic Satisfaction

9.2
Overall Score 10 Reviews

Egg Donation Satisfaction

N/A
Recommendation Rate 0 Reviews
Clinic Experience
Overall Rating
9.2
Quality of medical services (contribution to the success of the journey)
10.0
Responsive, informative and supportive
8.7
Egg donor options, screening and matching
9.8
Gay friendly and knowledgeable
10.0
Accommodation of international parents
10.0

Clinic Recommendation Rate
90%
Egg Donation Experience
Insufficient number of reviews.
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