• Hoboken Girl of the Week: Leyla Bilali {Nurse + Founder of Fertility Together}

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    You know you love your career when you decide to open up your very own business related to it — and that’s exactly what our Hoboken Girl of the Week did. Lelya Bilali is a registered nurse, fertility nurse, fertility consultant, and owner of her very own company, Fertility Together. By day, she provides nursing services and support for patients receiving reproductive endocrinology treatment and began working at Reproductive Medicine Associates of NY {“RMA of NY”}. During her time at RMA of NY,  she recognized her calling at the suggestion of some of her most dear patients. “They have helped me realized that combining exceptional nursing care with unconditional compassion is my forte.” Today, we’re learning all about her awesome company and digging in a bit to her personal life {that is, where she likes eating and shopping locally}.

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    About Leyla + Her Business, according to Leyla:

    ‘I don’t know how anyone does this without a Leyla. Everyone needs a Leyla to get through this.’ That’s how it all started — at the behest & urging of one of my most dear patients who had asked me to come to her home to administer her IVF injections.

    Fertility & reproductive endocrinology just happened to fall into my lap — I never purposely intended to get into this field. I had been working as a nurse for 6 years in pediatrics before deciding it was time to learn something new and garner a new skill set. I originally applied for a recovery room position at a fertility clinic thinking I needed to hone in on more surgical procedures & post procedure nursing skills. What I got was so much more than that.

    The nurse manager I met during my interview asked if I was interested in fertility nursing as she thought I would be a great fit. I hadn’t the slightest clue what that entailed but I trusted the process & I’m so happy I did because it led me to start Fertility Together — the most fulfilling career I could have asked for.

    I can provide what is often missing in this journey – personalized care, continuity and consistency, intimacy, proper education, more availability and endless encouragement. I provide unlimited support throughout the often too long and obstacle-filled fertility journey. Whether you are simply curious about your reproductive health, aiming for a healthy pregnancy or inquiring about fertility preservation (egg or embryo freezing),

    leyla bilali fertility together hoboken girl of the week

    While the fertility journey can be a harrowing process & stressful for all parties involved (the patients, the partners & the practitioners) it can also be life changing for all in a positive way. You realize your strengths & how much you can endure & fight through. You plow through your weaknesses & fears even when you think you have no choice but to succumb. You truly learn so much about yourself along the way to a hopefully successful outcome. I know I have. In helping my clients on their journeys I’ve also grown. Being their medical & emotional guide has brought me to my own realizations about life & the human spirit.

    What’s unique about my “coaching” is that I’m also providing medical care, training, knowledge & experience. So I can administer your injections for you while making you laugh. I can thoroughly explain your test results in laymen’s terms without scaring you with medical jargon & statistics. You can have compassion & endless encouragement alongside great nursing care. My overall goal is to humanize & personalize the process, as I have a knack for relating to & connecting with people. Infertility doesn’t have to be daunting & lonely. Together we can navigate your unique fertility journey with ease.

    My services include: at home injections, at home classes, test result review, and assistance in selecting donor sperm.

    What Inspires Her

    My biggest source of inspiration is my patients & clients — they make me love what I do & I never wake up dreading going to work or meetings.

    Goals + Passions

    My goal for this year is to expand my clientele — not so much for monetary purposes but more so because I feel like not enough women know my services exist yet every time I tell people what I do they say: “I wish I had that when I was going through treatment!”

    A Typical Day in the Life

    If I’m at the office, I’m there by 7:00AM seeing patients until about 10:00AM & then from there it’s charting & calls, etc. If I’m seeing my own clients it’s a lot more flexible & I get to sleep more!

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    The Highs + Lows

    The biggest high is meeting my patients’ and clients’ babies after it all. And the lowest low is having to tell someone it didn’t work or even worse — that it may never.

    Highlight of Career {So Far}

    The highlight has been seeing random people on the street telling me they’ve heard of me and that their friend used me, and I made all the difference in their journey. That’s really what it’s all about — making something so difficult easier.

    What a Day Off is Like

    I love just walking along the water in Hoboken and also boutique hopping. And taking my Frenchie, Reuben to the dog park!

    Advice for Someone Trying to Pursue the Same Career Path

    I think for nurses, in general, it’s important to think outside the box. You don’t need to be confined to your office or hospital position. Find a niche via your patients’ needs & go for it. I had no idea how to start a business but now I’m so glad I did, even though it was a struggle at times.

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    Hoboken + Jersey City Favorites

    What is your favorite restaurant in Hoboken or Jersey City?

    Hoboken: Anthony David’s

    JC: La Cote

    What is your favorite boutique in Hoboken or Jersey City?

    Hoboken: Alba

    What do you love most about Hoboken?

    I love being able to walk everywhere & I love having a beautiful view of the city. I also love being so close to my in-laws who also live here — they are the best people out there!!!

    What is your favorite thing to do in Hudson County?

    Trying new restaurants.

    How long have you lived and/or worked in Hoboken or Jersey City?

    I’ve only lived in Hoboken for a year — we lived in the city for 10 years prior to. But I’ve always been out & about here since I grew up in northern NJ.

    What is your favorite outdoor place to spend time in Hoboken or Jersey City?

    The piers or dog parks.

    What is your favorite place to work out in Hudson County?

    Fit Foundry!

    Where do you go out with friends in the area?

    Pier 13 in the spring/summer.

    What is something you think needs to come to Hoboken or Jersey City?

    Barry’s Bootcamp or Orange Theory for sure.

    See More: Hoboken Legend Maria Pepe: One of the First Girls to Play Little League Baseball

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    Thanks for chatting with us, Leyla! Stay tuned to see who we feature next week <3

    To get in touch with Leyla, email: leyla@fertilitytogether.com.


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    Briana is a born-and-raised Hoboken Girl who embraces both the new and old aspects of the Mile Square. She’s a freelance writer, works in social media, and more importantly (but not really) — a cat lover and total foodie. When she’s not working, she can be found convincing herself to buy something at Sephora or Target, eating mussels with her fiancé at Leo’s, or planning her next Disney vacation.


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